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Flood warnings on Potomac, Monocacy in Frederick

Thursday - 1/31/2013, 12:39pm  ET

FREDERICK, Md. - The National Weather Service is warning of minor to moderate flooding along two rivers in Frederick County.

The agency reported minor flooding Thursday morning along the Monocacy (mah-NAH-kah-see) River. The weather service says the river will crest at 17.5 feet by early Thursday evening at the Interstate 70 crossing near Frederick. The flood stage there is 16 feet. The predicted crest is considered moderate flooding.

The weather service predicts minor flooding along the Potomac River at Point of Rocks. It says the river will crest at 17.3 feet there by Saturday morning. Flood stage at Point of Rocks is 16 feet.


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