Published 2020-03-21 by Jeffrey G.
Rising water levels in Missouri, Ohio, and Oklahoma as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Missouri like the East Fork Black River Nr Lesterville and Logan Creek At Ellington are on the rise over the past day with the East Fork Black River Nr Lesterville rising by over 2695.3cfs 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.
Ohio has been experiencing flooding also as some rivers have sky rocketed by over 641.42%. The Sevenmile Creek At Camden Oh was flowing at 2810cfs just past midnight today, blowing past its average flow rate of 79.1815242494cfs. The Wolf Creek At Dayton Oh has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 1.85ft and flows reached 3810cfs.
We've also seen Oklahoma rivers on the rise over the past day with over 46 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the Illinois River Near Watts are above 3.81ft (34400cfs), having risen by over 30420.0cfs 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.