Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fay Update...

A swell Canadian high will push in Wednesday and might be strong enough to block Fay from heading our way. Check the latest speculation.

The watershed can absorb a major rainstorm as dry as it's been this summer. Torrential rain could cause flooding in first and second order streams. The Delaware River at Belvidere is a few hundred cfs higher than normal for this time of year (which is normally low). Based on the stream gauges along upper Delaware tribs, more rain has fallen up there. In the lower Delaware watersheds of NJ/PA the tributaries are all running low, some below normal

This Wednesday I'll be leading staff members from the Heritage Conservancy on a short trip down the Musconetcong River, and this will be the lowest flow I've ever done on that happy river. I expect to be dragging the canoe through the riffles.