Storms lead to rising rivers in Washington, California, and Nevada

Snoflo | 2018-04-09



Rivers levels on the rise across Washington, California, and Nevada as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Washington like the Skookumchuck River Bl Bldy Run Cr Nr Centralia and Skookumchuck River Near Bucoda are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the Skookumchuck River Bl Bldy Run Cr Nr Centralia rising by over 2048.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Floods can often be the most expensive natural disasters to an area with damage to crops, infrastructure, and private property.


California has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 79.64%. The Truckee R A Tahoe City Ca was flowing at 1500cfs earlier this morning, notably above its average of 170.693637339cfs. The Sacramento R A Colusa Ca has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 62.85ft and flows reached 37900cfs.



We've also seen Nevada rivers exceptionally high for this time of year with over 11 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Carson River At Dayton are above 20.86ft (4760cfs), having risen by over 1770.0cfs over the past 24 hours. With potential flood conditions in the area, folks should take extra caution before performing any river related activity.



Read More:
http://www.watereducation.org/aquapedia/flooding
https://www.ready.gov/floods


Related Links:
Washington Flow Report
California Flow Report
Nevada Flow Report



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