Unadilla Flooding Predicted By NWS


Unadilla Flooding

Predicted By NWS

Water was pouring across Route 28 at Dog Wild, Hartwick Seminary, this afternoon, slowing traffic. But the largest threat was predicted from the Susquehanna at Unadilla. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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.

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