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The outdoor seating area at Washington Harbor flooded again last night.
Jessica Jordan
The outdoor seating area at Washington Harbor flooded again last night.

The river reached a level of about 10 feet last night, and crews are using industrial pumps and hoses to to rapidly pump standing water back into the Potomac.

There's still a lot of work to do, and crews on site tell WAMU's Jessica Jordan that they are just working to clear out all the water before the river's next high tide this morning.

Flood walls that were down during the initial period of flooding have now been erected. A D.C. Fire Department spokesman told WAMU's Patrick Madden yesterday that the flooding probably could have been avoided if the walls had been put up earlier.

The entire Washington Harbor complex is still blocked off and businesses are in the process of cleaning up. Seafood bar and restaurant Tony and Joe's was the hardest hit by the flooding, Washington Post reports.

**Footage of the flooding from Monday:**
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