Potential Flooding in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia

Snoflo | 2018-02-13



Potential Flooding in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Georgia like the Pachitla Creek Near Edison and Little Tallapoosa River (Us 27) At Carrollton are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the Pachitla Creek Near Edison rising by over 917.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Floods can often be the most expensive natural disasters to an area with damage to crops, infrastructure, and private property.


Kentucky rains have brought rivers around the state to flood levels, with some rivers rising by 23.46%. The Kentucky River At Lock 5 Near Tyrone was flowing at 56300cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 7695.08021878cfs. The Kentucky River At Lock 9 At Valley View has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 22.85ft and flows reached 46000cfs.



We've also seen Virginia rivers at flood levels, and surpassing averages with over 14 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Mattaponi River Near Bowling Green are above 12.53ft (4210cfs), having risen by over 3328.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Such high flow levels are uncommon for the rivers, creating the potential for damage to the surrounding area.



Read More:
https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?id=ww_flood
https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/real-time-data/floods


Related Links:
Georgia Flow Report
Kentucky Flow Report
Virginia Flow Report



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