Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Thursday, May 5, 2011

More Flooding Stuff....

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise had some wicked pics today of the flooding in Tupper.

All the shots were taken from the air.
Pic credit to:
Lutz Goesser and the Saranac Lake VFD.

A lot of water my friends, a lot of water.

An aerial shot of my backyard.  Well sort of, it's down there, but you're not here so I can't show you.

Our Municipal Park and Rt. 3 on the left.
Might be time to start a Water Polo League, I think Softball is off the schedule for the foreseeable future.

This is Rt. 3. just East of Tupper, and just downriver from the Crusher.
(If you're not familiar with the area, no sweat, just realize in a normal year most of the water you see below wouldn't be there).

River Road, off Dugal Road along the Raquette River.
This would be a West to East view.

And then there's Water Street.  

How ironic.  River Road and Water Street are under water.

The thing is, in my 50 years here there's never been anything that approached this.

Water Street is literally about a 1/4 mile from where I'm writing this-the creek that's flooding it is about 100 yds. away.

We're just lucky enough to be about 2 ft. higher.

We're dry, other than the basement, where the sump pump is running 24/7.

As I write this post,the rain is letting up and hopefully the waters will start to recede.

Stay dry, be thankful, and god bless.


  1. Oh you poor thing, what a nightmare. Glad to hear only your basement is affected, what is going on in the world? :(

  2. Thanks for asking- we're fine. It's the folks down South that are getting hammered right now off the Mississippi
    River. God Bless Louisiana.

  3. Flooding is always the bad side of a good coin - in our area, they always wish for lots of snow both for winter sports and to fill the water sheds, but then come spring, those same folks are dreading the potential floods which always occur after big snows.

    It appears we are to be spared this year, for although we had big snows, we also had a spring that was slow to warm (it still ain't warm here), and that's the key here to no floods. Is this true in your area?