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NWS issues flood warning for part of Housatonic

September 27, 2018

The rising waters of the Housatonic River has caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Litchfield.

Tuesday’s heavy rain has caused the river to rise to near the 7-foot flood stage at Falls Village.

The flood warning is in effect until Friday afternoon.

As of 10:15 a.m. the river at Falls Village was at 6.8 feet.

The NWS says it expected the Housatonic’s maximum rise will be 7.3 later Thursday. For latest observations, click here

Once it reaches flood stage the park above Falls Village Dam begins to flood, and water reaches the fields of White Hollow Farms near Limerock Road and is at the edge of the Housatonic Valley Regional High School fields.

No warnings or advisories have been issued for flooding below Litchfield.

At the Stevenson Dam in Oxford and Monroe, the river was at 10.1 feet at 10:30 a.m.

The NWS expects the river to crest at 10.6 feet at the dam, slightly before the 11-foot flood stage.

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