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

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 4:08 am In News | No Comments

National Weather Service (NWS)

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.

Additional heavy rainfall will quickly cause flash flooding.

The Flood Advisory continues for the Cumberland River at Clarksville until further notice.

At 9:00pm Wednesday, February 20th the stage was 44.2 feet. Flood stage is 46.0 feet.

The river will rise to near 44.7 feet Thursday afternoon. The river will continue to fall to near 44.0 feet by Friday morning.

At 46.0 feet, flood waters begin to impact areas along the river, including agricultural and commercial properties, Riverfront Park, and adjacent tributaries including Bartons Creek, Red River, West Fork Red River, and Yellow Creek. Affected locations include South Riverside Drive near Highway 48, North Riverside Drive near Providence Boulevard East, Quarry Road, Kraft Street near College Street, and Zinc Plant Road. Water approaches properties near Salem Road and Seven Mile Ferry Road.

At 45.0 feet, water approaches commercial and industrial properties on South Riverside Drive near TN-48, North Riverside Drive near Providence Boulevard East, Quarry Road, Kraft Street near College Street, and Zinc Plant Road. Water also continues to inundate agricultural areas and parks along the river, and adjacent tributaries including Bartons Creek, Red River, West Fork Red River, and Yellow Creek.

At 43.0 feet, water continues to inundate low lying areas along the river, including agricultural areas, access points, portions of Riverfront Park on North Riverside Drive, and low lying areas of industrial property on Zinc Plant Road. Water also backs up adjacent tributaries, including Bartons Creek, Red River, West Fork Red River, and Yellow Creek.

At 40.0 feet, low lying areas along the river, including agricultural areas, access points, and portions of Riverfront Park on North Riverside Drive begin to be inundated. Water also backs up adjacent tributaries, including Bartons Creek, Red River, West Fork Red River, and Yellow Creek.

The NWS has issued a flood advisory for Red River at Port Royal State Park that affects Montgomery County and Robertson County.

Heavy rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday has contributed to additional rises on Middle Tennessee rivers and streams. The Red River at Port Royal will rise above action stage, but is not expected to reach flood stage.

At 4:00pm Wednesday the Red River flood stage was 23.6 feet at Port Royal. Flood stage is 30.0 feet. The river will rise to near 27.0 feet Thursday morning.

At 17.0 feet, the public access parking lot at Port Royal State Park is completely inundated.

At 11.0 feet, water begins to inundate the public access parking lot and picnic area at Port Royal State Park.

An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts is expected in the watch area.

Street flooding will be a hazard for travelers. Low-lying and poor drainage areas will be at risk for flash flooding, as well as creeks and streams.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

A Flood Watch in is affect for the following counties

Stewart County, Montgomery County, Robertson County, Sumner County, Macon County, Clay County, Pickett County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Dickson County, Cheatham County, Davidson County, Wilson County, Trousdale County, Smith County, Jackson County, Putnam County, Overton County, Fentress County, Perry County, Hickman County, Lewis County, Williamson County, Maury County, Marshall County, Rutherford County, Cannon County, De Kalb County, White County, Cumberland County, Bedford County, Coffee County, Warren County, Grundy County, Van Buren County, Wayne County, Lawrence County, and Giles County.


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