Anxious wait for emerald residents as river water levels drop below normal
Roughly two weeks have passed since the water level in the Susquehanna River has dropped below the standard for safe discharge, officials announced.
The river was expected to be at the level of 9 feet (2.2 meters) when it was declared normal in the coming days.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a statement on Monday morning, citing a surge in snow melt and low water level in Lake Erie and a decrease in water pressure in the rivers.
« So far it seems like Lake Erie is the only water system where water levels are not too much of an issue, » DEC spokesman Mike Drenner said. « We have an ongoing dialogue with the people who live in the flood plain and they have their questions and concerns, and we are trying to help them with their efforts to understand what’s going on and figure out the right strategies. »
One resident told CNN that it took her several days to get through the flood plain to find where her house is located.
« It’s been really crazy, » she said. « Now we’re trying to get the wate바카라r lines under and find a way back into our neighborhood. »
Water service to hundreds of homes in Pennsylvania
The state issued new warnings for thousands of people living along parts of the Susquehanna, Susquehanna, Susquehanna Bay and Chautauqua rivers. At least 1,000 customers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Maine, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut are under flood advisories or under « drain » advisories.
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The state issued three « water-in-place » warnings for parts of the Susquehanna River — the Chautauqua, Susquehanna and Chautauqua Rivers — in western Pennsylvania and in western Maine.
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The state also raised the state’s alert for the waters below Lake Erie to « high. »
« While the Chautauqua River has continued to decline, our waters are too far south and too far wes