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Capital Area Flood Warning Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
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Surface In-Situ Networks
Leon County, Northwest Florida Water Management District (District) and the National Weather Service (NWS) staff developed the gauge network to address the urgent need for real-time storm event information. The project provides real-time rainfall data collection to help identify potential flood conditions so that emergency response can be initiated. The network will eventually support stream and groundwater condition gauging to further improve the flood prediction capabilities of local, state, and federal emergency staff. These capabilities are crucial to providing adequate community warning of the potential need for evacuation, as well as identifying possible flooded roads.
CONTACT
Leon County
flood@leoncountyfl.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameFL CAFWN
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationFlorida
Number of Stations20 precipitation, 3 stream
Map of Stationshttp://www.cafwn.org/map.asp, http://www.cafwn.org/warnings.asp
Categorymeterology, hydrology
Parameters (Most)precipitation
Paramters (Limited)streamflow
Archive
Period of Record
Temporal Resolution
Data Season
Data AvailabilityPast hour, past 24 hours, past 720 hours
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
5 Oct 2009 11:35