Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MD) Flooding in Frederick County and Washington County, Maryland

Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 10:17:10 EDT

Summary: Intense rainfall on May 15-17, 2018 has caused flooding and flood damage, with further flooding occurring or forecast.

Intense rainfall (up to 10 inches) over the past two days (May 15-17, 2018) in southwestern Frederick County and southeastern Washington County, Maryland have caused flooding on small and intermediate-size streams in the area. Flood conditions are anticipated to persist and(or) recur over the next several days as additional rainfall (4 to 5 inches) is forecast.
As of this morning, there have been several road closures due to inundation and bridge/roadway wash-out. Two USGS streamflow/water-quality monitoring sites have been severely damaged, and are under repair.
Three crews totaling six staff are in the area today effecting repairs (Little Catoctin Creek gages), making measurements (Carroll Creek and Monocacy River watershed sites), and flagging high-water marks (Little Catoctin Creek and Carroll Creek watershed sites).

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