The river at Riegelsville gauge continues to surge upwards near 13' with rain forecast for today and ending tomorrow. It appears that the Lehigh Basin received some more heavy rain last night, given the recent mini-spike, but the only station to reach flood stage was the Lehigh River at Walnutport.
Does anybody know why Walnutport is the only Lehigh station to exceed flood stage? Seems odd.
I am still optomistic that the Delaware will not exceed flood stage at 22' in Riegelsville. It all depends on what happens upstream.
I have a number of river trips that are facing extinction if the river does not recede back below 5' before next week. Nine days on the river with Girl Scouts from Hunterdon County.
Tomorrow I was planning to join Fred Stine and Faith Zerbe of Delaware Riverkeeper Network to take the Riverkeeper boat from Bristol, PA to Penns Landing in Philly. I haven't had many opportunities to do any boating in the tidal Delaware, but current conditions could scuttle this trip.
An alternative for tomorrow is to accompany a reporter from the Hunterdon Democrat on a canoe trip from Frenchtown to Bulls Island, but that seems even more unlikely.
I will lilely do an update later today.
-- "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." Mark Twain