Potential Flooding in Puerto Rico, Kansas, and South Dakota

Snoflo | 2019-09-25



Potential Flooding in Puerto Rico, Kansas, and South Dakota as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Puerto Rico like the Rio De La Plata Blw La Plata Damsite and Rio Toa Vaca Abv Lago Toa Vaca are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the Rio De La Plata Blw La Plata Damsite rising by over 4660.2cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Floods can have devastating effects on communites randing from property damage and crop destruction, to loss of life and the rise of waterborne illnesses.


Kansas has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 11348.28%. The Sf Ninnescah R Nr Pratt was flowing at 996cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 8.4248810613cfs. The Smoky Hill R Nr Langley has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 8.73ft and flows reached 1140cfs.



We've also seen South Dakota rivers very high for this time of year with over 7 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the Big Sioux R Near Dell Rapids Sd are above 15.43ft (4800cfs), having risen by over 150.0cfs 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://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/
https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/real-time-data/floods


Related Links:
Puerto Rico Flow Report
Kansas Flow Report
South Dakota Flow Report



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