Some Minor River Flooding Comes from Rain and Melting Snow in Southern Tier
Ice jams, snowmelt and runoff are blamed for some minor river flooding issues in the region.
There is a Flood Warning in effect for the West Branch of the Delaware River until 5 p.m. January 25 as those factors have caused the river to top the 9.5 foot flood stage by about a foot as of 4 a.m. There is no threat to structures and the river is expected to be below flood stage by mid-day.
The National Weather Service says at 10 feet, the Delaware County fairgrounds experience flooding, but the river is not expected to creep higher than that.
Currently, no additional large amounts of rain are in the forecast and cold temperatures will slow or stop the absorption of water into the soil.
Residents should still be aware of conditions and be prepared to take action if ice jams or other factors cause flooding.