Flint River Flood Update: Monday, December 28




From the City of Bainbridge:
Due to the rise in water level of the Flint River, the Bainbridge area will experience moderate flooding this week. Beginning Monday afternoon, the Earle May Boat Basin will begin to see areas of flooding, and City of Bainbridge Campground will be closed as of this evening.

Water is not expected to cause damage or get high enough to enter homes, however, residents of Rivervale Road should expect to have flooding over the low point in the road and will need to take the necessary steps to prepare for this temporary travel barrier.

According to a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service, the Flint River will rise above flood stage this afternoon and continue to rise to near 29.4 feet by Thursday evening. Flood stage is 25.0 feet. At 9:45 A.M. on Monday morning, the stage was 24.6 feet. All persons living along the Flint River should monitor the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect property. Do not drive though flooded areas.


Flint River at Bainbridge 122815

..The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Georgia…

  • Flint River at Albany affecting Dougherty County
  • Flint River at Newton (SR 37) affecting Baker and Mitchell Counties
  • Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27) affecting Decatur County

The Flood Warning continues for
the Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27).
* From Monday morning until further notice.
* At 9:45 PM Sunday the stage was 23.7 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast: Rise above flood stage by late Monday morning and
continue to rise to near 30.1 feet by Friday evening. Additional
rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact: At 29.7 feet: Flood waters will reach the elevation of the
docks at the asphalt company and Flint River Grain Mill in the West
Bainbridge area.

 

Weather Forecast

Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 78. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 64.
Thursday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Flint River at Bainbridge

Historic Crests
(1) 40.90 ft on 01/24/1925
(2) 37.70 ft on 03/31/1929
(3) 37.20 ft on 07/14/1994
(4) 34.70 ft on 04/16/1964
(5) 34.65 ft on 03/13/1998

Recent Crests
(1) 25.27 ft on 04/23/2014
(2) 26.26 ft on 03/01/2013
(3) 30.91 ft on 04/07/2009
(4) 29.35 ft on 04/01/2005
(5) 34.65 ft on 03/13/1998




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