January 25-26, 2010
Widespread Flooding

Flash Flooding, River Flooding & Ice Jams

Point and Click Map from
January 25, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Flash Flood Warnings January 25, 2010 NWS Albany Web Page
Flooded canal lock on Mohawk River near Rotterdam Junction
Mohawk River - Rotterdam Junction NY
Photo Courtesy: Schenectady County Emergency Management
Damage to cars and structure from ice in Dolgeville - East Canada Creek
East Canada Creek - Dolgeville NY
Photo: NWS

Flooding occurred across East Central New York and adjacent western New England on January 25th and 26th from a combination of rain and snowmelt. Flash flooding also occurred due to heavy rain on frozen ground. In addition, some ice jam flooding was reported. Some mud and rock slides were also reported. Rain was heaviest in the Catskill Mountains where 3 to 5 inches of rain fell. Elsewhere, just under 1 to around 2 inches of rain was reported. There was some snow melt, but the mountains did not lose their snow cover.

River flooding was widespread and ranged from minor to moderate. Significant ice jam flooding was reported on January 26th in the Town of Dolgeville, NY along the East Canada Creek (Herkimer and Fulton Counties) and in Rotterdam Junction, NY and Scotia, NY along the Mohawk River in Schenectady County. Minor ice jam flooding was reported along the Mohawk River in Schenectady, NY. Also, minor tidal flooding occurred along the Hudson River in the vicinity of Poughkeepsie, NY.

Regional Radar Loop - Courtesy of NWS Binghamton

24- hour Precipitation ending at 7 am January 26, 2010
24-hr Pcpn ending 7 am Jan 26, 2010
24-hr Pcpn ending 7 am Jan 26, 2010

Hydrographs
Cohoes - Mohawk River
Utica - Mohawk River
Burtonsville - Schoharie Creek
Breakabeen - Schoharie Creek
Gilboa Dam - Schoharie Creek
Prattsville - Schoharie Creek
Poughkeepsie - Hudson River
Troy - Hudson River
Eagle Bridge - Hoosic River
Cold Brook - Esopus Creek
Mount Marion - Esopus Creek
Rosendale - Rondout Creek
Falls Village - Housatonic River
Gaylordsville - Housatonic River
Stevenson Dam - Housatonic River
Bennington - Walloomsac River
Rockingham - Williams River
Satons River

Regional Weather Maps - Courtesy of NWS Binghamton NY

Surface Maps 500 mb Charts
Surface Map Jan 25, 2010
7 am EST January 25, 2010
500 mb Map Jan 25, 2010
7 am EST January 25, 2010
Surface Map Jan 26 2010
7 am EST January 26, 2010
500 mb Map Jan 26, 2010
7 am EST January 26, 2010