Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1100 PM EST THU FEB 4 2016
To: Emergency management officials, news media, and other users.
Effective Tuesday, March 8, 2016 the National Weather Service in
Tallahassee will modify the flood stage levels for the Muckalee
Creek near Leesburg, GA (MCKG1) to better reflect impacts from
flooding along this portion of the creek.
These new flood levels are:
Action Stage 11 feet (unchanged)
Minor Flood Stage 13 feet (down 2 feet)
Moderate Flood Stage 15 feet (down 2.8 feet)
Major Flood Stage 17 feet (down 4 feet)
This location is a flood only forecast point, which means forecasts
and warnings are issued when the river is expected to rise near or
above flood stage.
These updated flood stages were a direct result of analysis of
several recent flood events by the National Weather Service in
Tallahassee and the Lee County Emergency Management Agency.
A set of statements have been developed that communicate impacts
along the Muckalee Creek at specific stage readings. These are:
At 13 feet Substantial lowland flooding will occur along the
creek. Water will flood one residence on North Hampton Road.
At 14 feet Water will cross North Hampton Road in the 700 block.
Additional inundation occurs along the creek further downstream.
At 15 feet Several homes in subdivisions along the creek in the
vicinity of Forrester Parkway and further south to the Dougherty
County line will begin to flood.
At 17 feet Water will approach the bottom of the highway 195
bridge. Significant flooding occurs along the creek from east of
Leesburg to the Dougherty County line affecting numerous
At 21 feet Water will reach the road surface of highway 195.
At 29 feet This is the record flood level from Tropical Storm
Alberto in 1994. Catastrophic flooding will occur throughout the
The data for this forecast point is provided through our partner,
the US Geological Survey. Without this critical data, forecasts and
warnings would not be possible at this location. You can learn more
about this and other stream gages in Georgia by visiting:
To get the latest information on this and other river forecast
points in the Tallahassee area of responsibility, please visit our
For further information regarding this change or to provide
comment before the new flood stages are effective, please contact:
Kelly G Godsey Jane A Hollingsworth
Hydrology Program Leader Meteorologist in Charge
NWS Tallahassee Florida NWS Tallahassee Florida
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Florida State University Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306 Tallahassee, Florida 32306