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Perkiomen Creek Flood Updates [PHOTOS]

Forecast flooding changed from minor to moderate severity, warnings will continue through this afternoon.

Update:

Areas along Plank Road and Gravel Pike in Perkiomen Township were closed on Thursday due to Perkiomen Creek flooding.

Readers posted photos, which are available attached to this article.

Original Story:

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flood warnings for the Perkiomen Creek at Graterford and the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek at Schwenksville.

According to the NWS, the Perkiomen Creek at Graterford is currently at 12.49 feet, above flood stage.  The forecast crest is near 13 feet by 1 p.m., considered a moderate flood stage. At 13 feet, there is a risk of the sewage treatment plant in Schwenksville flooding.

The East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek is currently at 8.6 feet, a moderate flood stage. Ten feet is considered a major flood stage.  A flood warning is in effect for this stream until 2 p.m.

According to Patch readers, there are road closures in the Graterford area due to the flooding.

Concerned Schwenksville January 31, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Don't you have a better pic for the Perkie flooding? This one practically screams, "hey the river is flooding let's go canoeing!" --Which, may I add, is a really good way to get killed.
Parsley January 31, 2013 at 07:24 PM
I uploaded a photo I took around noon of the Perk. Trail near mile marker 9.5.
Parsley January 31, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Another picture from Rt. 29 looking over the bridge toward Graterford Prison.
Outreach at Perkiomen Watershed January 31, 2013 at 08:04 PM
We agree. Although this photo is credited to the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, it appears to be a photo of a past Perkiomen Creek Sojourn. We did not submit this photo for this story.
Brittany Tressler (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 10:26 PM
I'm sorry for the photo - I didn't have a better picture when I posted the story this AM, and I didn't want to post a photo from a previous flood that could have been more/less severe. Thank you SO much to the people who posted photos!

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