Flood warning in effect for the Nickajack Creek area of Mableton near Veterans Memorial Highway

Chattahoochee at Highway 78 bridge

A flood warning is in effect for the Nickajack Creek area of Mableton in  Cobb County near Veterans Memorial Highway/278.  The warning was issued at 1 a.m. on Wednesday August 30 and is in effect until further notice.

What is in the statement?

The hazardous weather outlook  gives the following details:

Flood Warning

National Weather Service Peachtree City GA

130 AM EDT Wed Aug 30 2023

…The National Weather Service in Peachtree City GA has issued a

Flood Warning for the following rivers in Georgia…

  Nickajack Creek at US 278 near Mableton affecting Cobb County.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the

dangers of flooding.

Additional information is available at weather.gov/atlanta.

The next statement will be issued this afternoon at 130 PM EDT.





130 AM EDT Wed Aug 30 2023



* WHAT…Minor flooding is occurring.

* WHERE…Nickajack Creek at US 278 near Mableton.

* WHEN…From early this morning until further notice.

* IMPACTS…At 10.0 feet, Flood stage is reached. Minor flooding

  will occur in the woodlands and the natural flood plain upstream

  and downstream from the gage at Veterans Memorial Highway.

  Portions of Nickajack Park will begin to flood around one mile

  upstream from the gage.


  – At 1:00 AM EDT Wednesday the stage was 10.5 feet.

  – Recent Activity…The maximum river stage in the 24 hours

    ending at 1:00 AM EDT Wednesday was 10.5 feet.

  – Forecast…No forecast is available for this location.

  – Flood stage is 10.0 feet.

  – Flood History…This crest compares to a previous crest of

    10.6 feet on 02/06/2020.

  – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

“The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. 

“These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.”