Chenango and Susquehanna Spill Over in Vestal, Conklin, Chenango Forks
Minor and moderate flooding is being reported on the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers in the usual locations: Conklin, Chenango Forks and Vestal but river gage projections don’t indicate any major flooding as rivers and streams start to subside following yesterday’s day-long rain.
The National Weather Service has a flood warning in effect for the region until 2 a.m. October 28 but the warnings are centered on the rivers where water levels have surpassed flood stage.
As of 2 a.m. October 27, the Susquehanna River at Vestal was measured at 21.42 feet. That is enough to qualify for moderate flooding along the riverbank. The Flood stage is 18 feet and the river was expected to crest at 21.9 feet.
The Susquehanna in Binghamton was near flood stage.
Minor flooding was being reported on the Chenango River at Chenango Forks with the 2 a.m. reading at 10.63 feet, a little over a half-foot above the ten-foot flood stage. The river at Conklin was measured at 15.58 feet approaching the point for moderate flooding which is 15-feet in Conklin.
Emergency Services officials this morning reported some flooding on the roads that are normally impacted by heavy rain. Debris may be across roads and some trees and limbs were reported down. Hickories Park in Owego is closed until further notice.
Motorists are reminded not to drive around cones or barricades. Emergency Services officials say it should go without saying: the blockades are there for a reason.
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