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Some Arizona redneck downstream is going to have a new home soon ...mnlumberjack wrote:It shows a Diesel tank floating down the swollen river and heading for a bridge further downstream
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FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ 951 AM MST TUE SEP 17 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS EXTENDED THE * HYDROLOGIC ADVISORY FOR ELEVATED RIVER FLOWS IN... CENTRAL GRAHAM COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF SAFFORD... SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA... * UNTIL 1000 AM MST WEDNESDAY * AT 930 AM MST FLOWS IN THE GILA RIVER IN GREENLEE COUNTY AND EASTERN GRAHAM COUNTY REMAINED ELEVATED...BUT WERE BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE THROUGH TONIGHT. * THE RIVER CRESTED AT DUNCAN MONDAY EVENING. THE RIVER LEVEL WILL FLUCTUATE SLIGHTLY TODAY BUT REMAIN AROUND BANKFULL...THEN GRADUALLY FALL TONIGHT. THE GILA RIVER SOUTH OF CLIFTON WAS CRESTING JUST ABOVE BANKFULL THIS MORNING. THE RIVER SHOULD REMAIN AROUND BANKFULL INTO TONIGHT. THE FLOW FROM THE GILA RIVER NEAR CLIFTON WILL CAUSE A RISE TO NEAR BANKFULL DOWNSTREAM AT SOLOMON BY THIS EVENING. THE RIVER WILL THEN REMAIN NEAR BANKFULL OVERNIGHT. ELEVATED FLOWS WILL CONTINUE DOWNSTREAM TOWARD CALVA BUT THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE. FLD OBSERVED FORECAST 7AM LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME WED THU FRI UPPER GILA DUNCAN 19.5 16.3 TUE 08 AM 15.4 12.0 10.2 SOLOMON 17.0 12.9 TUE 09 AM 13.5 11.2 10.2 CALVA 20.0 12.8 TUE 09 AM 12.8 13.9 11.3
Those of us who do grammar instead of math appreciate your ability to figure that out.chumley wrote:At the current flow of about 10,000cfs at Calva, about 780 acre-feet of water is draining into the San Carlos every hour.
Even if it were to keep that flow rate for 24-hours, it would result in under 20,000 acre-feet additional into the reservoir. Since flood events taper down quite slowly, I'd expect the reservoir to rise somewhere near 10% of it's full 880,000 acre-feet capacity.