HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Hurricane Floyd brings record flooding to southeast Virginia

Torrential rains from Hurricane Floyd have resulted in widespread flooding in southeast Virginia. Flooding along the Blackwater River in Southampton County is extensive, and river stage is still rising at the streamgage operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) near the town of Franklin. The current river level exceeds the peak of record at the gage, which has been in operation for 55 years. Local residents note that the current flooding exceeds that of the large 1940 flood. Current discharge (streamflow) of the Blackwater River is estimated to be in excess of a 100-year flood (a discharge that has a 1 percent chance of occurring any year).

The Nottoway and Meherrin Rivers in southeast Virginia are also well above flood stage and still rising. The current discharge of the Meherrin River at the USGS streamgage near Lawrenceville is greater than a 10-year flood (has a 10 percent chance of occurring), and the current discharge of the Nottoway River at the streamgage near Sebrell is greater than a 25-year flood (has a 4 percent chance of occurring). Localized flooding from numerous small ungaged streams in the Hampton Roads area has also occurred.

USGS crews are out measuring streams throughout Virginia. Real-time streamflow data are available at http://va.water.usgs.gov/ at "Current Streamflow Conditions."

USGS personnel are also taking water-quality measurements. The immediate water-quality concern is the material washed into streams by surface runoff from the heavy rains. Of particular concern is the sediment and nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) that will be carried into Chesapeake Bay.


'"/>

Contact: Ward Staubitz
staubitz@usgs.gov
804-261-2605
United States Geological Survey
17-Sep-1999


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Hurricanes impact carbon sequestration by forests
2. Hurricane floods pose risk to environment, health, new research on 1999 storm reveals
3. Effect of Hurricane Floyd on current water resources in Maine
4. As Hurricane Floyd moves up the Atlantic Coast . . . .
5. USGS responds to Hurricane Floyd in Virginia
6. Hurricane Hugo serves as living laboratory for Clemson University forest scientists
7. USGS prepares for Hurricane Floyd in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
8. Hurricane Floyd signal of a new weather era?
9. USGS scientists tracking Hurricane Brets effects
10. Hurricane Georges Puts On A Light Show
11. Study Suggests Weekly Hurricane And Rainfall Patterns Are Linked To East Coast Pollution

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/1/2020)... WESTMINSTER, Colo. (PRWEB) , ... April 30, 2020 ... ... data insights, today announced an alliance with Corritori Consulting Inc., a biopharmaceutical and ... in the pharmaceutical and companion diagnostics industries. Flagship and Corritori are taking a ...
(Date:4/30/2020)... ... April 28, 2020 , ... Ever a responsive and supportive ... timely and critical information to life science organizations as they navigate the ever-changing ... , “Providing the most up-to-date actionable guidance and information has been a keystone ...
(Date:4/26/2020)... ... ... A team of researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ... causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This antibody is intended to block the virus from entering ... efforts are being led by Mone Zaidi, MD, PhD, MACP, Director of the Mount ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/1/2020)... Ky. (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2020 , ... ... launch of its latest product, ArmourGuard® RTU, an EPA-approved spray-on antimicrobial solution. As ... only biosecurity solution that provides continual antimicrobial activity against microorganisms for up to ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... March 31, 2020 , ... ... (MBS) has developed a method using its revolutionary NEXTGENPCR endpoint thermocycler and ... with smaller reaction volumes, increased samples per run, and standard, affordable laboratory ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... March 31, 2020 , ... Bedoukian Research, ... of a Joint Development Agreement that builds on each company’s expertise in developing ... leader in the supply of high-quality insect pheromones as well as flavors and ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... ... iFirst Medical Technologies, Inc., a leader in handheld diagnostic devices, announced today that ... grave danger to public health here in the U.S. and around the globe," said ... and on-the-spot results promise to slow the spread and save human lives." , iFirst ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: