Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MD) Local flooding in southwestern Frederick County, Maryland

Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 10:34:38 EDT

Summary: Intense rain is causing flooding on small and intermediate-size streams in southwestern Frederick County, Maryland

Intense rainfall beginning on the evening of May 15, 2018, and totaling up to 10 inches (with intensities near 4 inches per hour), has caused flooding and flood potential in southwestern Frederick County and southeastern Washington County, Maryland. Two USGS streamflow/water-quality monitoring sites have been severely damaged (Little Catoctin Creek). Three crews comprised of six staff are in the area today effecting repairs (Little Catoctin Creek sites), making measurements (Monocacy River watershed sites), and flagging high-water marks (Little Catoctin creek and Carroll Creek sites).

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