New Web Site with Stream Flooding Forecasts from Chester County

With a storm approaching and heavy rainfall forecasted for this Thursday, we wanted to bring your attention to a new web site,, that highlights flood forecasts and real-time river water levels. The purpose of the web site is to provide emergency managers, municipal decision makers, and the general public information on forecasted and current stream flooding conditions throughout Chester County.

According to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, flooding is the most common natural disaster in Pennsylvania. And since rainfall and floodwaters can change rapidly, it is important to have both forecasts and real-time information available to help prepare for and respond to flooding in our communities.

The web site was developed by the Chester County Water Resources Authority to consolidate:

  • National Weather Service River Flood Forecasts for forecasted river levels for the next 3 days,
  • U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Dashboard with real-time graphs on current stream conditions, and
  • U.S. Geological Survey’s WaterAlert service to opt-in for text or email alerts for customizable rainfall and stream thresholds.

To learn more about the FloodTools web site, a brief demonstration video is included on the home page to highlight key features of the web site.

Please contact the Chester County Water Resources Authority at with any questions or comments.


Building Permit Submission Reminder

If you live in a community with a homeowners association or planned community association, you may be required to receive approval from the association prior to proceeding under any building permit issued by the township. It is the applicant’s obligation to investigate whether an association approval is necessary, and where required, obtaining such approval. Failure to obtain a required association approval may result in legal action for proceeding under any permit issued under the building permit application. If you have obtained association approval, please attach it to the application. By not attaching an association approval, you are certifying that no such approval is necessary.


Hurricane Ida Disaster Assistance

Major Disaster Declaration

Curbside Chipping Begins Monday, October 25th*

No branches over 12″ in diameter
Place large cuts ends facing the street
Do not stack; spread branches out
No firewood, construction lumber, or fence posts
No roots or stumps
15 minute limit per address

Materials should be curbside by 7 a.m.

*Weather permitting