Flood Warnings, Advisories For Some Mid-State Counties
Flooding in Dickson County, Jan. 13, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some counties remain under a flood warning or advisory Monday following Sunday's heavy, constant rain.
Water levels could continue to rise in some areas, but only minor flooding is forecasted.
A flood watch has been issued for Franklin County through Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service said an additional 1-2 inches of rain could fall, with isolated higher amounts.
Starting Sunday morning, the Army Corps of Engineers have been releasing water from the Old Hickory Dam and the Percy Priest Dam as water levels went up overnight.
The Cumberland River at Omohundro Water Plant crested at 34.7 feet at 7 a.m. Monday, and is unlikely to hit flood stage.
In Cheatham County, the Harpeth River near Kingston Springs was above flood stage at 23.0 feet at 2 a.m. Monday. The National Weather Service said the river could rise to 23.8 feet by Monday afternoon, then fall below flood stage by midnight.
In Hickman County, the Duck River at Centerville was at 20.9 feet and rising at 2 a.m. Monday. It is forecast to rise above flood stage (22.0 feet) by Monday morning, and continue to rise to 22.5 feet by Monday night. The National Weather Service said it would fall below flood stage by Tuesday morning.
At 6 a.m., The Red River at Port Royal in Montgomery/Robertson County was at 32.0 feet and rising. Flood stage is 30.0 feet. The river is expected to crest near 33.0 feet, then fall below flood stage after midnight.
A flood warning is effect for the Buffalo River in Lobelville (Perry County). The river was at 15.3 feet and rising at 6 a.m.; flood stage is 14.0 feet. It will continue to rise to near 15.5 feet by Monday afternoon, and will back below flood stage by Tuesday morning.
People are advised to personal belongings to higher ground and not to try to drive through the high levels of water.