Hurricane Nicole just left our area, so out of morbid curiousity I checked the USGS website to check the water levels, between this today and a week ago when we were still mid-drought.
I live near the Schuylkill River, so I used this as my test. As of 6am today the water level was at 8.73 feet and discharging at 10,900 cfs. On September 25th we were at just under 3 feet and discharging at 400 cfs.
That's a lot of water! With that much water I think I will have to wait a week or two for all of our fish to swim back here from Jersey. I just hope they don't pick up their accent too.