Rains that doused the region left roads flooded
across the WTOP listening area, prompting flood
warnings -- some into Saturday.
WASHINGTON – Rains that doused the region left roads flooded across the WTOP listening area, prompting flood warnings — some into Saturday.
Flood warnings for Montgomery County
The National Weather Service extended until Friday morning a flood warning for Seneca Creek at Dawsonville. At 9 a.m. the creek was at 11.1 feet, and flood stage is 7.5 feet. The river will fall below flood stage Thursday afternoon.
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Flood warnings for Prince George’s, Howard and Anne Arundel counties
The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning until 6:30 p.m. for the following areas:
Extreme southwestern Anne Arundel County;
Extreme south-central Howard County;
Extreme northeastern Prince George’s County.
The National Weather Service says at 10:31 a.m. water was being released from Brighton and Duckett dams on the Patuxent River.
Depending on how much water is released, the weather service says as a result, “significant high water, perhaps higher than has been experienced in many years is expected downstream of Duckett Dam along the Patuxent River.”
The weather service says that depending on how much water is released, parts of Laurel and Bowie could flood.
Flooding also is possible later Thursday near Crofton, Bowie and Upper Marlboro as the Little Patuxent River empties into the Patuxent.
Flood warnings for Frederick County, Md.
In Frederick County, Md. a flood warning continues for the Monocacy River near Frederick. The river was 15.9 feet at 8 a.m., and flood stage is 15 feet. The river will fall below flood stage Thursday night.
Much of Pinecliff Park and Rivermist Park are flooded. The flood waters are approaching the parking lot of Buckeystown Community Park.