Flood Advisory continues through Sunday; covers huge swath of Tennessee

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The Flood Advisory issued by the National Weather Service has been extended through March 4.

Rainfall amounts ranging from 1 inch along the Kentucky state
line, up to 4 inches with localized amounts up to 6 inches, along the Alabama state line are expected.

Some flash flooding is possible, especially locations south of the I-40 corridor. In addition, additional rises on area rivers, creeks, and streams are expected throughout Middle Tennessee, with some rivers likely reaching Flood Stage.

The flood advisory continues for the following:

  • Cumberland River
  • Stones River
  • Cumberland River at Omohundro Water Plant affecting Davidson County
  • Cumberland River at Nashville affecting Davidson County
  • Cumberland River at Clarksvilleaffecting Montgomery County
  • Stones River near Donelson affecting Davidson County

Water continues to flow through the Cumberland River and its adjacent tributaries, with levels expected to remain high through the rest of the week. At Clarksville and areas downstream, water levels are expected to remain high through the weekend as water backs up behind Kentuck Dam and Barkley Dam. These dams are curtailing releases to help alleviate flooding on the Ohio River.

This includes the Cumberland River at Clarksville until Sunday evening.

  • At 10AM Wednesday the stage was 39.7 feet. Flood stage is 46.0 feet. The river will rise to near 45.3 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 Dr near TN-48, North
    Riverside Dr. near Providence Blvd. East, Quarry Rd., Kraft St. near College St., and Zinc Plant Rd. Water approaches properties near Salem Rd. and Seven Mile Ferry Rd.
  • At 45.0 feet,Wwater approaches commercial and industrial properties on South Riverside Dr. near TN-48, North Riverside Dr. near Providence Blvd. East, Quarry Rd., Kraft St. near College St., and Zinc Plant Rd. 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 Rd. 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 Dr. begin to be inundated. Water also backs up adjacent tributaries, including Bartons Creek, Red River, West Fork Red River, and Yellow Creek.

In addition to the current Flood Advisory for the Cumberland River, The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from 12 p.m. CST Wednesday through 12 p.m. Thursday for Middle Tennessee including the following areas:

    • BEDFORD,
    • CANNON,
    • CHEATHAM,
    • CLAY,
    • COFFEE,
    • CUMBERLAND,
    • DAVIDSON,
    • DE KALB,
    • DICKSON,
    • FENTRESS,
    • GILES,
    • GRUNDY,
    • HICKMAN,
    • HOUSTON,
    • HUMPHREYS,
    • JACKSON,
    • LAWRENCE,
    • LEWIS,
    • MACON,
    • MARSHALL,
    • MAURY,
    • MONTGOMERY,
    • OVERTON,
    • PERRY,
    • PICKETT,
    • PUTNAM,
    • ROBERTSON,
    • RUTHERFORD,
    • SMITH,
    • STEWART,
    • SUMNER,
    • TROUSDALE,
    • VAN BUREN,
    • WARREN,
    • WAYNE,
    • WHITE,
    • WILLIAMSON,
    • WILSON.

The Flood Advisory continues for the Cumberland River at Clarksville affecting Montgomery County. Water levels have risen enough to put the River at Clarksville at Action Stage. Levels will remain elevated for several days.The river stands at 40 feet, which is action stage. Flood Stage is 46 feet.

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

Beginning Wednesday afternoon, 2-4 inches of rain and runoff is expected from this weather event. It will likely cause rises of smaller creeks and streams when thunderstorms could produce flash flooding. Minor flooding may also be possible on larger rivers into the weekend, especially on the lower reaches of the Cumberland, Duck and Tennessee River basins.  .

A flood watch means there is the potential for flooding based on current forecasts, Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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