Connecticut River reaching normal levels again

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It has been a very wet spring across western Massachusetts.

We have seen some minor river flooding this spring but things are getting better.

The Connecticut River is still running high but water levels have come down quite a bit from last week and it’s left a very muddy mess at the Medina Boat Ramp in Chicopee.

The latest spring flood potential outlook shows the threat for flooding across most of western Massachusetts as normal.

The exception is the lower Connecticut River Valley where the threat is still above normal. Groundwater levels remain high and that has led to basement flooding.

22News spoke to one Springfield resident who couldn’t recall a spring with so much flooding. 

Martin Manoogian told 22News, “This is the first year that I can recall I’ve had sufficient water in the cellar that came through the walls. I don’t recall this happening before that’s how much water we had.”

And although more wet weather is in the forecast, river flooding is not really expected but river levels will continue to stay high.

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