Potential Flooding in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi

Snoflo | 2017-12-25

Storms lead to rising rivers in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Tennessee like the Big Sandy River At Bruceton and Duck River Above Hurricane Mills are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the Big Sandy River At Bruceton rising by over 520.0cfs 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.

Kentucky rains have brought rivers around the state to flood levels, with some rivers rising by 73.22%. The Kentucky River At Lock 3 At Gest was flowing at 41400cfs at last check, very high for this time of year, especially considering that the average flow on the river is 5661.75217391cfs. The Red River At Clay City has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 14.91ft and flows reached 4810cfs.

We've also seen Mississippi rivers way above average with over 3 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the Big Sunflower River At Clarksdale are above 12.45ft (773cfs), having risen by over 197.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Such high flow levels are uncommon for the rivers, creating the potential for damage to the surrounding area.

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Related Links:
Tennessee Flow Report
Kentucky Flow Report
Mississippi Flow Report

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