Published 2020-01-01 by Snoflo
Preciptation causing rivers to flood across Washington, Michigan, and Kentucky as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Washington like the South Fork Tolt River Near Index and South Fork Sultan River Near Sultan are very high for this time of year with the South Fork Tolt River Near Index rising by over 778.2cfs 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.
Michigan has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 102.99%. The Wanadoga Creek Near Battle Creek was flowing at 339cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 46.4510787757cfs. The Grand River At Ionia has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 10.84ft and flows reached 12900cfs.
We've also seen Kentucky rivers on the rise over the past day with over 10 river gauges across the state experiencing rising river levels and approaching flood stage. Rivers like the Kentucky River At Lock 6 Near Salvisa are above 13.5ft (50900cfs), having risen by over 3700.0cfs over the past 24 hours. With potential flood conditions in the area, folks should take extra caution before performing any river related activity.