Monocacy River Flooding Severity Upgraded

...Forecast flooding increased from Moderate to Major severity...The
Flood Warning continues for
 The Monocacy River near Frederick.
* Until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 6 AM Monday the stage was 19.7 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Recent activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at
  6 AM Monday was 19.7 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 20.2 feet by
  mid-afternoon today. The river will fall below flood stage late
  tomorrow morning .
* Impact...At 20.0 feet...Water reaches Gambrill Mill on the Monocacy
  National Battlefield.
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 19.2 feet
  on May 1 2014.


By The National Weather Service