Minor Flood Warning Issued As Delaware River Swells From Rain Water

North Delaware Avenue in Yardley Borough floods after Hurricane Ida. Photo by Rick Rickman.

Communities in Lower Bucks along the Delaware River should be aware of possible flooding Wednesday evening after heavy rains earlier this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a River Flood Warning for Bucks County from 3 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. NWS forecasts show the river swelling to possible flood levels after early Thursday morning.

Graph via National Weather Service.

As of late Wednesday morning, the Delaware River near Trenton has already risen to 14 feet. Its standard level is at about nine feet.

Current forecasts show the river cresting to 20 feet at about 2 a.m., then staying there for about six hours. Flood stage is also 20 feet, according to NWS. The river may not return to normal levels until Thursday evening.

This could mean minor flooding for municipalities in Lower Bucks along the Delaware River including Yardley, Morrisville, and Bristol.

“Turn around…don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” says the NWS.