Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pequannock Township Predicts Flooding

a1_LOTITO_Pequannock_Flood_(Irene)_2011 051Image by Christopher Lotito via FlickrPequannock Township has issued the following statement predicting flooding on Pequannock Ave during the day tomorrow (September 7th):

At 11:15 AM this morning, the Pompton River at Jackson Avenue was at 11.21 feet and rising.  The most recent (9:50 AM) NWS prediction for the Pompton River is to reach a height of 14.3 feet late Wednesday.  Our experience has been the their prediction is low in the early stages of a storm.  Based on existing conditions, our expectation is that the Pompton River will reach Action Stage (13.0 feet) between 4:00 and 5:00 PM today and approach Flood Stage (16.0 feet) during the day tomorrow.  An increase in rainfall totals from what is currently predicted may have a dramatic impact on all rivers across the area as upstream reservoirs remain at capacity.


Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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