Withlacoochee River anticipated flood levels

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Withlacoochee River anticipated flood levels

September 11, 2017 - 08:10

Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management warns of flooding along the Withlachoochee River.

Withlacoochee River at Trilby:
Current observed value is 10.45 feet at 7:30pm. Forecast to rise above the 14 foot flood stage on Monday afternoon, September 11th, 2017 and crest at 15.8 feet Friday morning, September 15th, 2017.

Impacts at Trilby:
15.6 feet: Water is 2 to 3 feet over the bridge at Clay Sink Road and State Road 575.
15.3 feet: Riverdale trailers are flooded.
14.2 feet: River Road east of the river is flooded. One campsite at the park is flooded. Peterson Park is flooded and closed. One home on Cercelia Road is isolated. The Florida Campland is flooded. Wood River Court homes are isolated. And the Withlacoochee River canoe rental is flooded.
12 feet: Flooding begins at Lacoochee, Talisman Estates, Riverdale, and River Height Estates.

Withlacoochee River at Croom:
Current observed value is 7.43 feet at 7:30pm. Forecast to rise above the 9 foot flood stage on Tuesday afternoon, September 12, 2017, and crest at 9.9 feet on Thursday afternoon, September 14th, 2017.

Impacts at Croom:
12 feet: Flooding begins to impact Nobleton.
9 feet: Farms and pastureland flood.

Residents living along the river, have supplies ready and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor and inform our community about Hurricane Irma. We will continue to keep you updated before, during and after the storm. Visit the following web and social media sites for more information.