Flood Warning Issued For Blanchard River In Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Blanchard River in Findlay.

The Flood Warning goes from 10:15 a.m. Monday until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters say the river was at 11.6 feet Monday morning and was expected to rise to above flood stage of 12 feet and crest at 12.5 feet on Monday afternoon. (the above pic was taken at 9 a.m. Monday)

The river will then fall below flood stage late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

Minor flooding is forecast.

At 12 feet, flooding impacts areas near Riverside Park and East Main Cross.

There will be flooding on County Road 223 and portions of Howard Street.

Water will be approaching some properties on Liberty Street and Apple Alley.

A Flood Warning was issued on Sunday for Eagle Creek in Findlay.

Flood stage is 9 feet and forecasters predicted the creek would rise to above flood stage and crest at 9.8 feet by Sunday night, causing minor flooding.

Findlay received around 1.85 inches of rain on Sunday.

As for the Blanchard River in Ottawa, the river was forecast to rise to 23.4 feet by Tuesday afternoon, which is right around minor flood stage of 23 feet.

Monday’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies and a high of 58, and it looks like there is no rain in the forecast this week.

For the latest levels on area rivers and creeks click here.