Flood warning issued for West Branch in Walton


The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the west branch of the Delaware River in Walton. Walton village DPW Supervisor Roger Hoyt said a major flood event is not expected based upon weather reports, but the village is monitoring all waterways. Subscribe to www.waltonreporter.com for Delaware County's latest news, feature stories and updates.

Posted by The Walton Reporter on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Above: Lillian Browne of the Walton Reporter has video of the flooding in Walton.

West Branch Delaware River at Walton

Above: A hydrograph showing the level of water in the West Branch of the Delaware River in Walton. 

After a night of heavy rains, the West Branch of the Delaware River in Walton rose above flood stage on Thursday morning, April 9, according to an alert issued by the National Weather Service in Binghamton. 

At 6 a.m., a flood gauge reported that the West Branch was at 9.6 feet. It floods at 9.5 feet. 

Minor flooding is expected in Walton from today through Saturday, April 11, with the river cresting around 10.3 feet at 2 a.m. on Saturday and falling below flood stage on Saturday afternoon. 

The Walton Fairgrounds begins flooding when the river hits 10 feet. 

Here's the full text of the alert: 

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a floodwarning for the following rivers in New York...West Branch Delaware At Walton affecting Delaware CountyThe National Weather Service in Binghamton New York has issued a* Flood Warning forThe West Branch Delaware At Walton.* From this morning until Saturday evening.* At 6 AM Thursday the stage was 9.6 feet.* Flood stage is 9.5 feet.* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.* Forecast...The river will crest near 10.3 feet by 2 AM Saturday.The river will fall below flood stage after 2 PM Saturday.*