Caution Urged Around Otsego County
The National Weather Service in Binghamton at 3:54 p.m. issued a flood warning for the Susquehanna River at Unadilla until Saturday afternoon.
At 6:11 p.m. the NWS urged caution on predicting “urban and small stream flooding” at Oneonta, Sidney, Worcester, Middlefield, Hartwick, Maryland, Cooperstown, Edmeston, Westville and other points around the county until 8:45 p.m. Rainfall up to ¼-inch an hour was expected.
Water has been pouring across roadways at the usual points – on Route 28 in Hartwick Seminary and Country Club Road in the Town of Oneonta.
At 3 p.m. today, the water was at 10.5 feet at Unadilla, 6 inches short of the flood stage of 11 feet, and the Susquehanna was expected to rise above that at 8 p.m. this evening. However, only “minor flooding” is forecast.
The river is expected to crest there near 11.7 feet around 2 p.m. Friday, and to fall below flood level at 4 a.m. Saturday. Fields will be impacted and some properties between Main Street, Unadilla, and River Road.