Most North Country rivers and streams appear to be cresting or starting to recede after days of rising water.
A combination of rain and melting snow caused several rivers and creeks to flood in upstate New York, particularly in the North Country and Mohawk Valley. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a state of emergency for six New York counties this week due to flooding -- including Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.
The Black River, which flows right through Watertown, was above flood stage beginning Monday and closed roads and bridges because of high water.