6/18/15 – 5:01 A.M.
River levels have been falling, but the Blanchard is still running high in the area. In Findlay the river remains in the moderate flood stage. At last check it was at just over 12.1 feet, and actually rose slightly late Wednesday night. However the National Weather Service is still calling for the water to drop below flood stage this afternoon.
At its current level, the Blanchard is impacting River Street and Apple Alley on the west side of Findlay, Blanchard Street between Sandusky and Main Cross, and several streets south of Clinton Court near Riverside Park.
Downstream in Ottawa the river crested Wednesday morning at just over 25.8 feet. The water hasn’t dropped much since then as it was a little over 25.2 feet at last check. The Blanchard is expected to fall below flood stage tomorrow morning. High water is an issue on Ottawa’s south side at the current river level.
One of the rivers causing heavy flooding in the Putnam County village of Kalida is falling. The Auglaize River is still in the moderate flood stage at 18.1 feet, but is down from the crest of 18.8 feet. It should drop below flood stage early tomorrow morning.
The other river causing issues in Kalida is the Ottawa River. It’s monitored in Lima and has dropped from 21.1 feet Tuesday afternoon to 14.5 this morning.
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