The water level of the creek (some maps call it Reese Creek) in front of the Flint House depend on how much ice is in the river. When there is an ice jam, the water spreads over the farmland on the island and fills up the creek until all is level. After the ice clears, the creek goes back to the usual depth several feet below the field. The Flint House sits much higher than the island, so the water didn?t reach the level of the house even in 2011 during hurricane Irene.