Many parts of our state have been devastated by the flooding that occurred over the past two weeks here. While the rain has stopped, water levels are still very high. The National Weather Service provides the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, which give water level predictions of the rivers across our state. Below is flood stage data from the Edisto River this week. This graph indicates that the flood stage (or water level) is still moderate.
Looking at this graph, can you determine what the predicted water level will be on Saturday, October 17th at 2pm?
NASA/JAXA's GPM satellite measured record rainfalls that fell over the Carolinas from September 26 to October 5 from a plume of moisture from Hurricane Joaquin. The IMERG showed highest rainfall totals near 1,000 mm (39.3 inches) in a small area of South Carolina and rainfall between 700 and 900 mm (27.5 and 37.4 inches) over a large area of South Carolina. Credit: SSAI/NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce