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Sandbagging at the Finish Line in Colton.
Sandbagging at the Finish Line in Colton.

Bracing for more water on the Raquette

Brookfield Renewable Power, which operates the dams along the Raquette River, had to release water several times Wednesday and Thursday, yielding rising water levels in Colton, Potsdam, and Norwood. The worst flooding was in Colton. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Sandbagging along the Saranac River below the Broadway bridge. Photos: Mark Kurtz.
Sandbagging along the Saranac River below the Broadway bridge. Photos: Mark Kurtz.

Flooding hits North Country as heavy rains continue

Widespread and heavy flooding has struck much of the North Country in the last twenty-four hours, as torrential rains, winds and even a tornado warning in Hamilton County have caused widespread disruptions.

Emergency officials say dozens of highways and a number of bridges have been washed out across the region.

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting that Mineville-Witherbee fire chief Paul Tromblee was taken to Fletcher Allen hospital after a road collapsed under his vehicle.

Tromblee suffered a cervical injury but is described by the newspaper as in "fair" condition.

According to the National Weather Service, the Ausable River crested yesterday at more than three feet above flood stage.

Major flooding is still being reported at Rouses Point where Lake Champlain remains nearly two feet above flood stage.

Significant flooding and road damage has also been reported along the banks of the Schroon, the Raquette, and the Hudson rivers.

According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, some homes in the region were completely swamped by the rising water.

Brian Mann has been following the story in Saranac Lake, where emergency crews have been struggling to manage a dangerous glut of water pouring down from the Saranac chain of lakes.  Go to full article
The Hudson at North River yesterday. (photo: Sandy Demarest)
The Hudson at North River yesterday. (photo: Sandy Demarest)

High waters threaten along Schroon, Hudson rivers

John Warren is host of the Adirondack Almanack blog. We hear his Adirondack conditions reports every Friday morning here on North Country Public Radio.

He joined Martha Foley this morning from Chester, in Warren County. He'd been out and about between there and Vermont yesterday, watching Lake Champlain, and the rivers and streams on his way.  Go to full article
Jerry Savarie Road in Indian Lake completely covered by high water. Photo: Kate Roberts
Jerry Savarie Road in Indian Lake completely covered by high water. Photo: Kate Roberts

High waters close Adirondack roads

Sections of two major Adirondack highways remained closed this morning as authorities watch the swollen Ausable River.

As of 5:15 this morning, the East Branch of the Ausable was more than three feet above flood state at Ausable Forks. State highway officials say Rte 9N in the Town of Jay was closed in Ausable Forks just before 9 last night. That closed section stretches from Route 86 to Church Road. Route 9 from Elizabethtown to North Hudson is also closed because of high waters.

The Hudson River at North Creek is already nearly a foot above flood stage, with waters expected to continue rising through this morning.

At Rouses Point, meanwhile, Lake Champlain was more than a foot above flood stage at 5 am.

Officials are reminding shoreline owners to take measures to protect any property that could be exposed to flooding. They're also urging motorists to be watchful for flooded highways and roads.  Go to full article

Eyewitness: Trapped by the Floods

Governor Pataki says property damage from this week's deadly flooding is likely to total about 100 million dollars. Forecasters say more flooding could be coming tomorrow. They say runoff from today's torrential rain could drive water levels across the state even higher. Today's flooding killed at least three people in upstate New York, closed a 50-mile stretch of the Thruway and caused mass evacuations. Gregory Warner spoke with two Mohawk Valley residents - Sarah Ackroyd of Fort Plain and Jim Garrison of Nelliston.  Go to full article

APA Sets New Guidelines for Beaver Control

With the decline of trapping, the north country's beaver population has rebounded dramatically. The animals are an important part of the region's wildlife--but they're also a nuisance for government agencies and many private landowners. The Adirondack Park Agency is establishing new guidelines for people dealing with beavers and the flooding caused by their dams. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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