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Flood waters leave a mess at Georgetown waterfront in DC

(Photo, ABC7)

This is the highest flood stage in years in D.C.

The Potomac River is violent. The water was moving as fast as 10 knots this week.

On Monday, a construction worker fell into the river and was swept away and the recovery effort has since been suspended.

The flood walls are up Wednesday morning in Georgetown. There is till plenty of standing water and sediment all over the sidewalk.

The walls doing their job protecting all the businesses in the area. A ton of debris is also swimming swiftly in the water and there was not a boat in sight when ABC7 went to the scene Tuesday.

River levels are expected to remain above flood stage Wednesday. The next high tide is just after 2 p.m.

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