Flood Categories

Just an FYI kind of post here about some of the terms we’ll be throwing out over the next couple of days.

Minor Flooding – minimal or no property damage, but possibly some public threat.

Moderate Flooding – some inundation of structures and roads near stream. Some evacuations of people and/or transfer of property to higher elevations.

Major Flooding – extensive inundation of structures and roads. Significant evacuations of people and/or transfer of property to higher elevations.

Record Flooding – flooding which equals or exceeds the highest stage or discharge observed at a given site during the period of record keeping. The highest stage on record is not necessarily above the other three flood categories – it may be within any of them or even less than the lowest.

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