Sunday, April 15, 2007

Stream level update...

The Delaware River at Riegelsville has surged three feet so far today and is now over 9.00' and Flood Stage for this location is 22.0'. The river at Belvidere has only risen about 1.00' and that is ablove the Lehigh River confluence.

This tells me that the lower non-tidal Delaware River tribs from the Lehigh River and downstream are experiencing the highest levels and that can be seen in the Musconetcong River, which has come up a remarkable three feet so far today and is now closing in on 5.50'. Flood stage is 6.0'. A three foot rise on a small river like the Musky is big.

Not to be outdone, the Wickecheoke Creek at Stockton has risen a shocking 6.0' today and is now clsoing in on 8.40'. The Wicky is just up the road and I will be heading out to look at it shortly. Across the Delaware the Tohickon Creek has also risen 3.0' and is still surging. This is well below the Riegelsville gage and impacts the river below Frenchtown NJ.

The Delaware River will definitely come up into the mid-teens before it is over, but the rain appears to be slowing a bit and hopefully it the river will crest sometime tomorrow morning.

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