Wednesday, August 09, 2006

River returns to normal flow

The Delaware River at the Riegelsville gauge is falling below 3.60' and that is close to the median flow for this time of year. The last time I wrote about the river approaching seasonally normal levels was June 23rd, which is also the day the high pressure system stalled over the Appalachians, allowing storm cells to drift up from the south; that was the lead-up to the #4 all-time flood.

Today a high pressure system is bringing the promise of several days of dry weather and low humidity, something we missed in June, but is totally welcome in August.

I will be sending out a call for volunteers for two river cleanups to be held September 16 and 23. Contact me if you are interested in helping out.

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