January 17, 2005

Flooding

If you have checked out our weather station, you will see that we are experiencing heavy rains — more than three inches in one day! What makes this especially “interesting” is that the ground is still frozen solid from the deep freezes of a few days ago so rainwater runoff is a lot higher.

The major river in this area — The Nooksack — is reaching flood stage.

Check out the current data here: NOOKSACK—AT DEMING

The highest recorded data was 8.68 ft and 14400 cfs recorded in 1958
(cfs is Cubic Feet per Second - that is a lot of water!)

Current data as of this post is 8.24 ft and 12685 cfs.

Check it out yourself:

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Posted by DaveH at January 17, 2005 09:20 PM | TrackBack
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