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Flood-tracking chart for the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins in south-central Georgia and northern Florida

General Information Product 155

Prepared in cooperation with the City of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Suwannee River Water Management District, and National Weather Service
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DOI: 10.3133/gip155

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Abstract

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.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood-tracking chart for the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins in south-central Georgia and northern Florida
Series title:
General Information Product
Series number:
155
DOI:
10.3133/gip155
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Georgia Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
2
Country:
United States
State:
Florida;Georgia
Other Geospatial:
Little River Basin;Okapilco Creek;Withlacoochee River Basin
Datum:
North American Vertical Datum of 1988