Rivers levels on the rise across Georgia, North Carolina, and Ohio

Snoflo | 2018-01-29



Flooding has been seen across regions of Georgia, North Carolina, and Ohio as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Georgia like the Kettle Creek Near Washington and Honey Creek At Ga 212 are on the rise over the past day with the Kettle Creek Near Washington rising by over 388.28cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Floods can have devastating effects on communites randing from property damage and crop destruction, to loss of life and the rise of waterborne illnesses.


North Carolina has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 22823.08%. The Rocky R At Sr1300 Nr Crutchfield Crossroads was flowing at 149cfs earlier this morning, notably above its average of 5.66435059037cfs. The Steele Creek At Sr1441 Nr Pineville has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 3.11ft and flows reached 193cfs.



We've also seen Ohio rivers on the rise over the past day with over 3 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Stillwater River At Englewood Oh are above 5.58ft (953cfs), having risen by over 168.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Floods can often be the most expensive natural disasters to an area with damage to crops, infrastructure, and private property.



Read More:
http://www.watereducation.org/aquapedia/flooding
https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/real-time-data/floods


Related Links:
Georgia Flow Report
North Carolina Flow Report
Ohio Flow Report



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