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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Dams saved $1.72 billion in Flood Damage

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN –  The 10 dams operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin performed as designed during the wettest February on record, saving an estimated $1.72 billion in would-be flood damage to the region.

The ability to hold back water where possible reduced impacts in Nashville by as much as 16 feet, preventing $1.5 billion of damage that would have resulted from higher water. The water level on the Cumberland River in Music City reached 40.93 feet with projects operating, but would have reached an estimated 57.2 feet if the storage projects upstream were not in existence.

Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River in Celina, Tennessee, discharges water March 4th, 2019. (Don Busbice, USACE)

Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River in Celina, Tennessee, discharges water March 4th, 2019. (Don Busbice, USACE)

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Cumberland River at Clarksville to Crest Tonight

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports water levels on the Cumberland River from the Nashville area to Ashland City have crested and are beginning to subside, and most locations should fall below Flood Stage by this evening.

Near Clarksville and Dover, river levels will continue to rise slightly, before cresting later this evening. At Clarksville, the Cumberland River is projected to crest at 51.5 feet around midnight tonight. The Cumberland River will crest just after midnight in Dover at 66.8 feet. The stage for minor flooding is 67.0 feet.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

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City of Clarksville braces for Flooding

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Several Clarksville roads and park areas remained closed Saturday because of rising water, and the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, Clarksville Street Department and Clarksville Police continued to monitor parks, roads and travel conditions as more rain was forecast.

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Saturday for the Cumberland River at Clarksville and the Red River at Port Royal, saying potentially life-threatening flooding will be possible.

Several Clarksville area parks remain closed as officials monitor roads.

Several Clarksville area parks remain closed as officials monitor roads.

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Flood Warning continues for the Red River at Port Royal

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Warning for the Red River at Port Royal until Sunday, February 24th until 10:17pm.

River levels along the Red River continue to rise and are expected to exceed Flood Stage Sunday afternoon. The Red River at Port Royal affects Montgomery County and Robertson County.

At 2:00pm Saturday, February 23rd, the stage of the Red River at Port Royal was 20.9 feet and rising. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 30.0 feet.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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Flood Warning extended for the Cumberland River at Clarksville

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Warning for the Cumberland River at Clarksville until Thursday, February 28th at 3:00am.

At least an additional one half to one inch of rainfall is expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee with locally higher amounts possible on already saturated ground conditions through the evening hours tonight.

Water levels will continue to rise through tonight around the Nashville area and Minor to Moderate flooding is expected to occur from the Edenwold area through downtown Nashville, and to the Bordeaux area. Flooding could persist through Monday, and linger through most of next week.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

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National Weather Service issues Flash Flood Warning for Southern Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southern Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 9:30pm, Saturday, February 23rd.

At 6:34pm CT, emergency management reported ongoing water rescues in northern Dickson County. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen with more on the way. Flash flooding is expected to continue.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Dickson, Ashland City, Waverly, Erin, Coopertown, White Bluff, New Johnsonville, McEwen, Tennessee Ridge, Hurricane Mills, Pleasant View, Charlotte, Vanleer, Slayden, Cheatham Dam and Cunningham.

One half to one inch of rainfall expected across Clarksville-Montgomery county tonight.

One half to one inch of rainfall expected across Clarksville-Montgomery county tonight.

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Flood Advisory in effect for Cumberland River at Clarksville

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Cumberland River at Clarksville in Montgomery County.

Water levels on the Cumberland River below Old Hickory Dam will continue to slowly rise through today. Locations around Nashville from Old Hickory Dam through Bordeaux could likely reach or exceed Flood Stage late today or early Sunday.

Those with interests along the river should monitor future forecasts and anticipate a Flood Warning being issued later today.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Watch

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and a portion of Middle Tennessee. There is the potential for life-threatening flash flooding through tonight.

Heavy rain will continue again today well into tonight with an additional 2 to 4 plus inches likely before ending very late. Many rivers and streams are near or in flood as well as many roads already flooded. This additional rainfall will make flooding conditions even worse. The threat of flash flooding is very high.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County through midnight.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County through midnight.

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More Rain expected this afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports rain, possibly heavy at times, will lift northward towards Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee starting late this afternoon.

With area creeks and rivers already swollen and saturated soils, flash flooding will be possible overnight especially south of I-40.

Several more rounds of heavy rain are expected from Friday through Saturday night. Additional rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be possible across Middle Tennessee. These totals, combined with the recent rainfall and already saturated ground, could lead to significant flooding across the area.

2-4 inches of rain possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County this weekend.

2-4 inches of rain possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County this weekend.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch staring tonight through Saturday night

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee that is in effect from Thursday night, February 21st, 2019 through Saturday evening, February 23rd.

Another storm system will bring waves of heavy rain across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee starting tonight and continuing through Saturday night.

An additional 2-4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts are expected through Saturday night. Due to the recent excessive rain, soils are saturated and area rivers and creeks are full.

2-4 inches of rain are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County through Saturday night.

2-4 inches of rain are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County through Saturday night.

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