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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Record River Flooding....AGAIN

The soil was saturated after heavy rain in August. Then Irene caused rivers and streams to flood all across the state. And just when you thought everything was back to normal...Lee came to pay us a visit. Sure, we only got Lee's "remnants". But Lee was the straw that broke the camel's back. The rivers were already swollen and this latest round of rain sent some rivers EVEN HIGHER than they were after Irene. I'm sure you have all seen this video of the University of Hartford Campus.

The Housatonic River at Falls Village: 12.41', 5th Highest crest. Notice the water level now is greater than the peak crest after Irene (between August 29-31). And the water continues to rise.

Housatonic River at Stevenson Dam: 7th Highest crest. Notice again the latest peak rivals river levels post Irene.
The Pomperaug river at is already falling below flood stage after major flooding and the 4th highest crest on record. The latest round of flooding was a few feet short of river levels after Irene.
For the latest river levels and historic crests go to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service webpage.

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