Minor flooding in St. Lawrence County following heavy rains
There is evidence of minor flooding in St. Lawrence County. Here's a shot of the green on the third hole at Meadowbrook Golf course near Winthrop on Wednesday afternoon, according to David Fenton of Potsdam, who sent this photo. He said the entire 520 yard par 5 ‘was under water with the water flowing right down the fairway like a river.’
With the heavy and persistent rain in the St. Lawrence Valley in recent days, some minor flooding has occurred in St. Lawrence County.Some yards, fields and basements have been places where water has accumulated, but St. Lawrence County Emergency Services says no serious flooding effects have been reported to them yet.
Discharge at the dam along the Raquette River in Raymondville was below 1,000 cubic feet per second just two weeks ago, but was up near 8,000 cubic feet per second on Wednesday, according to gauge online data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
In nearby Franklin County, major flooding has been reported.
River levels are generally higher than normal in the North Country, and the Salmon River in Franklin County has swollen to the point where some roads and houses have been affected. Emergency Services there report that flood water in Ft. Covington has receded, but the river is till very high.
The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon for the North Country, and for light rain later tonight, none of which is expected to cause significant rises in river levels, according to the NWS.