Published 2020-02-01 by Snoflo
Preciptation causing rivers to flood across Washington, Michigan, and California as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Washington like the Lake Tapps Diversion At Dieringer and Bacon Creek Below Oakes Creek Near Marblemount are on the rise over the past day with the Lake Tapps Diversion At Dieringer rising by over 729.4cfs over the past 24 hours alone. With potential flood conditions in the area, folks should take extra caution before performing any river related activity.
Michigan has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by -0.23%. The Greenwood Release Near Greenwood was flowing at 44cfs just past midnight today, blowing past its average flow rate of 24.6097921478cfs. The West Fork Portage Creek Near Oshtemo has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 1.85ft and flows reached 18cfs.
We've also seen California rivers way above average with over 2 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the Piru Creek Above Lake Piru Ca are above 2.98ft (154cfs), having risen by over -9.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Although floods are common natural disasters, they can effect millions of people with devastating consequences to farming as well infrastructure.