Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Not a nor'easter but...

The Delaware River at Riegelsville is pictured above, captured by Sharon Maclean (my love) at the start of the September 2005 Project River Bright. I am out in front waiting for the NJ Youth Corps members to catch up.

This impending storm is coming from the southwest and may bring up to 2" inches rain and more wherever thunderstorms occur. The action will begin after noon tomorrow.

The Delaware River at Riegelsville is at 7.05' and will likely rise up to twice that level depending on what falls in the upper watersheds, but that would still be a long way from flood stage, which is 22'.

Not surprisingly, most of the upper tribs on both sides of the Delaware are running higher than normal.

I don't believe there will be enough precipitation to pose a flood threat for the larger rivers, but some small flashy streams could rise out of their banks. Let's hope the predictions are relatively accurate. Most of the rain is supposed to fall well to the west.

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