Local Flooding Hazards

Additional Information

For more information on local flood hazards contact the City of Lambertville Construction Office at (609) 397-0803 or [email protected]. The Floodplain Administrator/Construction Official can assist you in determining if your property lies within a flood hazard area, the base flood elevations (where applicable), and potential flood protection measures.

Alexauken Creek

As with Swan Creek, the Alexauken Creek floodplain back-flows from the Delaware River. The areas that is impacted includes the north most end of North Union Street and just north of and adjacent to Cherry Street.

Lambert Lane

Commercial and residential properties along Lambert Lane are directly flooded from the Delaware River. The area includes properties on the west side of Lambert Lane from Bridge Street to the north of the Coryell Street intersection.

Ely Creek

Ely Creek is so locally named since the stream borders Ely Field at the base of Music Mountain. This stream has an origin along Route 179 and York Street, running down the hill and making a sharp bend near the intersection of York and Washington Streets and travels through a series of culverts and surface channels until it runs under the canal and discharges to Island Creek and the Delaware River. Due to the rise in the Delaware River during basin-wide events, the system back-floods and inundates the area bounded by the canal, Arnett Avenue and Cherry Street. The area has a combination of residential and commercial properties.

Swan Creek

Swan Creek has had the most damage in recent floods due to the back-flooding from the Delaware River through the aqueduct that passes the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The area impacted is bounded by the canal to the west, Ferry Street to the north, South Main Street to the east and Mount Hope Street to the south.