Storms lead to rising rivers in Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana

Snoflo | 2019-09-29



Storms lead to rising rivers in Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Illinois like the Edwards River Near New Boston and Blackberry Creek Near Montgomery are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the Edwards River Near New Boston rising by over 2240.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Such high flow levels are uncommon for the rivers, creating the potential for damage to the surrounding area.


Missouri has been experiencing flooding also as some rivers have sky rocketed by over 49823.43%. The Elk Fork Salt River Near Madison was flowing at 3260cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 131.400288939cfs. The South Grand River At Archie has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 5.45ft and flows reached 12100cfs.



We've also seen Indiana rivers at flood levels, and surpassing averages with over 8 river gauges across the state recording flows at abnormal highs. Rivers like the Little Calumet River At Porter are above 3.22ft (759cfs), having risen by over 463.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Such high flow levels are uncommon for the rivers, creating the potential for damage to the surrounding area.



Read More:
https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/real-time-data/floods
https://www.ready.gov/floods
http://www.watereducation.org/aquapedia/flooding
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/


Related Links:
Illinois Flow Report
Missouri Flow Report
Indiana Flow Report



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