Underwater: Minor flooding in parts of Cherokee
by Michelle Babcock
April 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 2046 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Daylene Kobiolka, a Checkers Drive-In restaurant employee, looks at a submerged sign belonging to the restaurant after water from Noonday Creek overflowed and flooded the area behind Checkers.
Daylene Kobiolka, a Checkers Drive-In restaurant employee, looks at a submerged sign belonging to the restaurant after water from Noonday Creek overflowed and flooded the area behind Checkers.
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Heavy rain across Cherokee County during the weekend caused minor flooding along the Etowah River and other creeks. Noonday Creek, a distributary of the Etowah River, rose Monday to just a few feet below a bridge on Highway 92, just east of Interstate 575 in Woodstock.
Heavy rain across Cherokee County during the weekend caused minor flooding along the Etowah River and other creeks. Noonday Creek, a distributary of the Etowah River, rose Monday to just a few feet below a bridge on Highway 92, just east of Interstate 575 in Woodstock.
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A flood warning for Etowah River near Canton ended Tuesday after some minor flooding left parts of the county underwater Monday.

The Etowah River near Canton fell below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon, ending the flood warning, National Weather Service reports showed.

Renee Cornelison, deputy director of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management, said the Etowah River near Canton was measured at 14.67 feet at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, and falling. Flood stage is 16 feet, she added.

“The Etowah River, downstream of Interstate 575 near Canton, measured at Waleska Street Bridge, crested (Tuesday) morning at 1:15 a.m. at 19.93 feet,” Cornelison said Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, minor flooding occurs when the Etowah River reaches 20 feet.

Cornelison said the Sheriff’s Office was not notified of any significant flooding, damages or park closures.

Noonday Creek, a distributary of the Etowah River, breached its banks Monday after heavy rains, flooding some grassy areas on both sides of Highway 92 east of Interstate 575 in Woodstock.

All Woodstock parks remained open, but Parks and Recreation Director Preston Pooser said a section

of the Greenprints trail network that is still under construction flooded after heavy rain this weekend and into Monday.

“The Downtown Spur Trail, from Pinehill to Highway 92, did flood,” he said. “It is still under construction and won’t be officially opened until May 3.”

Water levels continued to fall Tuesday afternoon, but Cornelison said there was a 30 percent chance of additional rain in Cherokee for Tuesday night.

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