Mild temperatures will contribute to a significant amount of snowmelt runoff into area rivers and streams through March 30.

Melting snow, combined with up to three-quarters of an inch of rain, will cause considerable rises in levels on the upper portion of the Susquehanna River basin and the west branch of the Delaware River.

Forecasts of three quarter bankfull, to near flood stage, are expected into March 31.

If rainfall and runoff exceeds current expectations, low lying areas along the west branch of the Delaware River above Cannonsville Reservoir, Tioughnioga River, Chenango River, and portions of the Susquehanna River from Bainbridge to Vestal, could experience minor flooding of agricultural lands nearest the river channel. Continue to monitor this potential through April 1.