Connecticut River rising for the season

The river is at normal levels

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The spring weather has ushered in high waters in the Connecticut River.

Readings in Holyoke say the river is moving at about 58 cubic feet per second, and it’s about normal for this time of year.

Right now the Connecticut River is up to the brim of its banks in certain areas in western Massachusetts. In Connecticut, a flood watch has been issued.

For riverfront homeowners, it’s always a concern, but most residents say it’s something to be expected every year. Carl Lesik of Chicopee said, “This is like normal right but it’s going to get higher. We had a lot of snow this year so it’s going to get high.”

The tributaries to the river are also at normal levels for this time of year. 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Brian Lapis says that the waters are expected to slow down over the next couple days.

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