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4/2/2024

WT Staff


Floods and Flows

as of April 2, 2024 †


Flooding Now according to provisional data from USGS streamflow gauges

5 rivers are actively flooding

Atlantic basin:
  • Ohoopee River is flooding near Reidsville
  • Little Satilla River is flooding near Offerman
  • Satilla River is flooding at Atkinson
  • Savannah River flooding near Cylo
  • Altamaha River is flooding near Baxley

99th percentile flows or action stage for flooding

0 streamflow gauges recording high flow

Drought Map and Low flow from the USGS WaterWatch seven-day average streamflow compared with historic streamflow

0 stations rated extreme low, 1st percentile
Below normal rated area
  • Tallapoosa River watershed Carrol and Haralson Counties





As sourced from USGS Waterwatch Current Streamflow

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.

  • Ogeechee River watershed including Taliaferro, east Hancock and west Warren, east Washington, Glascock, Jefferson, southwest Burke, north Emanuel and north Jenkins Counties.
  • Ocmulgee River watershed south Laurens, east Dodge, west Wheeler and north Telfair Counties
  • Oconee River is flooding near Penfield
  • Flint River watershed from Marion-Schley-Macon Counties to Dougherty
  • Alcovy River is flowing 99th percentile above Covington
  • Upper Coosa River watershed Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Gordon, east Chattooga, north Floyd Counties
  • Tennessee River east watershed including parts of Fannin, Union and Towns Counties
  • Coosa River watershed Gilmer, Gordon, west Pickens Counties
  • Savannah River watershed from Rabun to Screven County
  • Lower Chattahoochee River watershed from Muscogee to Clay County
  • Tallapoosa River watershed Haralson and Carroll Counties
  • Ocmulgee River watershed from Bibb to Jeff Davis County
  • Oconee River watershed
  • Ohoopee River is flooding near Reidsville
  • St Marys River is flooding near MacClenny, FL
  • Upper Chattahoochee River watershed Union County
  • Conasauga River is flowing low at GA286 near Eton - running 2.53 ft deep at 103 cubic feet per second
  • Cedar Creek is flowing low near Cedartown - running .57 ft deep at 33 cubic feet per second
  • Kinchafoonee Creek is flowing low at Pinewood Rd near Dawson - running 3.68 ft deep at 233 cfs
  • Flint River watershed from south Marion-Schley Counties, Webster, west Sumter, northeast Terrell and Lee Counties
  • Flint River is flowing low near Thomaston - running 3.43 ft deep ft deep at 515 cubic feet per second
  • Coosa River watershed east portion of Chattooga, Floyd, Polk Counties; Bartow, Gordon, Cherokee, Pickens and Dawson Counties
  • Flint River is flowing low at GA32 near Oakfield - running 2.8 ft deep at 876 cfs
  • St Marys River is flooding at Folkston - running 8.67 ft deep - minor flood stage 7 ft was breached Dec 17
  • St Marys River flooding near MacClenny FL - running 12 ft deep and tapering off at 2130 cfs - flood stage 12 ft breached Dec 17
  • Satilla River is flooding at Atkinson - peaked and in declining trend, now running 14.2 ft at 7670 cfs and rising - minor flood stage 13 ft breached Dec 22
  • Mill Creek is flowing low near Crandall - running 1.22 ft deep at 2.22 cubic feet per second
  • Nottely Creek is flowing high near Blairsville - running 1.51 ft deep at 44 cubic feet per second
  • Chattahoochee River is flowing low above Roswell - running 2.7 ft deep ft deep at 523 cubic feet per second
  • Flint River is flowing low near Albany - running 1.83 ft deep ft deep at 1060 cubic feet per second
  • Tallulah River is flowing low near Clayton - running 1.83 ft deep at 58.4 cubic feet per second
  • Chattahoochee River is flowing low near Fairburn - running .34 ft deep at 1250 cfs
  • Nottely Creek is flowing low near Blairsville - running 1.51 ft deep at 44 cubic feet per second
  • Conasauga River is flowing low at Tilton - running 2.28 ft deep at 89.3 cubic feet per second
  • Holly Creek is flowing low near Chatsworth - running .95 ft deep at 6.51 cfs
  • Nottely River is flowing low near Blairsville - running 1.48 ft deep at 40.1 cubic feet per second
  • Chattooga River is flowing low near Clayton - running .98 ft deep at 1.26 cubic feet per second
  • Coosa River watershed Whitfield, Murray Counties
  • Tallapoosa River watershed Haralson and Carroll Counties
  • Upper Flint River watershed from south Fulton, Clayton, Fayette, Spalding, Pike, Lamar, Upson, Taylor, Talbot, Crawford Counties
