Rainy weather brings some flooding in Rochester

November 06, 2017 11:52 PM

We often say low lying areas and locations of poor drainage are the most prone to flooding.  That was exactly the case on Beahan Road near the airport where a simple drain became clogged Monday morning after last night’s heavy rains and eventually that water began to back up.

So much that it started encroaching on a nearby home. Good news: county crews got out here around noon and started pumping the water over the road. It is making for some slow traffic but thankfully keeping the water out of this person’s house.

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But I do note, as water levels go down in places like this they rise on major rivers like the Genesee.  In fact the rain gauge located along the Genesee River at the corner of Jefferson and East road continues to rise up and over 17 feet at this time putting it in to a minor flood stage.

The main threat with this flooding has mainly been agricultural land, on our drive here we seen plenty of cornfields submerged, but in some cases these instances  near homes occur.

Further down river in to Rochester all the flood gates are open to allow this flooding we have been seeing here to flow down river unabated as best as possible. This is making for a the high falls to flow abnormally high as well.


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