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Owasco River running fast through Auburn after heavy rain

Officials in Auburn are warning local residents about high water flow in the Owasco River.

Due to recent rainfall, the Owasco River will remain at or above 1,000 cubic feet per second for the next few days in an effort to maintain the Owasco Lake water level.

There’s an increased risk for localized flooding and the chance of personal injury can result in areas along the river and downstream from the City. The public should take caution and avoid the River at all times.

More rain and storms are expected on Tuesday, which could worsen that flow.

The Department of Municipal Utilities will be continually monitoring flow and downstream flooding impacts. Flow will be reduced under 1,000 CFS once upstream flows and lake elevation normalize.