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Old 01-31-2013, 08:40 AM   #57
bwalsh
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Sorry to highjack the thread but didn't know where else to put it. I just saw this on a whitewater boating website I frequent...

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New River in Radford hit 87,500 cfs at 10:15 am - which is over 20 feet. Flood stage is 14 ft. Dedmon Center at Radford University is in danger of flooding. A large number of students cars have already been flooded and play fields are awash in water. Claytor Lake is 2 feet above full pond and all gates are releasing.

National Weather Service just issued a warning for the Buck and Byllesby Dams near Ivanhoe and Austinville of potential dam failure. Condition B (whatever that means) NOTE: These dams are UPSTREAM of Claytor Lake, so it is hard to say how a failure would impact the substantial flooding already occuring.

City of Radford has just issued an emergency statement to limit use of water. No flushing of toilets, no using water. Likely due to flooding at the water treatment plan.

Lots of flooding in downtown Roanoke, too.

Gonna be a wild day in SW VA!
All the gauges across the state have jumped WAY up!

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/va/nwis/current/?type=flow

Be careful out there!
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