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The original item was published from 4/8/2022 2:22:00 AM to 4/16/2022 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: April 8, 2022


We are anticipating a minor flood event in the Twsp with significant rain that began Thurs 4/7 into Fri. Based upon current conditions, the projected impact will be minor flooding of some roadways, with the greatest impact to be Fri 4/8, around noon.

Flood Causes

  • Rainfall - 3”-3.5” most of it on Thursday night into Friday, ending early Friday morning
  • Saturated ground, based upon the recent impact of heavy rains

Gage Heights on the Pompton River (current & projected):

  • Current gage height: 15 ft.
  • Current prediction: a height of approximately 17 ft. – 18 ft. (at noon Friday, 4/8/22)

Flood-Affected Areas Based on Current Prediction:

  • Harrison Road, Pequannock Avenue 
  • Route 23 Jug-handle near Alexander Avenue
  • Back parking areas of Baymont Hotel/Stop & Shop
  • Road flooding in the Madison/Roosevelt/Shady Street area (potentially)

Going Forward: 

  • The impacts of the raising water in rivers and streams, as well as saturated ground, may begin to impact the areas of above is anticipated for 6:00 am on 4/8/22.  The greatest impact, cresting of the Pompton River, will be around noon 4/8/22.   Impacts from flooding are then anticipated to recede later Friday (4/8/22), into Saturday (4/9/22).
  • Please remain alert to any changing conditions - some helpful links:
    1. Pompton River hydrograph 
    2. Local Weather Forecast

Updates to this advisory will be provided if/when changes to the impact of the storm become known.

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