Tropical Storm Henri Brings Flooding to the Watershed

Posted on: August 23rd, 2021 by Leslie_Zucker

Res­i­dents of the Ashokan Water­shed should take cau­tion as minor flood­ing is occur­ring in the water­shed. The USGS gage on the Eso­pus Creek at Cold­brook has reached the ‘action stage’ at 9.33 feet as of 10:30 am on Mon­day, August 23. Flood stage is 11 feet. The Nation­al Weath­er Ser­vice will issue an updat­ed riv­er fore­cast at noon today. The USGS stream gages on the Beaver Kill at Mt. Trem­per and the Bushkill at West Shokan show the rivers have exceed­ed bank­full flows and are spilling onto their floodplains. 

Res­i­dents are advised to not dri­ve through stand­ing water as the road­way under­neath may be dam­aged. Trop­i­cal Storm Hen­ri is now cen­tered over Ulster Coun­ty and will affect the region with con­tin­ued rain­fall and the chance of river­ine flood­ing through­out the day. Please remain vigilant!