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St. Johns River
BEACON FILE PHOTO The St. Johns River, pictured here near Orange City.

Update, Sept. 27: Flooding advisory extended

The National Weather Service’s flooding advisory for the St. Johns River near Astor was extended Sept. 27 until further notice.

According to a National Weather Service in Melbourne hazardous weather outlook, the potential minor flooding will remain in effect through most of this week.

Heavy rains on the St. Johns River basin have led to rising water levels that could impact communities along the river, including Astor, the National Weather Service said.

The National Weather Service office in Melbourne issued a flood warning Sept. 21 “until further notice.” This warning replaced a previous flood warning that was set to expire Sept. 23.

“Very heavy rainfall fell over portions of the middle Saint Johns river basin over the last couple of days, resulting in a steady rise in levels of the Saint Johns River at Astor,” the warning said. “The river is currently forecast to remain at Minor Flood Stage through mid-week, before a slow decline in levels by late week …” 

Per the National Weather Service, the impacts could include, “Minor flooding of low lying streets and yards north of Fox Road on Lake County side of Astor, and from River Road northward on [the] Volusia side of river. Water begins to cover docks at South Moon Fish Camp.”

South Moon Fish Camp is located on the Volusia County side of the Astor Bridge over the St. Johns River, which connects Volusia and Lake counties.

Flooding is expected to subside through the upcoming weekend.


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