Rivers levels on the rise across Washington, Ohio, and Florida

Snoflo | 2017-11-25



Preciptation causing some rivers to flood across Washington, Ohio, and Florida as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Washington like the South Fork Sultan River Near Sultan and Bacon Creek Below Oakes Creek Near Marblemount are way above average with the South Fork Sultan River Near Sultan rising by over 4030.0cfs 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.


Ohio has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 3634.64%. The Alum Creek At Africa Oh was flowing at 1520cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 125.779197588cfs. The Scioto River Near Prospect Oh has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 11.2ft and flows reached 5680cfs.



We've also seen Florida rivers at flood levels, and surpassing averages with over 2 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Fellsmere Canal Nr Micco are above 4.23ft (643cfs), having risen by over 558.6cfs over the past 24 hours. Floods can often be the most expensive natural disasters to an area with damage to crops, infrastructure, and private property.



Read More:
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/
http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/
https://www.ready.gov/floods


Related Links:
Washington Flow Report
Ohio Flow Report
Florida Flow Report



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