Potential Flooding in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

Snoflo | 2018-02-17



Rivers levels on the rise across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Pennsylvania like the Dunkard Creek At Shannopin and Monongahela River Near Masontown are way above average with the Dunkard Creek At Shannopin rising by over 4079.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Such high flow levels are uncommon for the rivers, creating the potential for damage to the surrounding area.


Ohio has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 573.17%. The Stillwater River At Englewood Oh was flowing at 4140cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 102.04cfs. The Great Miami River At Taylorsville Oh has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 15.06ft and flows reached 10700cfs.



We've also seen West Virginia rivers exceptionally high for this time of year with over 40 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the W.Fork Little Kanawha River At Rocksdale are above 20.15ft (6980cfs), having risen by over 6111.0cfs 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:
https://www.ready.gov/floods
http://www.watereducation.org/aquapedia/flooding
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/


Related Links:
Pennsylvania Flow Report
Ohio Flow Report
West Virginia Flow Report



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