I had no more than finished the last part of the footing excavation for our laundry room addition (one section had to be hand dug because of access problems) when a thunderstorm popped up and left 2 to 4 inches of water in the excavation. The soil is clay (CL). I know to pump the water, muck out the mud, and let it dry out before placing the rebar and calling for an inspection. Is there anything else I should do?
You're on track. As long as there's no loose mud, I don't worry about it. I need to be able to see the rebar though. I don't get overly concerned about a little water in the footing, because the concrete will easily displace it when placed.