UPDATE: Blanchard River Misses Flood Stage In Findlay, Hits Minor Flood Stage In Ottawa

2/6/19 – 5:19 A.M.
UPDATED: 02/08/19 1:19 P.M. (Rivers receding)

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for Hancock, Putnam, and Wood Counties. The NWS forecast for the Blanchard River in Findlay no longer expects the river to hit the flood stage and should drop out of the action stage by Saturday afternoon.

Downstream in Ottawa the Blanchard entered the minor flood stage but isn’t expected to get much higher. The river is predicted to crest at 23.1 feet. Minor flood stage in Ottawa starts at 23 feet.

The Eagle Creek in Findlay is predicted to rise into the minor flood stage this morning but appears to be leveling out in the action stage. Eagle Creek has been running below predictions since yesterday.

We’ll continue to keep an eye on the latest river levels in our area throughout the day.