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NOAA rolls out new tool to predict river levels

TAMPA – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created a new website for anyone in the country to check river levels.

During heavy rain events, like hurricanes, rivers across Florida can rise to dangerous levels. For those living near these rivers, it can be dangerous and damaging when they overflow their banks.

These hydrographs show the current river stage, forecast and history over the past 30 days.

The previous website only showed 72 hours of history. The user can choose multiple options to include on the maps such as watches, warnings and advisories for flood stages.

The new website has more mobile capability with downloadable GIS data available.

The website is still in its experimental stage, but it can be accessed here.