Flood Warning remains in effect on the Housatonic River in Shelton into Wednesday

Water flows over the Shelton/Derby Dam (also known as the Ousatonic Dam) on the Housatonic River on early Monday evening, following the heavy rain that fell during the weekend. (Photo by Brad Durrell)

Water flows over the Shelton/Derby Dam (also known as the Ousatonic Dam) on the Housatonic River on early Monday evening, following the heavy rain that fell during the weekend. (Photo by Brad Durrell)

A Flood Warning remains in effect for the Housatonic River in Fairfield and New Haven counties through the morning of Wednesday, April 2.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said the river should peak at near 11.8 feet at the Stevenson Dam on late Monday night, with flood stage being 11 feet.

The stage at the dam, located on the Monroe/Oxford border a few miles north of Shelton, was 11.7 feet as of 4 p.m. on Monday, the NWS said.

“At 11.5 feet, water reaches the Maples area of Shelton,” said the NWS, referring to the riverfront residential community along the Housatonic River near Indian Well State Park.

Another view of the water flowing over the spillway on the Shelton/Derby Dam, with Yale’s Gilder Boathouse in the background. (Photo by Brad Durrell)

Another view of the water flowing over the spillway on the Shelton/Derby Dam, with Yale’s Gilder Boathouse in the background. (Photo by Brad Durrell)

“Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast,” according to the NWS.

 

 

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