PDA

View Full Version : Spring Conditions Update



UCFKnightDiver
04-03-2009, 16:52
As of today Madison Blue, Little River, Telford, and Cow have all gone under due to the recent rain in Georgia and North Florida, Peacock is expected to go under in the next few days. Supposedly Little River is siphoning badly at this point in time.

Im guessing Morrison Springs is probably under has anyone heard anything?

Will probably be a good time soon for some photo ops in the Devils Ear basin at Ginnie Springs, if anyone is planning to head down that way.

UCFKnightDiver
04-03-2009, 17:41
Looks like Jackson Blue is blown out too, probably somewhat temporarily.

in_cavediver
04-03-2009, 19:52
#&*%^(&*%#(*^$ and as many other expletives as possible..............

Thanks for the update - perhaps with some good postive thought, things will clear in a month or so when I plan to head down.........

UCFKnightDiver
04-04-2009, 01:31
Alright morrison is defintely under by far!!!!! theres a thread on scubaboard with some pics. Peacock is from what I hear around 2ft from being flooded it will go soon, looks like no sunday dive there for me. Troy is defintely out of the picture. The rivers are projected to crest at record highs with all this rain, so the springs are in pretty bad shape, but alot of that rain should hopefully be helping to charge the aquifer a bit so... at least thats good.

TommyB
04-05-2009, 10:04
Peacock is starting to Flood.

{from a dive report from buddy that was there on sat}
After we exited we walked over to P3 and saw the river was flowing so strong it had created a waterfall into P3. The water was swirlling and over the hour or so we hung out there, the water level rose about half an inch. From what we saw, I don't think the system will be diveable much longer.

See attached image

Last time it flooded, it took approx 2 moths to clear up. Ended up diving Eagles Nest, Ginny, and Manatee all the time ..

UCFKnightDiver
04-05-2009, 13:35
:( :smiley19:

TommyB
04-05-2009, 21:54
Peacock is closed as of today (4/5/09) because of the flooding according to reports on the CDF.

FishFood
04-05-2009, 22:06
The good news - After tonight the rain is gone for a while. 16 inches here in the last 8 days. :smiley29:

TommyB
04-08-2009, 09:43
#&*%^(&*%#(*^$ and as many other expletives as possible..............

Thanks for the update - perhaps with some good postive thought, things will clear in a month or so when I plan to head down.........

Call about a week before you head this way. If it floods as bad as they say, it's going to take many months for the systems to clear up. If I recall it took almost a year for Little River to clear up

As of right now, the only NFL systems open are Ginnie and Manatee.
Eagles Nest is Open but we don't consider that NFL :)

From the APHS site
Warnings and Advisories - NOAA's National Weather Service (http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=FL&prodtype=warnings)

...THIS COMPARES WITH THE 1973 AND ALL TIME 1948 RECORD FLOODS...

...THIS IS A HISTORIC FLOOD. ALL INTERESTS ON THESE RIVERS SHOULD BEGIN
TAKING ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. AT THESE LEVELS...THESE RIVERS
MAY UNEXPECTEDLY TAKE ROUTES OVERLAND CUTTING OFF ROADS AND COULD GENERATE LIFE
THREATENING FLOODING WITH LITTLE NOTICE.




000
WGUS82 KTAE 081326
FLSTAE
FLOOD STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
926 AM EDT WED APR 08 2009

...DANGEROUS FLOOD FORECAST ON THE SUWANNEE...WITHLACOOCHEE AND ALAPAHA RIVERS
INCLUDING THE SANTA FE RIVER...

...THIS COMPARES WITH THE 1973 AND ALL TIME 1948 RECORD FLOODS...

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN FLORIDA...

