Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (VA) VA-WV WSC response to remnants of Hurricane Michael

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:37:33 EDT

Summary: USGS VA-WV WSC staff respond to inland flooding resulting from remnants of Hurricane Michael

A narrow swath of central Virginia received in excess of three inches of rain overnight on 10/11, with some areas reaching 8-10 inches. The swath reached from the mouth of the Potomac River southwest to the Danville, VA area.

A total of 8 field personnel from the Richmond and Marion field offices were dispatched this morning to make flood measurements at sites in the Roanoke, Dan, Chowan, and Rappahannock river basins. Measurements were made at 8 sites and high water marks were flagged at one for an indirect discharge measurement. Four field staff are staying out overnight and will be targeting the Meherrin, Nottoway, and Appomattox river basins tomorrow.

No gages were damaged as the result of this event. One rating has been extended based on measurements made today.

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