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River Levels Update Sep 01 Wed @ 1 pm cdt

By: Oscar Fann meteorologist
By: Oscar Fann meteorologist

Wednesday 09/01 @ 1 pm cdt update..
Currently, no area river location is above flood stage..
Little rain chance over the next 7 days (Sep 08)...
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Flood Stage=FS
River.........................Location..........Level.........FS.......Status
RIVERS NOW AT OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE-----
NONE
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River Notes---
09/01 - For now, no updates on Monday or Tuesday
Other remarks:
River forecasts are usually good but can be short of the mark with heavy rain events...
The short term fluctuations along the Chattahoochee River at George, Columbia, and Woodruff dams reflect water flow regulation as well as to control river levels on locations downstream, including Blountstown and other locations on the Apalachicola River...
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(River locations CURRENTLY below flood stage and status)
River.......................Location...........Level..........FS..........Status

Shoal.....................Crestview..............3.8'..........8.0'......steady
Shoal..................Mossy Head..............6.4'........14.0'......steady
Choctawhatchee.....Newton...............3.8'.........19.0'......steady
Choctawhatchee.....Geneva...............3.0'.........23.0'......steady
Choctawhatchee.....Caryville..............2.7'.........12.0'......steady
Choctawhatchee...Bruce/Ebro............6.4'.........13.0'......steady
Pea...........................Ariton..................1.8'.........23.0'......steady
Pea...........................Elba.....................7.6'.........30.0'......steady
Pea.........................Samson................4.0'............?.........steady
Chipola...................Marianna...............5.3'.........19.0'......steady
Chipola.....................Altha...................8.9'.........22.0'......steady
Apalachicola.........Blountstown..........2.6'.........15.0'......falling
Spring Creek...........Iron City...............1.5'.........16.0'......steady
Flint........................Bainbridge..........18.7'.........25.0'.......steady
Chattahoochee......WF George.......101.7'.......134.0'......controlled
Chattahoochee.......Columbia............76.8'.......113.0'......controlled
Chattahoochee.......Woodruff...........40.7'.........66.0'......controlled

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When Floodwaters are occurring -
Important Flood and Health Considerations-----
Areas on the same river away from the aforementioned locations may see significant differences in Flood Stage.
Streams may cause significant lowland (floodplain) flooding and pose serious risks to cattle and other livestock as well as nearby dwellings.
Locations near and downstream of dams may see significant level changes (up or down) within a short period of time.
A sudden obstruction by a large object or group of objects may cause a quick and significant rise in river level just upstream of the blockage.
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A Cautionary Note-----
Floodwaters are not your typically dirty water..In fact they probably contain many - if not all - of the following ingredients:
Sewage, dead animals or parts, decomposing vegetative matter, large and sharp pieces of trees and construction materials, industrial chemicals, viruses, bacteria, and live fire ants, snakes, alligators.
Anyone in contact with floodwater should consult qualified medical personnel about the need for a tetanus shot.
Be careful about working in closed areas around abundant mold and mildew.
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Check with your county EMA or with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee (or Mobile for Okaloosa, Covington & Crenshaw counties) if you have questions.
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Oscar Fann meteorologist`


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