Flood warnings continue for rivers in our area including East Fork White, Flatrock, Driftwood and Muscatatuck rivers.
According the the National Weather Service, two to five inches of rain fell between Saturday and Monday across parts of southern Indiana flooding many rivers and streams.
Among the affected rivers in our area:
- East Fork White River at Columbus was at just over 10 feet as of 8 a.m. this morning, about a foot above the 9-foot minor flood stage. The river is expected to crest at 11.3 feet by this evening, possibly closing State Road 11 at Garden City. The river is under a flood warning until Thursday morning. Link to National Weather Service river gauge
- East Fork White River at Seymour was at 17.7 feet at 7:15 a.m. today, about half a foot above the 17-foot moderate flood stage. It was expected to crest at 17.6 feet tonight, acording to river predictions. The river is not expected to dip below flood stage again before Saturday. Link to National Weather Service river gauge
- The Flatrock River is under a flood warning until late Wednesday. The river was at 12.1 feet at 1:45 a.m. today, just over a foot above the 11-foot flood stage. It is expected to crest at 12.6 feet tonight. Link to National Weather Service river gauge
- Driftwood River at Edinburgh was at 13.93 feet as of 3:30 a.m. today, just below the 14-foot moderate flood stage. The river is expected to crest at 14.7 feet by this evening. The flood warning is in effect until late Thursday night. Link to National Weather Service river gauge
The Columbus Parks Department reports that Mill Race Park, Noblitt Park and parts of the People Trail system are underwater. They will remain closed until flood waters recede and mud and debris can be removed.
In Bartholomew County, road closings include County Road 400N at Tinkey Bridge; County Road 800S between Jonesville Rd and U.S. 31; Tellman Road and Southern Crossing east of Jonesville Road. The sheriff’s department is warning that if you come across high water, don’t try to drive through it. Instead find another route to your destination.