Residents near Ellicott Creek cope with flooding

BOWMANSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) —  Ellicott Creek is currently flooding. But it’s cresting at nine feet high. That’s just below a level which could be more damaging to the area.

Residents in the area say it’s just something they deal with. Homes in the area have been flooding for generations. Many were built over 100 years ago.

Bowmansville Fire Department volunteers are on the scene where Ellicott Creek is rushing like Niagara Falls. They’re checking up on electric issues, making sure residents have appliances unplugged.

One resident said even though his kids weren’t around in the day due to school, they usually take advantage of the flood waters and navigate them with a canoe.

Thankfully for the area, the temperatures will drop soon, and the snow melt will slow. That should drop the flood waters. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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