Friday, March 02, 2007
Wash that snow away...
Mid-afternoon update shows the Delaware River at Riegelsville rose SIX FEET today, but it is showing signs of leveling off at 10' which is no where near the 22' flood stage.
Upriver tributaries such as the Lackawaxen River and Lehigh River are not all that high. The Musconetcong River is beginning to fall just short of its 6' flood stage.
Most places in the upper watershed received between one and two inches of rain. Some of the snow pack is melting off and the river ice probably isn't budging yet. Let's hope for some warm sunny days to melt off the frozen water that still covers the landscape in the Poconos and Catskill Mountains.
As the above AccuWeather maps show, March is usually the stormiest month of any given year, in like a lion and out like a lamb. At this moment it is playing lion role perfectly.