(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- The U.S. Geological Survey streamgages show that Tennessee rivers are experiencing some of the lowest spring streamflows on record, The Chattanoogan reports.
The lower streamgage readings during the month of May are due to a marked decrease in precipitation since early to mid-March, the paper says. The decreased streamflows are most prominent along the Duck, Collins, Elk, Obey and Sequatchie rivers in central Tennessee.
The National Weather Service in Nashville says warmer temperatures and dryness are expected to continue throughout the state, but in the second half of the year an el Niño pattern may bring some needed rainfall late this summer and into the fall, the paper says.
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