UPDATE: Eagle Creek Crests In Moderate Flood Stage, Blanchard Expected To Flood In Ottawa

1/24/19 – 5:11 A.M.
UPDATE – 5:27 P.M. (Eagle Creek crested, New level predictions for the Blanchard River, High waters close SR 235)

Wednesday’s rain combined with melting snow has area waterways running high. Putnam County is under a flood warning. In Ottawa, the Blanchard River is in the minor flood stage at 23.05 feet. Predictions show it cresting just above flood stage at 23.9 feet early Friday morning. Minor flood stage starts at 23 feet in Ottawa.

High water has shut down State Route 235 between State Route 12 and U.S. 224. Eagle Creek is currently in the moderate flood stage but trending down. It crested at just over 10.8 feet. The National Weather Service is still calling for it to drop out of flood stage this evening.

In the meantime, the Blanchard River in Findlay has risen to the action stage. The forecast calls for it to stay below the minor flood stage threshold and crest at 10.9 feet around 7 p.m. today.