Flint River not expected to flood

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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It has been a soggy and wet past few days in Bainbridge, leading some to worry about the potential for the Flint River to flood. City engineer Gabe Menendez spoke with the Post Searchlight about the possibility of flooding, expressing little worry about the possibility. “It’s not supposed to get as bad as last year,” he said. “We get minor flooding at 25 feet, and moderate at 27 feet.” Current Forecasts for the Flint from the National Weather Service have the Flint reaching 23.1 feet.

According to Menendez, Hatcher Road is typically what will be flooded first, should flooding occur, and consequently the first road closed. Should the flooding increase and impact the Boat Basin, roads will be closed and things such as the park and Chamber of Commerce will take appropriate action.

“We’ll continue to monitor this to verify the forecast,” he said. To monitor the predicted height of the Flint, visit the National Weather Service’s website, with the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service providing continuously updated river observations.

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