ALAPAHA RIVER FROM NEAR JENNINGS TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER AFFECTING HAMILTON COUNTY
WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER AT PINETTA AFFECTING...MADISON AND HAMILTON COUNTIES
SUWANNEE RIVER AT ELLAVILLE AFFECTING HAMILTON...MADISON AND SUWANNEE COUNTIES
SUWANNEE RIVER NEAR DOWLING PARK AFFECTING LAFAYETTE...MADISON AND SUWANNEE
COUNTIES
SUWANNEE RIVER AT BRANFORD AFFECTING LAFAYETTE AND SUWANNEE COUNTIES
SANTA FE RIVER NEAR HOLLINGSWORTH BLUFF...THREE RIVERS ESTATES AND FORT WHITE.
SUWANNEE RIVER REACHES INCLUDING ROCK BLUFF...LURAVILLE AND OLD TOWN
SUWANNEE RIVER NEAR WILCOX AFFECTING DIXIE AND LEVY COUNTIES
SUWANNEE RIVER NEAR MANATEE SPRINGS AFFECTING DIXIE AND LEVY COUNTIES
SUWANNEE RIVER AT FOWLERS BLUFF AFFECTING DIXIE AND LEVY COUNTIES

...SEE LATEST FLOOD WARNINGS FROM THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN JACKSONVILLE FOR
ALAPHA RIVER AND SANTA FE RIVER REACHES...AND THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN
RUSKIN FOR LEVY COUNTY CREEKS AND STREAMS AFFECTED BY THE LOWER SUWANNEE.

...MASSIVE FLOOD MOVING DOWN RIVER FROM GEORGIA ON THE ALAPAHA AND WITHLACOOCHEE
RIVERS INTO THE SUWANNEE RIVER NEAR ELLAVILLE. RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL IN GEORGIA
HAS ALREADY GENERATED RECORD FLOODS AT PINETTA FLORIDA ON THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER
AND AT STATENVILLE GEORGIA ON THE ALAPAHA RIVER.

...THIS IS A HISTORIC FLOOD. ALL INTERESTS ON THESE RIVERS SHOULD BEGIN
TAKING ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. AT THESE LEVELS...THESE RIVERS
MAY UNEXPECTEDLY TAKE ROUTES OVERLAND CUTTING OFF ROADS AND COULD GENERATE LIFE
THREATENING FLOODING WITH LITTLE NOTICE.

...MAJOR INTERSTATE ROUTES SUCH AS I-10...US 90 AND MANY COUNTY AND STATE
ROADS COULD BE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE CLOSURE IN THE COMING WEEK DUE TO
RISING WATERS.

...MOTORISTS PLANNING TRAVEL THROUGH THE SUWANNEE VALLEY ARE ENCOURAGED TO DIAL 511
OR VISIT WWW.FL511.COM (http://WWW.FL511.COM) FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION REGARDING ROAD CLOSURES AND DETOURS.


SAFETY MESSAGE...ALL PERSONS WITH INTEREST ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS...AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY. DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD
WATERS...REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN.


FLC067-121-091326-
/O.CON.KTAE.FL.W.0034.090409T1108Z-000000T0000Z/
/BFDF1.3.ER.090409T1108Z.090416T1800Z.000000T0000Z. NR/
926 AM EDT WED APR 08 2009

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SUWANNEE RIVER AT BRANFORD.
* FROM THURSDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS
CANCELLED.
* AT 9:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 22.7 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 29.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO
NEAR 37.0 FEET BY NEXT THURSDAY APRIL 16TH.

&&
FLD OBSERVED 7AM EST / 8AM EDT FORECAST
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME THU FRI SAT SUN

MIDDLE SUWANNEE RIVER
BRANFORD 29 22.7 WED 09 AM 29.1 31.4 33.1 34.3

UCFKnightDiver
04-08-2009, 11:13
I heard they acctually closed manatee, and that the road at Ginnie might go under this weekend :(

TommyB
04-10-2009, 22:00
Peacock Springs Today
Orange Grove Sink
and the Flood Record Pole

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
04-10-2009, 23:23
I heard they acctually closed manatee, and that the road at Ginnie might go under this weekend :(

Everything seemed fine at the ballroom today. Going to go to devil's eye tomorow

UCFKnightDiver
04-11-2009, 19:31
I heard they acctually closed manatee, and that the road at Ginnie might go under this weekend :(

Everything seemed fine at the ballroom today. Going to go to devil's eye tomorow

yeah it was fine at the devil's runs today, but there is some tannic intrustion, I expect it will be fine tomorrow also, but you will probably only get to dive the eye, sorry we missed each other.