ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -- River flooding has been an issue this week, from prior rain and snowmelt upstream, but with more rain on the way, concerns are being raised.
At Ferry Park in Rocky Hill on Friday, the entire parking lot was flooded under at least 3 inches of water.
This flooding is from the Connecticut River, and water was seen well over the boat launch and picnic area.
The boardwalk at Harbor Park in Middletown is gone due to the flooding.
People were going there on Friday to take pictures of the swollen Connecticut River.
"We see all this water all around the grass and around the trees and around the slide, and we're like, 'wow,'" said Aysegul Celik.
Also in East Hartford, people are seeing flooding issues.
"We were hoping to have a picnic table down there, but because of the water here we are. We used to do it when we were growing up. We'd get a hot dog and there'd be boats and we used to do that with our families, so it's a nice tradition," said Becky and Michael Nadeau.
The parking lot at Great River Park in East Hartford looked more like a shoreline with small wave pushing up against the driveway.
Barriers blocked the way to get in, and fire officials remind everyone to stay out of flood waters.
The Rocky Hill Fire Dept. deputy chief is telling folks to keep their distance from any flood waters.
“It’s a nice day out there right now, but stay out of the water. It’s very important. It’ll take you away very quickly and when the rain comes tonight, and the water becomes turbulent don’t drive into it, whatever you do just stay out of it,” Deputy Fire Chief Mark Gentile.
Also, keep your pets away from the flood waters.
More rain is on the way Friday night into Saturday.
A flood watch was issued for all of Connecticut from Friday night through Saturday night.
A cold front also arrives on Saturday.
Showers with the potential for heavy rain continue on Saturday, this time with a slight chance for thunderstorms.
The rain is not expected to end until much later in the day on Saturday.
Generally, 1 to 2 inches will be common across Connecticut with locally higher amounts up to perhaps 3 inches, Ch. 3 meteorologists said.
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