MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE IN CONWAY DUE TO SACO RISING

by Christian Mower on April 23, 2012

CONWAY FIRE CHIEF AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR STEVE SOLOMON SAYS THERE COULD BE POCKETS OF MINOR FLOODING IN CONWAY MONDAY NIGHT FROM THE SACO RIVER.

FORECASTERS EXPECT THE RIVER TO PEAK ABOUT 8 P.M. AT 8.2 FEET, BEFORE SLOWLY FALLING.

SOLOMON SAYS THAT COULD CAUSE SOME MINOR FLOODING IN SPOTS AROUND CONWAY.

AS OF 1:45 P.M. MONDAY, THE RIVER WAS AT 7.15 FEET, JUST ABOVE ACTION STAGE. FLOOD STAGE IS NINE FEET.

SOLOMON SAYS HE EXPECTS CONWAY WILL GET A TOTAL OF FROM 3-4 INCHES OF RAIN FROM THE STORM SYSTEM.

THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL SLOWLY THROUGH THE NIGHT MONDAY AND BE BELOW 7 FEET BY 10 A.M. TUESDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE UNTIL 6 P.M. MONDAY, MEANING THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING EXISTS, PARTICULARLY IN LOW LYING AREAS AND NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS.