Flooding seen across regions of Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois

Snoflo | 2019-10-01



Rivers levels on the rise across Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Missouri like the Grand River Near Sumner and Wyaconda River Above Canton are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the Grand River Near Sumner rising by over 14500.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Such high flow levels are uncommon for the rivers, creating the potential for damage to the surrounding area.


Kansas rains have brought rivers around the state to flood levels, with some rivers rising by 0.0%. The Saline R At Wilson Dam was flowing at 1250cfs just past midnight today, blowing past its average flow rate of 37.5360120148cfs. The Solomon R At Beloit has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 16.8ft and flows reached 2570cfs.



We've also seen Illinois rivers very high for this time of year with over 5 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Edwards River Near New Boston are above 15.95ft (3930cfs), having risen by over 510.0cfs 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:
http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/
http://www.watereducation.org/aquapedia/flooding
https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?id=ww_flood


Related Links:
Missouri Flow Report
Kansas Flow Report
Illinois Flow Report



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