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NWS: High fire danger, flood advisory Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers
Flint River flooding at Bainbridge

Monday, February 19 2024 - 920 am EST

National Weather Service Flood Watch in effect issued 349 am Feb 19, 2024

High Fire Danger conditions expected again this afternoon into the evening across North and Central Georgia due to low relative humidity values.

Flood Warnings continue for portions of the Oconee and Ocmulgee, rivers south and east of Macon.

Dry conditions will linger in the region through Tuesday and this could result in near critical fire weather conditions.

Impacting Baldwin-Banks-Barrow-Bartow-Bibb-Bleckley-Butts-Carroll-Catoosa-Chattahoochee-Chattooga-Cherokee-Clarke-Clayton-Cobb-Coweta-Crawford-Crisp-Dade-Dawson-DeKalb-Dodge-Dooly-Douglas-Emanuel-Fannin-Fayette-Floyd-Forsyth-Gilmer-Glascock-Gordon-Greene-Gwinnett-Hall-Hancock-Haralson-Harris-Heard-Henry-Houston-Jackson-Jasper-Jefferson-Johnson-Jones-Lamar-Laurens-Lumpkin-Macon-Madison-Marion-Meriwether-Monroe-Montgomery-Morgan-Murray-Muscogee-Newton-North Fulton-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Paulding-Peach-Pickens-Pike-Polk-Pulaski-Putnam-Rockdale-Schley-South Fulton-Spalding-Stewart-Sumter-Talbot-Taliaferro-Taylor-Telfair-Toombs-Towns-Treutlen-Troup-Twiggs-Union-Upson-Walker-Walton-Warren-Washington-Webster-Wheeler-White-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes-Wilkinson Counties

Streamflow situation based on provisional data from USGS streamflow gauges in the rivers and creeks of Georgia
12 stations remain abvoe flood stage Monday, including Flint River flooding at Bainbridge. Flood stage breached just after midnight Sunday, currently running four inches above flood stage and rising.

Ocmulgee River is still flooding at US341 at Hawkinsville and Abbeville. Oconee River is still flooding at Mount Vernon, Ogeechee River is still flooding at Midville and Eden.

Altamaha River is still flooding near Charlotteville and Baxley, Little Satilla River still over at Offerman, Satilla River is no longer flooding at Atkinson. Ohoopee River is still flooding at Reidsville, Savannah River still floods at Cylo. Canoochee River is no longer flooding at Claxton.

Check black tags on the map for updated flood flow levels. Blue tags for action stage of 99th percentile flows.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Drought Map USGS 7-day average streamflow compared with historic average
No part of Georgia is in any category of drought or below normal rating.

USGS Provisional Data Statement
Data are provisional and subject to revision until they have been thoroughly reviewed and received final approval. Current condition data relayed by satellite or other telemetry are automatically screened to not display improbable values until they can be verified.
Provisional data may be inaccurate due to instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the measurement site. Subsequent review based on field inspections and measurements may result in significant revisions to the data.
Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data or concerning other hydrologic data may be obtained from the USGS.

USGS seven-day average streamflows at each monitoring location are rated against the historic average flow volume for this day. Results appear on the drought map, showing surface area with a rating: below normal, moderate drought, severe drought or extreme drought. The drought-rated surface area most often follows watershed lines, the physical topography of drainage and direction of flow of the surface water across the state. The watershed layer on the map shows surface area impacted by streamflows in each drainage area. Turn the directional arrows on to see which way the water flows, along with hazardous spills reported in the area that could have an impact on water quality.

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