Storms lead to rising rivers in Georgia, Arizona, and California

Snoflo | 2018-03-21



Rivers levels on the rise across Georgia, Arizona, and California as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Georgia like the New River At Ga 100 and Snake Creek Near Whitesburg are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the New River At Ga 100 rising by over 1047.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. With potential flood conditions in the area, folks should take extra caution before performing any river related activity.


Arizona has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 5.3%. The Bill Williams River Below Alamo Dam was flowing at 437cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 25.6065123967cfs. The Bill Williams River Near Parker has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 7.26ft and flows reached 407cfs.



We've also seen California rivers exceptionally high for this time of year with over 1 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the Orcutt C Nr Orcutt Ca are above 0.96ft (9cfs), having risen by over 8.96cfs over the past 24 hours. Floods can have devastating effects on communites randing from property damage and crop destruction, to loss of life and the rise of waterborne illnesses.



Read More:
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/
https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/real-time-data/floods


Related Links:
Georgia Flow Report
Arizona Flow Report
California Flow Report



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