River Water Levels

The National Weather Service provides an interactive tool on its Vermont website to view readings of river levels around the state. Access the tool here. Click on a marker on the map to be taken to the data screen. The page cautions that readings can be affected by ice, a major concern as we head into the weekend with rain forecasted and the potential for snow melt with higher temperatures. This site is a good starting point to use monitoring data, but be aware of what is going on in your community, especially if you live or work near a river or stream. The United States Geological Survey also offers real-time water data. The Northeast River Forecast Center is another resource that predicts and anticipates flooding. 

The Vermont Emergency Management’s Daily Situation Report from March 9 states the agency is monitoring for ice jams and flooding statewide today’s report is due out in the next hour. The agency offers a number of emergency preparedness resources for families, communities and businesses.

On the road today and through the weekend be aware of rising water levels. Do not drive through standing water, seek an alternate route. A foot of water will float most vehicles, and two feet can sweep most vehicles away.

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