Hamilton Township police are warning residents about potential flooding around Lake Lenape, as storm water continues to dump into the Great Egg Harbor River.

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The township received about three inches of rain over the last several days, township police wrote in a posting on the Nixle alert service. However, regions west of the township saw more than five inches of rain.

Floodgates at the Lake Lenape Dam have been open for several days in preparation for the storm and will remain open, police said. Although lake levels are lower, police are asking residents to secure properties and are warning of “minor to moderate flooding on both the river and lake.”

The Great Egg Harbor River stood at 4.77 feet and rising, at the National Weather Service’s river gage at 12th Street in Folsom, which is upstream from Lake Lenape. Minor flooding starts at six feet there, and moderate flooding at seven feet.

Local news editor at the Press of Atlantic City. SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University grad. New Jersey transplant.

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