Preciptation causing rivers to flood across Kentucky, California, and Virginia as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Kentucky like the Sturgeon Creek At Cressmont and Buck Creek Near Shopville are exceptionally high for this time of year with the Sturgeon Creek At Cressmont rising by over 3544.4cfs 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.
California has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 834.43%. The Salinas R Nr Spreckels Ca was flowing at 1140cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 48.4621588785cfs. The Santa Ynez R A Narrows Nr Lompoc Ca has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 3.14ft and flows reached 102cfs.
We've also seen Virginia rivers exceptionally high for this time of year with over 4 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Cranes Nest River Near Clintwood are above 8.45ft (1750cfs), having risen by over 1611.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Such high flow levels are uncommon for the rivers, creating the potential for damage to the surrounding area.
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