Hydrology Update

By: NWS
By: NWS

MAJOR FLOODING CONTINUES ON THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER AT PINETTA WHERE STAGES REMAIN ABOVE THE PREVIOUS 1948 FLOOD OF RECORD. A SLOW RECESSION APPEARS TO HAVE BEGUN. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GAGE AT PINETTA IS UNDERWATER AND WE ARE RELYING ON SPORADIC REPORTS TO BE CALLED IN USING A NEARBY WIRE WEIGHT GAGE...SO THE OBSERVATION ON THE AHPS WEB PAGE MAY BE SEVERAL HOURS OLD AT TIMES. UPSTREAM AT VALDOSTA...STAGES ARE DROPPING STEADILY AND THIS SITE SHOULD BE BELOW FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. STAGES ON THE SUWANNEE RIVER ARE RISING AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO FOR MOST OF THE WEEK...AND EVEN INTO NEXT WEEK ON LOWER STRETCHES OF THE RIVER. AT ELLAVILLE...THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE TO MODERATE FLOOD STAGE LATER THIS MORNING AND REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE ON SATURDAY. DOWNSTREAM AT DOWLING PARK...THE RIVER SHOULD REACH ITS FLOOD STAGE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AND MODERATE FLOOD STAGE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. BRANFORD WILL REACH FLOOD STAGE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AND MODERATE FLOOD STAGE ON SATURDAY. DOWNSTREAM GAGES AT WILCOX AND FOWLERS BLUFF SHOULD NOT GET TO FLOOD STAGE UNTIL THIS WEEKEND. THE AUCILLA RIVER AT LAMONT IS CRESTING 4.5 FT ABOVE FLOOD STAGE (9 FT) TODAY AND WILL BEGIN A SLOW RECESSION EARLY THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE ST MARKS AT NEWPORT CONTINUES TO RECEDE AND SHOULD GO BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. AT HAVANA...THE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER IS IN RECESSION AND FORECAST TO DROP BELOW MODERATE FLOOD STAGE THURSDAY EVENING AND MINOR FLOOD STAGE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. AT BLOXHAM...THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW MINOR FLOOD STAGE LATER THIS AFTERNOON. THE FLINT RIVER AT ALBANY WHICH CRESTED AT 28 FT YESTERDAY WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY MORNING. AT NEWTON AND BAINBRIDGE...THE RIVER IS IN SLOW RECESSION AND IT WILL BE THE WEEKEND BEFORE EITHER DROPS BELOW FLOOD STAGE. THE CHIPOLA RIVER AT MARIANNA HAS DROPPED BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT MARIANNA...AND ALTHA WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. FINALLY...THE CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER AT CARYVILLE CONTINUES TO SLOWLY RECEDE AND SHOULD DROP BELOW FLOOD FRIDAY EVENING. DOWNSTREAM AT BRUCE/EBRO...THE RIVER IS RECEDING...BUT REMAINS IN MAJOR FLOOD. REFER TO THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON RIVER FORECASTS AND RELATED IMPACTS... HTTP://AHPS.SRH.NOAA.GOV/INDEX.PHP?WFO=TAE


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