Topic Flooded on 1-5-2017 Cypress Creek bridge when river is under flood stage Cypress Creek bridge when river is down on 11-13-2016

Florida Trail: CRS Cypress Creek Bridge

Checking on the Cypress Creek bridge three times. Especially crucial when the Choctawhatchee River is over flood stage (13 feet). On January 5, 2017 the river was at 14.4 feet when we hiked the Florida Trail 1.2 miles north of SR 20 to see what we could see. The trail that follows the creek west for away was partially under water and the creek was way over its banks. Turning north to cross a raised boardwalk over the creek is where the movie starts.

"Where is the bridge", she asks. Cypress Creek is up high, covering the bridge designed to get hikers across even when the Choctawhatchee River is at flood stage. But on January 5, 2017, the river was two feet over flood stage. Backed up creek water covered the bridge. Overlays show the bridge when the river was under flood stage of 13' on December 13, 2016 and again when the creek was almost dry on November 13, 2016.
The 8.3 mile Choctawhatchee River Section of the Florida National Scenic Trail opened in late 2016.

 

Hydrograph of Choctawhatchee River flood stage from 1/5 to 1/14/2017 Hydrograph from NOAA 1/5 to 1/15/2017. See measurements of the Choctawhatchee River level which is frequently updated.

 

MapRed line indicates the CRS trail.

Yellow pushpins show the SR81 and SR20 road connections and the Cypress Creek bridge.

A yellow circle shows the Dead River Rd. crossing.


Note there will be YouTube versions when I finish the CRS videos. These are subject to change.

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