Media Advisory: USGS Crews out Measuring Record Breaking Inland Flooding
Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS crew as they measure flooding associated with the storm? Please contact Brian McCallum or Hannah Hamilton.
Heavy rains and hazardous weather conditions are occurring in western South Carolina, with record flooding occurring and more expected over parts of the region over the next several days.
U.S. Geological Survey field crews are in the field measuring record breaking flooding on rivers and streams across South Carolina today through Friday. Preliminary data shows 15 period-of-record measurements have been taken on rivers and streams in South Carolina. Crews will focus on portions of the Congaree, Black, Pee Dee, Savannah and Little Pee Dee rivers. When flooding occurs, USGS crews make numerous streamflow measurements to verify the data USGS provides to federal, state and local agencies, as well as to the public.
Who:USGS field crews
What:Reporters are invited to join USGS field crews taking water level and water quantity measurements to help document flood conditions and improve National Weather Service flood forecasts
When:Monday, October 5, 2015 through Friday, October 9, 2015
Where:Across South Carolina
Access current flood and high flow conditions across the country by visiting the USGS WaterWatch and FloodWatch websites. Receive instant, customized updates about water conditions in your area via text message or email by signing up for USGS WaterAlert.
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