Black River In Watertown Sees Big Rise In Water Level
The Black River has seen a dramatic rise in its water level in in Watertown in just two days due to our recent snow melt, heavy rain and then more snow.
"I imagine the people saw it rise quite dramatically because that's exactly what it did," said Watertown City Water Superintendent Mike Sligar.
Warmer temperatures and rain earlier this week caused major runoff from the Tug Hill plateau, which empties right into the Black River.
So for now, Watertown will enjoy the higher levels while they last.
"Given what the temperatures are forecast to be, I think you could expect that flow rate will continue to drop," said Clark.
Friday, December 2, 2016, Watertown, NY
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