Flooding causing road hazards

Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:17 PM
Last updated Monday, June 11, 2012 1:33 AM
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Hours of heavy rain caused flooding and other traffic hazards on Augusta’s roads Sunday evening.

A car drives through a flooding Broad Street between 4th and 3rd Streets.  Summer Moore
Summer Moore
A car drives through a flooding Broad Street between 4th and 3rd Streets.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Richmond County from 7:44 until 10:45 p.m., according to meteorologist Bruce Cherry.

Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies eventually ran out of barricades and had to use their cars to keep residents out of hazardous areas.

Augusta registered four to six inches Sunday, and the rain was expected to continue throughout the night and into today, with chances for precipitation jumping up to
70 percent for Monday afternoon, Cherry said.

Some of the bigger issues Sunday included a tree down on Laurel Lane off Washington Road and heavy flooding on Peach Orchard Road and throughout downtown.

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Retired Army
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Retired Army 06/11/12 - 07:34 am
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Drought?

Drought?

CabisKhan
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CabisKhan 06/11/12 - 08:54 am
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One photo? All that flooding

One photo? All that flooding and, one photo? I know of one good intrepid photographer if y'all need one.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/11/12 - 09:27 am
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The Thurmond dam should be

The Thurmond dam should be closed at this point. All of the runoff from feeder creeks below the dam will keep the river at full force all the way to Savannah. When the river starts dropping, re-start the flow from the dam.

What is so hard about that? Government run dam is what.

Jorja-Lina
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Jorja-Lina 06/11/12 - 09:39 am
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Insurance

Got flood insurance?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/11/12 - 10:21 am
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Correct

Itsanotherday is absolutely correct. The gates at Thurmond Dam should be completely closed yesterday, today, tomorrow and Wednesday. It will allow the lake level to rise, and the runoff from creeks downstream will provide plenty of water for the river. I went out the the Rapids Pavillion this morning and there was an abundance of water in the channel — way more than last week.

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omnomnom 06/11/12 - 10:35 am
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can fred say RAIN TAX?

come on! lets take the worst things about Columbia County and into the frenetic mess that is A-R-C Inc.

Hire Ron Cross while you're at it!

Fishboy
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Fishboy 06/11/12 - 12:51 pm
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Little Lamb and

Little Lamb and itsanotherday, the Kiokee Creek gauge is only reading 3 cfs, and Stevens Creek is reading 14 cfs. That stretch of the river is required to have 3,600 cfs. So no, there is not enough runoff. Just because it rains a lot doesn't mean it's enough. Especially this time of year, a lot of the rain gets sucked up by terrestrial vegetation...

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resident 06/11/12 - 01:11 pm
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Gates

Well That may be true on flows to a point but for some reason according to the guages at the site they have only had less than 2" of rain total for the month. We know this is not true so my guess is the flows are probably much higher and I think they should cut back flow to match. They seem to think letting out water during dought is only to help out a bridge builder that is probably way overpaid to start with. They should have to bring the right equipment to build at full pool.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/11/12 - 04:53 pm
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fishboy

It doesn't get sucked up at this level of saturation, it runs off. That is why there are flood watch/warnings all over.

Fishboy
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Fishboy 06/11/12 - 05:51 pm
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I'm not saying there's no

I'm not saying there's no runoff, but certainly not enough to equal 3,600 cfs and allow the dam to be shut off. I'm all for doing it when it's feasible, it just isn't right now. The flooding we are seeing is localized to low-lying areas with poor drainage. What we need is prolonged rain over the ENTIRE drainage basin, not just the sliver of it that drains the CSRA...

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/11/12 - 09:00 pm
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All of this rain creates an

All of this rain creates an atmosphere that is wrought with dihydrogen monoxide exposure....

Jake
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Jake 06/11/12 - 09:19 pm
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Dihydrogen monoxide exposure

I had that once and it liked to killed me. It is easily cured with penicillin, though.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/11/12 - 09:50 pm
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Rana catesbeiana are

Rana catesbeiana are impervious to dihydrogen monoxide exposure....

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