Jones Falls: The Storm Surges of July 2018

In Science by Ronnie K0 Comments

A brief mention on the monitoring of the behavior the Jones Falls River and respective Conduit surge events.

still waiting for  https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ to post the precipitation data. Oddly this week is missing but perhaps the data requires validation.

Sadly this specific sensor has loss funding and will be shut down October 2018.

 

I: This pre-surge oscillation is interesting and do not believe it to be artifact.
II: Initial downpour, we see a typical 1200 cu/ft bump up. The systems new load should of been short lived as it return to base line . <200 cu/ft sec daily flow was see all through June until July 20, 2018. 2018.
III: A massive 4300 cu/ft sec surge, fueled by a sudden downpour near 1200hr. The upper valley was certainly still draining residuals, however the surge/wave event is apparent.
Also see the 2400 cu/ft sec bump up just after the 4300 cu/ft sec surge. Almost like a wave? Is this a surge coming from the 1200hr downpours  in the upper portion of the valley catching up?
IV: Missing section was all riddled with artifact. All this discharge volume must of wrecked havoc on the sensor.

V: Whats interesting about this particular surge is see how “fat” that peak is.  The surge really held its discharge volume. sustained discharge of 4000 cu/ft sec.
VI: Another sizable surge. System is almost like oscillating with these daily downpours.

VII: I believe that the over all systems load led to this mother of all surges (Note: exponential curve green line). Look how sharp that spike is,  there is no doubt, it must of came through as a wave.

 

Velocity was in congruence with the surges and worth to compare.

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