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Jefferson County HSEM
Wednesday April 3rd, 2024 :: 03:21 p.m. EDT


Flood Warning until 10:08PM Friday

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Maryland...West Virginia... Potomac River at Shepherdstown affecting Jefferson, Berkeley and Washington Counties. Wills Creek near Cumberland affecting Allegany County. Conococheague Creek at Fairview affecting Washington County. Monocacy River near Frederick affecting Frederick County. ...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Virginia...Maryland... Potomac River at Edwards Ferry affecting Montgomery and Loudoun Counties. For the Potomac River...including Paw Paw, Hancock, Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Point of Rocks, Edwards Ferry, Little Falls...Minor flooding is forecast. For the Conococheague Creek...including Fairview...Minor flooding is forecast. For the Monocacy River...including Frederick...Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Potomac River at Shepherdstown.

* WHEN...From late tonight to late Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...At 19.0 feet, Water covers the pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Shepherdstown boat ramp. Significant portions of the C&O Canal towpath are flooded.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 3:00 PM EDT Wednesday the stage was 12.7 feet, or 2.3 feet below flood stage. - Bankfull stage is 0.0 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage just after midnight tonight to a crest of 19.0 feet early tomorrow afternoon. It will then fall below flood stage Friday afternoon. - Flood stage is 15.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 19.0 feet on 05/24/1942. - Please visit for flood safety and preparedness information



Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at or The next statement will be issued late tonight at 1245 AM EDT.

Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Blvd
Kearneysville, WV 25430

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Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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