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Flood warnings extended with local waterways at risk of overflow


National Weather Service has extended flood warnings for the following waterways in Cortland and nearby counties:

  • Tioughnioga River (Cortland) — Moderate flooding
  • Otselic River (Cincinnatus) — Near flood stage
  • Cayuga Lake (Ithaca) — Moderate flooding
  • Fall Creek (Ithaca) — Near flood stage

At 5:46 PM EDT Tuesday, the Tioughnioga River was at 8.5 feet.

*Flood stage is 8.0 feet.

*Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.

*Recent Activity…The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 5:46 PM EDT Tuesday was 8.5 feet.

*Forecast…The river is expected to rise to a crest of 10.0 feet early tomorrow afternoon. It will then fall below flood stage late Thursday evening.

*Impact…At 10.0 feet, Moderate flood stage. Some flooding begins to affect roads and basements in the Village of Marathon and the Yaman Park area of Cortland.

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