  • Moderate hydrological drought rated area includes:
    • Upper Savannah River watershed from Rabun to North Hart County
    • Coosa River watershed west half of Chattooga, Floyd, Polk Counties; east Gordon, Pickens and Gilmer Counties
    • Chattahoochee River watershed from south Fulton to northwest Muscogee County
    • Flint River watershed Schley, Marion, Sumter, Lee Counties
    • Tallulah River is flowing high near Clayton - running 4.45 ft deep at 1110 cubic feet per second - flood stage 20 ft
    • Chattooga River is flowing high near Clayton - running 3.78 ft deep at 3180 cubic feet per second - flood stage 15 ft
    • Chestatee River is flowing high near Dahlonega - running 7.87 ft deep at 3710 cubic feet per second - flood stage 19 ft
    • Chattahoochee River is flowing high at Helen - running 2.55 ft deep at 774 cubic feet per second - flood stage 6 ft
    • Chattahoochee River is flowing high near Leaf - running 6.27 ft deep at 3730 cubic feet per second - flood stage unreported
    • Yellow River is flowing high near Snellville - running 10.97 ft deep at 1920 cubic feet per second - flood stage 20 ft
    • Suwanee Creek is flowing high at Suwanee - running 7.16 ft deep at 12600 cubic feet per second - flood stage 8 ft
    • Big Creek is flooding at GA 9 near Cumming - running 6.8 ft deep at 968 cfs and rising - minor flood stage 6 ft
    • Big Creek is flooding near Alpharetta - running 7.39 ft deep at 915 cfs and rising - minor flood stage 7 ft
    • Satilla River flooding at GA158 near Waycross has peaked and leveled off - running 14.39 ft deep at 3480 cfs - flood stage is 14 ft Flooding started Dec 19 2:45 pm
    • Little Satilla River flooding at Offerman has leveled off - running 9.94 ft deep at 1900 cfs - flood stage is 9 ft - flooding started at 245 am on Dec 18
    • Alabaha River flooding at GA 203 near Blackshear has peaked and is declining - running 9.08 ft deep at 1250 cfs - flood stage is 9 ft flooding started at 315 pm on Dec 18
    • Lower Chattahoochee River watershed from central Clay County, west Early and west Seminole Counties
    • Upper Coosa River watershed including Whitfield and Murray Counties
    • Lower Ocmulgee River watershed Dodge and Telfair Counties
    • Lower Flint River watershed from Fayette County to Decatur Counties
    • Lower Ocmulgee River watershed including parts of Dodge, Telfair, Laurens, Wheeler Counties
    • Altamaha River watershed including parts of Jeff Davis, Appling, Wayne Counties
    • Ochlockonee River from southeast Decatur, Grady, southeast Baker, southwest Thomas and west Colquitt
    • Chestatee River is flowing low near Dahlonega - running .75 ft deep at 84.5 cubic feet per second
    • Talking Rock Creek is flowing low near Hinton - running .22 ft deep at 1.08 cubic feet per second
    • Chattahoochee River is flowing low at Helen - running .32 ft deep at 30.8 cubic feet per second
    • Chattahoochee River is flowing low near Leaf - running 1.35 ft deep at 103 cubic feet per second
    • Conasauga River is flowing low at GA 286 near Eton - running 2.15 ft deep at 40.2 cubic feet per second
    • Conasuaga River is flowing much above normal at Tilton - running 797 cfs at 414 ft deep - flood stage is 18 ft
    • Oostanula River is flowing much above normal at Resaca - running 2820 cfs at 6.11 ft deep - flood stage is 22 ft
    • Oostanula River is flowing much above normal near Rome - running 2970 cfs at 9.04 ft deep - flood stage is 30 ft
    • Coosa River is flowing much above normal at Mayos Bar near Rome - running 7090 cfs and 13.49 ft deep - flood stage is 24 ft
    • Etowah River is flowing much above normal at GA 1 Loop near Rome - running 3060 cfs and 15.56 ft deep - flood stage is 32 ft
    • Coosawattee River is flowing much above normal near Pine Chapel - running 1590 cfs and 7.22 ft deep - flood stage is 25 ft
    • Mill Creek is flowing high at Dalton - running 73.8 cfs at 4.65 ft deep - flood stage is 11 ft
    • Holly Creek is flowing much above normal near Chatsworth - running 188 cfs at 3.41 ft deep - flood stage is 10 ft
    • Coosawattee River is flowing much above normal at Carters - running 1340 cfs at 5.27 ft deep - flood stage is 20 ft
    • Talking Rock Creek is flowing high near Hinton - running 376 cfs at 2.36 ft deep - flood stage is 10 ft
    • Fausett Creek is flowing much above normal at Talking Rock - running 20.7 cfs at 1.64 ft deep - flood stage is 10 ft
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      FLOOD SAFETY

