Flood Watch 2020
Post date: Apr 02, 2020 1:23:14 AM
This post marks the start of the 2020 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 the CoVid19 Virus spring. Fortunately 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.
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April 1st 2020:
How fitting is the this! The first 2020 flood watch post on April fools day!!!
It appears we are on track for a very mild flood year, but it sure has been unusual in other ways. Very minimal snow pack this year and the ice left the river at least 3 weeks sooner than last year and perhaps sooner than it ever has. Looks like we might get an early spring....or more weird weather.....or both. :)
Of course we have to mention that it's the CoVid19 spring. Hopefully we don't have severe flooding on top of this already unprecedented natural disaster.
Due to some technical difficulties, we can't upload any photos or video at the moment, but you can find pics and video if you like and follow us on Facebook or instagram. Lots of ways to follow us listed at the top of the page.
Fortunately no flooding to report yet. There was a lot of rain over the past weekend and the river started to rise about a foot per day, but with cool temperatures and no precipitation in the forecast, it's not looking to dangerous.
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.
March 28th. 11 a.m. 8 ft 5 in
March 29th 7 p.m. 7 ft 7 in
March 30th 11 a.m. 6 ft 7 in
April 1st 12:30 p.m. 5 ft 9 in.