Cumberland River trending downward after peaking at 31.4 feet

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 12:11:11-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Officials kept a close eye on water levels at the Cumberland River after this week's heavy rain.

The Cumberland peaked at 31.4 feet on Friday -- that's still well-below the flood stage, which is 40 feet for this area. The river was at similar levels just a few days after Sunday's heavy rain.

For some perspective, the river crested at 52.5 feet during the 2010 floods. It crested at just under 42 feet during flooding last February.

The bigger concern in these rain scenarios are the streams and creeks.