Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Water is rising.
It looks like the western part of Connecticut will be spared major flooding situations as the rain tapered off some last night. However, it was a heavy downpour for the better part of the morning. I checked the USGS stream levels and saw that they are controlling the flow from the Goodwin Dam (west branch of the Farmington River) to help reduce the flow - a strategy that looks as though it is working. I took the pictures and video during the early afternoon yesterday (Monday, 3/29) and will get out again tomorrow (Wednesday, 3/30) to revisit some of the same locations.
Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island are in bad shape at this hour. The Yantic River will crest above record stages at some point tonight and rivers in Rhode Island are already at record levels with evacuations beginning to occur in some areas. Thankfully, it appears as though the majority of the rain will be through falling by this evening. Providence has had over 7" of rain in the past 48 hours and tides are high due to the lunar cycle!!