Six river flood warnings in North Georgia
After days of rain in the Tennessee Valley, there are currently six river flood warnings in north Georgia as of Thursday morning. We picked up 1.5” of rainfall over the last 24 hours in Chattanooga.
Here are the flood stages and impacts:
The Coahulla Creek near Keiths Mill near Dalton: until 3AM Friday Morning (Minor Flood Stage). As of 9AM creek was 1.5’ above the flood stage at 17’. Impacts: At this stage, Minor Flooding begins on the right and left bank from Keiths Mill Road Bridge.
The Conasauga River near Tilton (GA) until Saturday 7:40AM. Flood stage is at 18.0’ and at 9AM it was rising at 18.24’. Impacts: At this point Minor Flooding beings in the woodlands, along the river upstream and downstream on the Brackett Ridge Road Bridge.
The Oostanaula River near Calhoun until Further Notice. (Minor Flood Stage). As of 9AM the river was 21.75’, flood stage is 21’. Impacts: At this point, fields and pastures upstream and downstream behind a water treatment plant off Mauldin Road gets minor flooding. A boat ramp and small parking lot on the upstream and right bank side of the Georgia HWY 136 Connector is under water.
FLOYD and CHATTOOGA COUNTIES
The Armuchee Creek near Armuchee (GA) until Friday 7:30 PM EST. (Minor Flood Stage). At 9AM the creek was up to 19.65’. Impacts: The creek will continue to rise and crest tonight by 9PM or overnight to 22’. Once the creek reaches 21’, fields and pastures along the creek upstream an downstream, on Old Dalton Road becomes flooded.
The Coosa River near Rome Mayos Bar L and D Park (GA) until further notice. Flood Stage is 24 feet, and at 5AM the observation showed 24.7 feet and rising. Impacts: At 24 feet, minor flooding begins along the river near the old Lock and Dam behind the Trading Post. The boat ramp is mostly under water at the Lock and Dam park.
The Coosa River near Plant Hammond (GA) until Further Notice. Minor flooding is occurring. Flood Stage is 570 feet, and at 7AM it was at 572.3 feet and steady. Impacts: At this point, minor flooding occurs behind plant Hammond. The water reaches a low lying portion of the parking lot. The boat ramp near by and near an access road near and under the Georgia Highway 100 Bridge will be two feet under water.