Rivers levels on the rise across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia

Snoflo | 2020-01-05



Storms lead to rising rivers in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Mississippi like the Buttahatchee River Nr Aberdeen and Bull Mountain Creek At Tremont are on the rise over the past day with the Buttahatchee River Nr Aberdeen rising by over 8280.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. With potential flood conditions in the area, folks should take extra caution before performing any river related activity.


Alabama rains have brought rivers around the state to flood levels, with some rivers rising by 451.61%. The Burnt Corn Creek At State Hwy 41 Near Brewton was flowing at 3260cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 232.800407978cfs. The Blackwater Creek Near Manchester Al has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 4.16ft and flows reached 4140cfs.



We've also seen Georgia rivers way above average with over 7 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the North Oconee River At College St are above 5.57ft (2320cfs), having risen by over 1250.0cfs 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.



Read More:
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/
https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/real-time-data/floods
https://www.ready.gov/floods


Related Links:
Mississippi Flow Report
Alabama Flow Report
Georgia Flow Report



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