Flooding has been seen across regions of Washington, Georgia, and Idaho

Snoflo | 2018-02-05



Preciptation causing some rivers to flood across Washington, Georgia, and Idaho as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Washington like the South Fork Tolt River Near Carnation and Mill Creek Near Walla Walla are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the South Fork Tolt River Near Carnation rising by over 928.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. With potential flood conditions in the area, folks should take extra caution before performing any river related activity.


Georgia has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 2260.54%. The Noses Creek At Powder Springs Rd was flowing at 694cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 48.0715221319cfs. The Suwanee Creek At Suwanee has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 7.45ft and flows reached 897cfs.



We've also seen Idaho rivers way above average with over 6 river gauges across the state recording flows at abnormal highs. Rivers like the Palouse River Nr Potlatch Id are above 15.58ft (5260cfs), having risen by over 3390.0cfs 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.



Read More:
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/
https://www.ready.gov/floods


Related Links:
Washington Flow Report
Georgia Flow Report
Idaho Flow Report



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