Post by Greg Stamper on Mar 8, 2021 6:13:43 GMT -5
Flooding blights Red River Gorge Written By: Erin Albright, Staff Writer 8 Mar 2021
In Southeast Kentucky, extreme rainfall caused significant flooding of the Red and Kentucky Rivers early last week.
Days of rain, ice and snow storms dumped four to seven inches of water across a large portion of the state, pushing rivers to water levels not seen for decades. This was a record amount of rainfall for the area.
Flooding began on March 1 in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky. In response, Governor Andy Beshear declared a State of Emergency in 13 counties, while at least 49 counties issued additional disaster declarations. Fast-moving floodwaters from the Red River gave residents little time to gather their belongings before fleeing.
Beshear called it “some of the worst flash flooding” he had ever seen.
The south fork of the river at Booneville was observed at nearly 43.5 feet, setting a historic high. The river must be over 21 feet to be declared in a flood stage. Estimates projected the flooding to be second only to water levels seen in 1978.
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Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
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