Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (FL) Flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:20:00 EDT

Summary: USGS field crews continue discharge measurements at USGS stream gaging sites in northwest Florida area associated with minor to moderate flooding caused by over 10 inches of rainfall from Tropical Storm Cindy.

Since Tuesday, June 20, over 10 inches of rainfall was recorded at 02369600 Yellow River Near Milton, Fl, with most of the rain falling on June 21. The heavy rainfall is causing minor to flooding in the area. Some additional rainfall is expected through the end of this week.

USGS field crews (9 hydrographers) are making discharge measurements at gage locations in the northwest Florida area near Pensacola today and Friday. Seven stations are currently in minor flood stage. No peaks of record have occurred, however some of these flows are the highest since 2012. Two hydrographers are currently making flood measurements in Pensacola area today at:
Elevenmile Creek near Pensacola (02376115)
Brushy Creek near Bratt (02376293)

Seven additional hydrographers are en-route to the area and plan to make discharge measurements today and Friday at:
Escambia River near Century (02375500)
Escambia River near Molino (02376033)
Big Coldwater Creek near Milton (02370500)
Yellow River near Milligan (02368000)

No gages have been damaged.

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