The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the SPRING CREEK in Decatur County.
The FLOOD WARNING for SPRING CREEK continues through Thursday, December 6th.
Current River Reading as of 10:00 a.m.: 14.95 feet
The NWS forecast issued at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2018:
The Flood Warning continues for Spring Creek at Iron City.
* Until further notice.
* At 10:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 14.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Forecast: The creek will continue rising to near 16.6 feet by early Thursday then begin falling.
Historical crests for Spring Creek:
24.40 feet on 3/10/1998
20.75 feet on 3/30/2009
20.56 feet on 4/4/2009
19.95 feet on 7/8/1994
Comparable crests for Spring Creek:
16.82 feet on 7/26/2013
16.80 feet on 8/20/2013
16.42 feet on 2/6/2016
16.20 feet on 2/26/16
Residents in low lying and flood prone areas should closely monitor weather conditions.
Mandatory evacuations are not being made at this time. Residents should make preparations to protect life and property.
No local shelters have been opened at this time.
Citizens with questions regarding flood preparedness should contact Decatur County Emergency Management at 229-248-3869.