View Full Version : Little River is Rolling

David Knapp
01-06-2009, 09:43 PM
Just took a look at the streamflow data (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tn/nwis/uv?cb_00010=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&period=7&site_no=03497300) for LR and it looks like it is rising very quickly... Going to be over 1000 cfs shortly and will probably keep going up from there... Anyone going fishing in the Park tomorrow? :rolleyes::biggrin:

Might be fun to just drive up and take some pictures but fishing is going to be a tricky thing for awhile...

See the Flood Warning (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=TNZ072&warncounty=TNC009&firewxzone=TNZ303&local_place1=7+Miles+S+Townsend+TN&product1=Flood+Warning) from the NWS in Morristown here... Apparently lots of roads closed around the area and some rockslides in the Park...LR nearing 2000 CFS...

01-06-2009, 10:36 PM
If this keeps up all Winter, I won't recognize the streams come April - for pretty much the entire time I've fished the park, it's been in drought conditions...I'll have to adapt.

Paula Begley
01-06-2009, 10:57 PM
It's 4160 now and going straight up. I fear for the people who have houses on Little River. :frown:


01-06-2009, 11:11 PM
WOW. 4,160 cfs? Little River? Average is what...363 cfs? This is insane, over here in Charlotte we have yet to see the REAL heavy rain. Mets say it will arrive overnight as T-storms roll on through. 4,160 cfs reminds me of the Madison River out in MT during full blown runoff. Little River is going to look different after all of the rain is said and done....Little River's higher than the Missouri!!!

01-06-2009, 11:52 PM
The record on this date is about 850 cfs.

Hang on trout!!!!!!!!

01-07-2009, 08:08 AM
Yeah Really...

01-07-2009, 11:16 AM
Looks like it leveled off this morning around 3:00 at 6,000 CFS.

01-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Glad to see the report this morning and know that LRO is still there. Compared to 2003 and 1994 this wasn't such a big deal. That is still a lot of water. Does make you wonder what it is like to be a trout. I wonder what this means for this years spawn and that year class of fish.
I noticed when I came into Bluff City this morning that the South Holston is high and muddy as well, at least here in town.


01-07-2009, 01:35 PM
How is all this flooding and runoff effecting the Kingston situation? Being down here in alabama we do not get to here much on this. I am sure it has slowed the cleanup process but have they been able to stop the stuff from washing on down causing further damage?