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May 5, 2014

Flood warnings continue for area rivers

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Flood warnings continue for area rivers according to The National Weather Service. Major flooding is forecast to continue for the Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estates. Minor to moderate flooding will continue within several other local river basis in Northeast Florida.

The flood warning continues for the Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estates until further notice. At 9 p.m. Sunday the stage was 25.3 feet. Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 19 feet. The river will continue to rise to near 25.4 feet by this morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.

The flood warning has been extended until Tuesday afternoon for the Suwannee River at Suwannee Springs. At 9 p.m. Sunday the stage was 67.8 feet. Flood stage is 67 feet. The river is forecast to fall to below flood stage by Tuesday morning.

For the Suwannee at White Springs, the flood warning will continue until Wednesday evening or until canceled. At 9 p.m. Sunday the stage was 79.5 feet. Flood stage is 77 feet. The river is forecast to continue to fall to below flood stage by Wednesday early afternoon. 

For the Suwannee at Luraville (SR 51) affecting Lafayette and Suwannee counties, the flood warning continues. At 9 p.m. Sunday the stage was 40.8 feet. Minor flooding is forecast to continue. Flood stage is 37 feet. The river is forecast to fall to a stage of 40 feet by Tuesday morning. 

The flood warning continues for the Suwannee at Branford (US 27), affecting Lafayette and Suwannee counties. At 9 p.m. Sunday the stage was 30.3 feet. Minor flooding is forecast to continue. Flood stage is 29 feet. The river is forecast to fall to below flood stage by Friday morning.  

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