I went to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (NPS) located on the eastern side of Washington DC on the Anacostia River. The lotus are blooming almost a month ahead of ‘normal’. Must be due to the two weeks of 90+ degree weather we been having in late June. I expect peak to be over in a week or so for what is blooming. There is a smaller number of heads that are not yet ready to open but this is the week to visit.