      What is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service?

      • Flash Flood Warning: Take Action!†A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

      • Flood Warning: Take Action!†

        A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

      • Flood Advisory: Be Aware:

        A Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance.

        A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

      • Flood Watch: Be Prepared:

        A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur.

        A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

      Be prepared, stay safe through flood events

      March 13, 2023

      Did you know,

      6 inches of moving water can knock an adult down

      And 12 inches of flowing water can carry a car away!

      (From ready.gov)

      Stay safe during flood events, watch for flood alerts in your area, here in BLACK.

      Avoid driving into flooded areas, and take caution trying to drive out of a flood zone.

      Avoid using bridges over high flowing rivers.

      If possible, move to higher ground, get uphill, or move to a higher floor in your building or home,

      leaving yourself an exit to the roof if necessary. Do not become trapped in an attic!

      Keep dry food, bottled water, flashlight and extra batteries, cell phone charger packed in go bags for all of your household and pets.

      Have flotation devices accessible for every member of your household in case you need to evacuate on foot.

      If you must drive to get out of a flood zone,

      have a high-quality window breaking/seatbelt cutting device in your vehicle, secured to your rearview mirror for fast retrieval.

      You may not be able to reach your carís glove box in an emergency situation.

      The contents of seat and door storage compartments and center console may become displaced in an emergency,

      causing you to lose track of items that are not secured.

      Even if your vehicle has rolled or tipped over, as long as you are still belted in, you should be able to reach the rear-view mirror to retrieve your emergency tool.

      Keep your seatbelt on until the vehicle has made impact with the water body. †It will often float on the surface for a short time.

      There is time to get out through an open side window.† Act calmly, deliberately and quickly, without hesitation.

      Use your tool to cut your seatbelt if the buckle will not release in the normal way.

      Use your window breaking device toward a corner of your side window to break the safety glass.†

      Attempting to break the window at the center may not work.

      Windshields and rear windows are reinforced and will not break as easily as the side windows.

      If your vehicle is in any danger of becoming submerged, you need to get out before it goes underwater.

      Submerged vehicles may roll over or invert underwater, disorienting you and others inside.†


      Get familiar with your local streams and rivers, know your normal flow levels and check the USGS Waterwatch Current Streamflow for the real time flow volume and depth.

      Find the monitoring sites upstream and downstream nearest your home and sign up for high flow alerts.

      https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/









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