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Friday, June 1, 2018

Flood Advisory for Macon County Canceled
Water Levels Recede



Map of estimated rainfall totals for the past two weeks


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The Flood Advisory for the Little Tennessee River north of Franklin has been canceled as water levels have crested and are receding and will drop below action stage in the next few hours. A copy of the cancellation and a look at data from a couple of water level gauges that measure the water level of the river.


Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1242 AM EDT FRI JUN 1 2018


...THE FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MACON AND SOUTH CENTRAL SWAIN COUNTIES...

Stream gauges along the Little Tennessee River have fallen below Action Stage levels. Flood waters have receded, and are no longer expected to pose a threat to life or property. Please continue to heed any road closures.


Here is a look at the gauges at Riverside (Otto) and near the Iotla Bridge have indicated over the past few days.


Riverside
57.1 square mile drainage area and 2,017 feet above sea level.



The rains on May 31st did not stop the receding water levels from the crest of 12.84 feet at 6:45 pm on May 30th.

MaconQuad took some aerial images near this gauge on May 30th and they were published on Facebook. [LINK]

Iotla Bridge
323 square mile drainage area and 1,952 feet above sea level.



This gauge crested at 9.03 feet at 1:30 am on May 31st.


Thunderstorms are in the forecast for later this afternoon and it is possible they may put down enough water to briefly cause a rise in water levels. The new crests are not expected to exceed the ones that occurred on May 30th at Riverside and May 31st at the gauge near the Iotla Bridge.

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Author: Bobby Coggins
Published at 2:00 am on June 1, 2018
Data Sources: The Greenville-Spartanburg WFO of the National Weather Service, USGS, and Weather Underground.
















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