Storms lead to rising rivers in Puerto Rico, Ohio, and Washington

Snoflo | 2017-12-01



Potential Flooding in Puerto Rico, Ohio, and Washington as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Puerto Rico like the Canal De Riego De Lajas Blw Lago Loco Dam Yauco Pr and Rio Yauco Abv Diversion Monserrate Nr Yauco are way above average with the Canal De Riego De Lajas Blw Lago Loco Dam Yauco Pr rising by over 42.3cfs over the past 24 hours alone. With potential flood conditions in the area, folks should take extra caution before performing any river related activity.


Ohio rains have brought rivers around the state to flood levels, with some rivers rising by 14.66%. The Mcguire Creek Near Leesville Oh was flowing at 266cfs just past midnight today, blowing past its average flow rate of 38.9535447761cfs. The Stillwater River At Englewood Oh has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 3.32ft and flows reached 358cfs.



We've also seen Washington rivers exceptionally high for this time of year with over 1 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the North Fork Skokomish River Near Potlatch are above 5.83ft (1970cfs), having risen by over 610.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Floods can often be the most expensive natural disasters to an area with damage to crops, infrastructure, and private property.



Read More:
https://water.usgs.gov/floods/resources/
https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?id=ww_flood
https://www.ready.gov/floods


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



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