General Information Product 155
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local agencies, operates a flood-monitoring system in the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins. This system is a network of automated river stage stations (ten are shown on page 2 of this publication) that transmit stage data through satellite telemetry to the USGS in Atlanta, Georgia and the National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City, Georgia. During floods, the public and emergency response agencies use this information to make decisions about road closures, evacuations, and other public safety issues.
This Withlacoochee and Little River Basins flood-tracking chart can be used by local citizens and emergency response personnel to record the latest river stage and predicted flood-crest information along the Withlacoochee River, Little River, and Okapilco Creek in south-central Georgia and northern Florida. By comparing the current stage (water-surface level above a datum) and predicted flood crest to the recorded peak stages of previous floods, emergency response personnel and residents can make informed decisions concerning the threat to life and property.
First posted January 31, 2014
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Gotvald, A.J., McCallum, B.E., and Painter, J.A., 2014, Flood-tracking chart for the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins in south-central Georgia and northern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/gip155.
ISSN 2332-3531 (print)
ISSN 2332-354X (online)