Winter Storm Riley Assaults Dorchester, Milton and Quincy

The Neponset River flooded the Greenway Trail and Neponset II Park during the coastal nor'easter.

On March 2, 2018, Winter Storm Riley wreaked havoc along coastal Massachusetts and inland areas.  Below are photos taken on the day of the storm, at about 1pm, from the Neponset Greenway Trail and Granite Avenue in Dorchester, Milton Landing and various spots in Quincy. High tide was at 11:13am.

Photos by NepRWA Executive Director, Ian Cooke — our fearless leader.

Standing on boat dock at DCR Neponset II Park, looking toward Neponset River. Rt 93 is ahead and to the right.

Standing on Neponset Greenway Trail, looking at Neponset River and boat dock, toward Rt 93.

Same spot, turned 180 degrees. On Neponset Greenway Trail, looking toward Granite Ave. Neponset River is on the left.  Granite Ave. Bridge is in the distance, to the left.  DCR Neponset II Park is on the right.

Walking along Neponset Greenway Trail. Neponset River is on the left. Granite Ave. Bridge is to the left. DCR Neponset II Park is to the right.

Walking along Neponset Greenway Trail.  Looking at Neponset River with Granite Ave. Bridge ahead.

Neponset River has almost reached the bottom of the Granite Ave. Bridge in Dorchester.

Escaping onto Granite ave near the Route 93 Ramp. This driver made it through.

A tall pickup truck plows through the water on Granite Ave with the exit ramp from Route 93 in the background.

Still on Neponset Greenway Trail. Looking across Granite Ave., from DCR Neponset II Park. Shields MRI is the light colored building to the right.

Still on Neponset Greenway Trail, looking at Neponset River. Granite Ave. Bridge is in the distance, to the right. Neponset River has crested over the banks and into DCR Neponset II Park.

Still on Neponset Greenway Trail.  Just crossed Granite Ave. from DCR Neponset II Park. Looking down Greenway Trail toward Dorchester Marshes/Milton.  Neponset River is on the left, Shields MRI building is on the right.  Fencing on the right surrounds parking area.

View of Neponset Greenway Trail from Shields MRI parking lot. Looking toward Dorchester Marshes/Milton. Neponset River is on the right.

Milton Landing and the Milton Yacht Club, right at the peak of high tide. The entire parking lot has disappeared, all that’s visible is the tops of the hand railings.

The Park at Milton Landing.

Another view of the parking lot at Milton Landing, looking upstream.

The front of the Adams Inn in Quincy after the tide has begun to recede. Notice the “wrack line” near or against the building showing how high the tide got.

The parking lot behind the Adams Inn in Quincy after the water had receded at least a foot.

The parking area under the Route 3A Neponset River Bridge after the water had receded by at least a foot.

A failed attempt to get off the ramp from Quincy Shore Drive even with water levels well below their peak.

Drivers detour around flood debris left on Commander Shea Boulevard in Quincy once the water has receded.


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2 responses to “Winter Storm Riley Assaults Dorchester, Milton and Quincy”

  1. Bob FLAGG says:

    Awesome photos Ian!! Maybe we should put up some posts around the watershed to show the water level during historical floods. It would seem this will be more common in the future. It would be a great way to dramatize the rising sea levels.
    Keep up the great work NepRWA does to protect our watershed.

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