High Ohio River Brings Flood Warning
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Just look at the Ohio River, and it should be no surprise that the river is officially flooded.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning through Friday morning for the river at both Cincinnati and Markland Dam after several days of rain and snow.
The river is at 52.8 feet at Cincinnati as of Monday morning. Flood stage there is 52 feet. The river may crest at 55.9 feet Wednesday before falling back below flood stage Friday morning.
Minor flooding is to be expected this week. This week there may be widespread backwater flooding on creeks and streams, with road flooding in low-lying areas.
Lawrenceburg Road in Whitewater Township was placed off limits to traffic due to high water Monday morning. Motorists may also encounter high water on State Road 56 in Indiana, according to the weather service.
This will be a warm but wet week in the tri-state. Monday’s high will be around 70 degrees with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs on Tuesday’s high will reach into the upper 70s as the rain chance continues.
[6:11 PM] The Ohio River at Cincinnati has reached its flood stage of 52 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The river will continue to rise to near 55.9 feet by Wednesday morning before falling below flood stage Friday morning. pic.twitter.com/lisSKYoISp
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) February 18, 2018