Update: Conowingo Dam Has Closed Two Gates “Things Are Trending Down”

 

 

NOAA Weather Alert

The Flood Warning continues for the Susquehanna River – Below Conowingo Dam affecting Cecil and Harford Counties
The Flood Warning continues for The Susquehanna at Conowingo Dam.

* At 4:30 AM Friday the stage was 24.6 feet.

* Flood stage is 23.5 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast…The river should crest early this morning then slowly fall, however, there can be fluctuations depending on coordinated releases from the dam.

* Impact…At 24.8 feet…Backyards and basements on Main Street and Tome`s Landing begin to flood.

* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 25.5 feet on Jan 10, 1998.

FLD OBSERVED FORECAST LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME CREST
Susquehanna River
Conowingo Dam 23.5 24.57 Fri 4 AM 25.6 Fri 6 AM

Instructions: SAFETY MESSAGE…Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. The water may be deeper than you think.

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