Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE () USGS Georgia WSC responding to ongoing high-water from weekend's rains

Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 13:46:07 EDT

Summary: Crews from the USGS Georgia Water Science Center continue to make streamflow measurements this week in response to the heavy rains from past weekend.

Several crews from the Georgia Water Science Center continue to make high-flow measurements through Tuesday due to the heavy rains that occurred across north Georgia this past weekend.

While the runoff event for smaller streams has largely passed, the focus is now on the mainstem Chattahoochee, Etowah and Coosawattee Rivers below major USACE dams that are releasing to lower lake levels. Releases from Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake, and Carters Lake have raised river flows downstream to conditions that have not been seen for many years.

These measurements are expected to continue through Thursday.

Map of flood and high flow conditions for Georgia


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