Potential Flooding in Hawaii, Washington, and Puerto Rico

Snoflo | 2017-11-29



Rivers levels on the rise across Hawaii, Washington, and Puerto Rico as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Hawaii like the Sf Kaukonahua Str At E Pump and Alakahi Stream Near Kamuela are on the rise over the past day with the Sf Kaukonahua Str At E Pump rising by over 225.0cfs 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.


Washington has been experiencing flooding also as some rivers have sky rocketed by over 142.63%. The North Fork Skokomish River Near Potlatch was flowing at 1400cfs just past midnight today, blowing past its average flow rate of 311.456442831cfs. The Lake Tapps Diversion At Dieringer has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 8.15ft and flows reached 1050cfs.



We've also seen Puerto Rico rivers at flood levels, and surpassing averages with over 2 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the Rio Yauco Abv Diversion Monserrate Nr Yauco are above 5.85ft (782cfs), having risen by over 418.0cfs 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.watereducation.org/aquapedia/flooding
https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?id=ww_flood
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/


Related Links:
Hawaii Flow Report
Washington Flow Report
Puerto Rico Flow Report



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