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Ohio River Flood Warnings

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM

Flood Warnings Cancelled for the Ohio River at the upper and lower lock and dam.  Below is the latest flood information for the Ohio River for Louisville and down river for Tell City and Cannelton.

THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR
  THE OHIO RIVER AT MCALPINE UPPER.
* AT  5:00 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 21.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT 21.7 FEET.  THE
  RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO 20.9 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 23.0 FEET...SOME SECTIONS OF RIVER ROAD ARE CLOSED NEAR
  COX`S PARK. EIFLER BEACH AND JUNIPER BEACH ARE CUT OFF.
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 23.1
  FEET ON MAY 18 1996.


THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR
  THE OHIO RIVER AT MCALPINE LOWER.
* AT  5:00 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 52.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 55.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED NEAR 52.5 FEET AND WILL CONTINUE
  TO SLOWLY FALL OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE OHIO RIVER AT CANNELTON LOCK.
* AT  5:00 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 42.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 42.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 42.5 FEET BY
  WEDNESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* IMPACT...AT 42.0 FEET...AGRICULTURAL FLOODING BEGINS NEAR CLOVERPORT
  AND CANNELTON. HIGHWAY 66 FLOODS NEAR DERBY AND DEXTER. ROCKY POINT
  GIRL SCOUT CAMP IS AFFECTED.
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 42.5
  FEET ON APR 20 1994.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE OHIO RIVER AT TELL CITY.
* AT  7:00 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 40.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 38.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 41.8 FEET BY
  WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* IMPACT...AT 40.0 FEET...INDIANA HIGHWAY 66 CLOSES ABOVE CANNELTON.
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 41.5
  FEET ON APR 20 1994.

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