CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – This is typically the time of year we start to see flooding along the Connecticut River but as 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Adam Strzempko shows us, so far there haven’t been any problems.
That is a good thing for dock owners along the Connecticut River. The Connecticut River is running well with in its banks at a time of year we often see flooding as a result of melting snow and spring rains.
Luke Brunelle, owner of Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley says this is not what he expected to see after the winter we just had. “We thought with all the snow we wouldn’t be standing right here right now we’d be standing waste deep in water but so far so good. We certainly can get a lot of rain it can raise the river high but I think that everyday that goes by is lessening the flooding conditions.” said Brunelle.
Brunelle say if we did get some minor flooding right now it wouldn’t be a big problem for them. He says they don’t put the docks in until around the second week of May and they plan to have the boats in the water by the end of May.
Even though the ice has melted on most of the Connecticut River, it’s not recommended that you take a boat out yet. The water is still very cold and there is debris in the water.
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