According to the National Weather Service river forecast
prediction website, Des Plaines River levels are expected to crest today about 2 inches over flood stage in Des Plaines, but about 18 inches below the point of minor flood damage.
Across southeastern Texas, 51 river gauges were showing major flooding, and 41 had reached moderate to minor status, according to the West Gulf River Forecast
Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: An El Paso Water Utilities purchase of a ranch stirs concerns about water exports, algae blooms hint at systems out of balance across the globe and an interview with Greg Story of the National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast
In Texas, where torrential rains led to flooding last week that killed at least 16 people, the waters were expected to recede as the weather dries out, said Mark Null, hydrologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service's West Gulf River Forecast
Simpson, a meteorologist in the Taunton office of the National Weather Service, and Norman Bingham-Maas, a senior hydrologist for the Northeast River Forecast
Center in Taunton, were walking in the woods.
Both the Klamath River forecast
and the Oregon Coast coho forecasts are four times higher than average, and the highest predictions since 1985.
The NWS river forecast
system-catchment model, In: Computer Models of Watershed Hydrology, Singh, V.P., (Ed.), 311-366, Water Resources Publications, ISBN 0-918334-91-8 Highlands ranch, Colorado, U.S.A.
Nearly 1,000 NWS Southern Region field employees work in 32 regional forecast offices, four river forecast
centers, seven Center Weather Service Units, the Spaceflight Meteorology Group, the FAA Academy, weather service offices and regional headquarters.
According to the Northwest River Forecast
Center in Portland, Oregon, the volume of run-off water from snow flowing down the Columbia River this summer will drop to 53% of normal, a level last seen in the late 1970s.
(1.) West Gulf Coast River Forecast
Center, National Weather Service.