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Flood Watch 2021

posted Mar 28, 2021, 5:31 PM by Van koughnet   [ updated Mar 28, 2021, 5:52 PM ]

Flood Watch 2021

This post marks the start of the 2021 Vankoughnet Flood Watch.  We have been tracking the spring water levels of the Black River since the "Great Flood" of 2013 and hope we never see flooding as bad as that again. 

This is year 2 of the CoVid19 Virus. Once again it appears that this years flooding is on track to be not so bad.   We certainly don't need any more challenges this year.

Over the next few weeks "we" will do our best to post river level updates, photos and videos.  You can also follow the story on Facebook and Twitter.   Just click on either in this article to go to the corresponding pages.

Check out our new Instagram account for more pictures at @vankoughnetnet!
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March 25th, 2021:

Beginning of Ice out recorded.

Fortunately no flooding to report yet. There is a lot of rain forecast over the next 48 hiours. The river has started to rise, but with cool temperatures, it's not looking to dangerous.

March 26th, 2021:
The following statistics show the distance from the river height to the driving surface of McCutcheon Bridge. The lower the number equals the higher the water level.

Water level measured at 6ft-6in. Below road (deck) level of the McCutchen bridge at 11am this morning. The lower the number the higher the water. Stay tuned for more updates.

March 27th, 2021:
Water level rose slightly in the last 24 hours. 2 munches. From 6ft 6in to 6ft 4in from bridge deck. Should see a faster increase tomorrow, after today's rains. Pictures and video available on Facebook and Instagram.