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Florida Floods Information

Flooding in Southwest Florida, August 25-30, 2017

Heavy rainfall from a tropical wave (92L) caused moderate to major flooding in southwest Florida. The rainfall began on August 25 and lasted until August 28, totaling 17 inches in the Bradenton area and 18 inches in the Ft. Myers area. USGS staff made 60 discharge measurements through August 30.

USGS streamflow gages recorded period of record peaks at 11 stations. In the Ft. Myers area, the resulting flood at Tenmile Canal near Estero, Florida, was the highest in the 20-year period of record. In Punta Gorda, Florida, the flow at Shell Creek was the second highest in 45 years of record, with a chance of recurring between 10 – 25 percent (1 chance in 10-25 for any given year).

In Florida the USGS maintains a network of more than 500 stream gages that provide data in real time. Data from these gages are used by local, state, and federal officials for numerous purposes, including ensuring public safety and for flood forecasting by the National Weather Service.


Pictures of flooding at different gage sites


Hydrotech measuring Tenmile Canal at Control Near Estero, FL Tenmile Canal at Control Near Estero, FL Briarcliff Ditch at Mouth Near Estero, FL. Myakka River near Sarasota, FL, from 2010 in dry conditions Myakka River near Sarasota, FL, (02298830) from 2010, approximately 250 cfs Myakka River near Flooding on Aug 29, 2017, approximately 4,500 cfs Tenmile Canal submerged weir and gate control structures. Hydrotech measuring Briarcliff Ditch at Mouth Near Estero, FL Hydrotech measuring upstream of Sixmile Cypress Creek Near Fort Myers, FL
Hydrotech measuring Tenmile Canal at Control Near Estero, FL.
Tenmile Canal at Control Near Estero, FL.
Briarcliff Ditch at Mouth Near Estero, FL.
Myakka River near Sarasota, FL, from 2010 in dry conditions.
Myakka River near Sarasota, FL, (02298830) from 2010, approximately 250 cfs.
Myakka River near Flooding on Aug 29, 2017, approximately 4,500 cfs.
Tenmile Canal submerged weir and gate control structures.
Hydrotech measuring Briarcliff Ditch at Mouth Near Estero, FL
Hydrotech measuring upstream of Sixmile Cypress Creek Near Fort Myers, FL

Videos of road over flow at Myakka river near Sarasota FL (02298830)



 Path of Tropical Invest 92L, Source from: Tropical Atlantic

 Path of Tropical Invest 92L


Discharge measurements made by USGS Staff August 25-30, 2017. Click here to view detailed information.

Direct Measurements

Map of flood and high flow conditions. Click here to view detailed information.

Flood stages

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