SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Flood warnings have been issued for several bodies of water in Central New York. This morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) highlighted Onondaga Lake in Liverpool, Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, and the Finger Lakes, Seneca, and Oswego rivers stretching in Nedrow, Ithaca, Auburn, Geneva, Oneida and Liverpool.
The National Weather Service has projected “moderate flooding” in the forecast. Cayuga Lake is most vulnerable, reportedly seeing a flood level of 383.5 feet, just 1.5 feet away from “significant flooding” from the lake. However, water levels are expected to remain stable.
The lake’s respective counties have put up barriers in specific areas to try and lessen the damage flooding may have on citizens. The National Weather Service suggests that “motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive through flooded areas” as these actions could be dangerous to people and property.
The flood warning remains in effect until individual rivers drop below the flood stage. More information on the flood conditions in Central New York can be found at www.weather.gov.