Area River Levels & Flood Stages Fri Apr 11 Morning Update

Latest information as of 9:00 am edt Friday Apr 11 -
(last update unless significant changes occur)

For the WTVY-TV coverage area -

IMPORTANT - river crest forecasts are often revised, so these forecast river levels are likely to change...

R = river.. C = creek.. FS = flood stage...
FL = forecast level... CL = current level...

The following are ABOVE Flood Stage:

Choctawhatchee R Geneva (Ala).. FS 23'.. CL 24' – Falling
Choctawhatchee R Caryville (Fla).. FS 12'.. FL 14.5- Sat Apr 12
Choctawhatchee R Bruce/Ebro (Fla).. FS 13'.. FL 16.4' - Mon Apr 14
Apalachicola R Blountstown (Fla).. FS 15'.. FL 22.6' - Fri Apr 11

The following are BELOW Flood Stage:

Choctawhatchee R Newton (Ala).. FS 19'.. CL 10.2- Falling
Pea R Ariton..(Ala).. FS 14'.. CL 9.1' - Falling
Pea R Elba (Ala).. FS 30'.. CL 20.1' - Steady
Shoal R Crestview (Fla).. FS 8'.. CL 6.7' - Steady
Shoal R Mossy Head (Fla).. FS 14'.. CL 8.6' - Steady
Chipola R Marianna (Fla)..FS 19'.. CL 14.8' - Steady
Chipola R Altha (Fla).. FS 22'.. FL 18.3' – Sat Apr 12
Spring C Iron City (Ga).. FS 16'.. CL 14.5' - Falling
Flint R Bainbridge (Ga).. FS 25'.. CL 24.8' - Cresting
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REMEMBER - please stay informed if you live or are near any rivers or creeks.

When FLOODING is a threat -

Protect yourself and your loved ones first - belongings and property second. Have a plan of action should water rise close to you.

Keep an eye on your children and pets and prevent them from approaching any stream - the water is fast, powerful and easily could sweep them away.

DON'T drive on roadways where you cannot see the road...the road may be washed out or the water deep enough (often less than a foot of water may be enough to float your vehicle away).

Please PAY UTMOST ATTENTION to specific flood warnings for your area, and if you are affected, please don't wait until the last minute to leave.
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Please note the following when looking at river / creek levels and forecasts-

1) River levels may fluctuate in the short term. When a river is rising, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the river forecasts...

2) River level forecasts are constantly changing because recent rain is added to the computer forecast model AND short term future forecast rains are included - BUT they are just that - FORECASTS, NOT ACTUAL RAINFALL...therefore, the river forecasts are updated every few hours to reflect ongoing changes...

3) Just because a river has crested does NOT mean it will start dropping immediately - the river may remain steady for hours, possibly days or fall very slowly.
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Oscar Fann WTVY - TV meteorologist
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•Outlook for Fri Apr 11 thru Fri Apr 18...

A rain free forecast exists through Sunday Apr 13...
Next rain likely Monday afternoon and evening Apr 14…
Heavier rain and possibly strong thunderstorms are in the forecast Tuesday Apr 15…
1 to 2 inches of rain are possible Monday and mainly Tuesday…
Drier weather returns Wednesday for the rest of the week…possibly through next (Easter) weekend…

For specific crest levels and timing of these crests, please visit the NWS website at

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tae


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