The week of March 18-22, 2013 has been designated National Flood Safety Week. While it is important to be prepared and know the risks, it is also helpful to have access to information that can help you determine the likeliness of flooding near your home.
The U.S. Geological Survey and National Weather Service have a network of streamgauges set up at numerous points along the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers. These gauges monitor the stream and river levels and transfer the calculations to a database.
The agencies have set up a website where, by simply clicking on a streamgauge location on a map, you are able to find the current river level, flood stage level, flow, and crest forecast.
Real-time river forecast and observation data can be found at the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) webpage.
This information can be utilized at anytime and is instrumental in keeping track of river levels, and thus, flooding potential.