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Flood Warning
Issued: 7:50 PM EST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Santa Fe River near High Springs.
* From late Monday night until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Sunday the stage was 32.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Tuesday morning and
continue to rise to near 36.8 feet by Thursday evening.
* Impact... at 35.0 feet... wooded areas along the river begin to flood.
The boat ramp south of US-441 in Alachua County is inaccessible
above this level.
* Impact... at 34.2 feet... Florida fish and wildlife commission begins
enforcement of a no wake zone on the Santa Fe River from the river
rise in O'Leno State Park downstream to the Center Line of the US
27 bridge.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet... high water will begin to impact docks and
boat ramps in the area.






               Fld observed 7am EST / 8am EDT forecast
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Santa Fe
high Spring 35 32.9 sun 07 PM 33.8 35.4 36.3 36.7 36.8



Lat... Lon 2984 8266 2987 8261 2987 8257 2982 8262 2982 8266






750 PM EST sun Dec 16 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Santa Fe River near O'Leno State Park.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:15 PM Sunday the stage was 44.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 43.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 46.9 feet by
Wednesday morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at 45.0 feet... numerous walking trails in O'Leno State Park
are flooded on the Alachua County side of the river. Flooding
begins to affect local roads north of Buzzard Roost Prairie in
Columbia County.
* Impact... at 43.0 feet... access to river gage becomes limited as the
bible Camp Road boat ramp becomes flooded and the last half mile of
bible Camp Road begins to flood in Columbia County. Overland
flooding begins past the Santa Fe River sink in the park and will
cut-off access Road to south end of the park.
* Impact... at 42.0 feet... boat ramp at the end of bible Camp Road
begins to flood.
* Impact... at 41.0 feet... swimming becomes dangerous in the river in
the park area.





               Fld observed 7am EST / 8am EDT forecast
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Santa Fe
o'leno stat 43 44.7 sun 07 PM 45.6 46.7 46.9 46.9 46.5



Lat... Lon 2988 8261 2994 8259 2995 8253 2993 8253 2991 8256 2987 8257






750 PM EST sun Dec 16 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Santa Fe River near Worthington Springs.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:15 PM Sunday the stage was 60.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 59.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 60.4 feet by
Tuesday morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at 60.0 feet... a driveway near southwest 102nd court in
Union County begins to flood at this level. Flooding along the
river continues to impact boat ramps, docks and campgrounds in the
area.
* Impact... at 59.0 feet... Chastain-seay park in Worthington Springs is
generally closed to the public as access roads within the park
become flooded.
* Impact... at 58.0 feet... picnic areas and campsites at Chastain-seay
park in Worthington Springs begin to flood.
* Impact... at 56.0 feet... the boat ramp and floating dock at
Chastain-seay park in Worthington Springs begin to flood.





               Fld observed 7am EST / 8am EDT forecast
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Santa Fe
Worthington 59 60.0 sun 07 PM 60.3 60.4 60.4 60.2 59.9



Lat... Lon 2995 8253 2996 8251 2993 8242 2992 8242 2992 8247 2993 8253