Wet weekend in Kent but no records set

The raging Housatonic River on Sunday, Aug. 28, as seen from Bulls Bridge. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

KENT — The Housatonic River went well past flood stage over the weekend at Gaylordsville and Bulls Bridge. The National Weather Service defines flood stage at that section of the river as 8 feet; the water reached 14.6 feet between Sunday night, Aug.28, and Monday morning, Aug. 29.

The highest the river has been at Gaylordsville was in August 1955, when it peaked at 18.58 feet. In 1949 and 1938, the river reached 14.85 feet and 14.5 feet respectively.

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