Flooding has been seen across regions of Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana

Snoflo | 2018-02-21



Flooding has been seen across regions of Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Illinois like the Robinson Creek Near Shelbyville and East Fork Shoal Creek Near Coffeen are on the rise over the past day with the Robinson Creek Near Shelbyville rising by over 1483.2cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Although floods are common natural disasters, they can effect millions of people with devastating consequences to farming as well infrastructure.


Michigan rains have brought rivers around the state to flood levels, with some rivers rising by 4913.07%. The Clinton River At Moravian Drive At Mt. Clemens was flowing at 7670cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 682.970024938cfs. The Lower River Rouge At Dearborn has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 9.86ft and flows reached 1440cfs.



We've also seen Indiana rivers at flood levels, and surpassing averages with over 26 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Deep River At Lake George Outlet At Hobart are above 17.25ft (3750cfs), having risen by over 3303.0cfs 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://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?id=ww_flood
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/


Related Links:
Illinois Flow Report
Michigan Flow Report
Indiana Flow Report



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