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Stage & Area Affected
17' –– NEW HARTFORD IS FLOODED!
15.7' – Record flood level in 2008 – 80% of town was flooded.
15.2' – Flood level in 2013 – See note below on levee improvements.
15' –– MAJOR FLOOD STAGE – Water may cover parts of State Road 57 west of town.
14' –– MODERATE FLOOD STAGE – Many rural roads are flooded.
13' –– MINOR FLOOD STAGE – Water covers lowest parts of town. There is a 40% chance for minor flooding every year.
12.5’ – Agricultural flooding south and west of town
11' –– ACTION STAGE – Creek goes over banks and into woods. It's possible for Beaver Creek to rise one foot per hour. The creek gets to list level at least once almost every year.
The access road to the flying field is in the 100–year flood plain (1% annual chance of flooding) and may also be flooded from uphill runoff after a heavy rainfall. The north end of the flying field is in the 500–year flood plain (0.2% annual chance of flooding). The picnic shelter and garage are outside of the FEMA National Flood Hazard area.
After the flood of 2008, the levee height around the town was increased to the 17'
Always be aware of weather conditions. Take shelter or evacuate the area when threatening weather is nearby.
The combination to the field gate lock has been changed! The new combination is on the back of your 2021 club membership card. If you have not renewed your membership, do so before you try to go out to the field!