River Flood Update

By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email
By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email

The excessive rainfall from Thursday's and Friday's storms leave many rivers at or above flood stage.

Withlacoochee River in Lowndes and Brooks County
Flood Stage: 13.0 feet
Current Level: 19.5 feet

The forecast calls for 18.1 feet on Wednesday, 16.1 feet on Thursday, 12.8 feet on Friday, 9.8 feet on Saturday, and 8.4 feet on Sunday.

Withlacoochee River in Madison County
Flood Stage: 79.0 feet
Current level: 73.6 feet

The forecast calls for 77.4 feet on Wednesday, 80.2 feet on Thursday, 80.4 feet on Friday, 80.3 feet on Saturday and 77.7 feet on Sunday.

Oak Hill Road and Pineapple Street near Pinetta are under water and closed to all traffic. The river is expected to crest on Friday.

Along and near Munson Slough in Leon County
Runoff is expected to creating flooding conditions south of Oak Ridge Road and east of Highway 319 for the next several days.

Ochlockonee River in Thomas County
Flood Stage: 15.0 feet
Current Level: 15.8 feet

The forecasts calls for 14.6 feet on Wednesday, 13.6 feet on Thursday, 13.0 feet on Friday, 12.6 feet on Saturday, and 12.2 feet on Sunday.

Ochlockonee River in Havana
Flood Stage: 25.0 feet
Current Level: 29.5 feet

The forecast calls for 28.8 feet on Wednesday, 28.0 feet on Thursday, 27.5 feet on Friday, 26.9 feet on Saturday, 26.3 feet on Sunday. All of these values are above flood stage.

Ochlockonee River in Bloxham
Flood Stage: 22.0 feet
Current Level: 21.8 feet

The forecast calls for 21.7 feet on Wednesday, 21.1 feet on Thursday, 20.3 feet on Friday, 19.6 feet on Saturday and 18.8 feet on Sunday.

Apalachicola River in Blountstown
Flood Stage: 15.0 feet
Current Level: 17.8 feet

The forecast calls for 18.0 feet on Wednesday, 17.7 feet on Thursday, 16.4 feet on Friday, 14.9 feet on Saturday, and 13.0 feet on Sunday.

A link to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service is included on this page, which has the latest river gauge information and forecasts.

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  • by James E. McNeal Location: Tallahassee 32312 on Feb 25, 2008 at 04:19 PM
    I requested an update for the flood prediction for Ochlocknee River. Ray Hawthorne provided the update and a hydrologic chart forecast for the next week, and an excellent link for my use. Excellent response, timely and great information.
  • by cmb Location: tallahassee on Feb 25, 2008 at 03:07 AM
    a friend and i went catfishing on the ochlocknee river at highway 90 ramp yesterday/sunday. we went upriver a few miles. we caught 19 catfish-total weight 35 pounds. not bad for a few hours fishing......yes the river was rising fast and running pretty hard throughout the woods.
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