Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MA RI) Measuring High Flows in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:16:29 EST

Summary: Warmer temperatures and rainfall causes rivers to rise in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Rivers are rising (minor flooding) today from 1 to 2.5 inches of rain that fell over the past 24 hours. Last weekend's blizzard caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts and the accumulation across the area of up to 18 inches of snow. Throughout the week, temperatures were on the rise ranging from sub-zero last weekend to about 60 degrees on Friday. With the warming temperatures causing the snow to melt, coupled with the rain event over yesterday and last night, flows are higher than normal.

Today, Saturday, January 13, 2018, four teams of hydrographers (eight personnel) are journeying across Massachusetts and Rhode Island to measure several sites.

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