Extensive river flooding continues. The crest on the Wabash River was near Hutsonville, the main crest on the White River was at Elliston and Newberry, and the main crest on the East Fork White River was approaching Bedford. Extensive river flooding will continue in southern and western Indiana through the weekend.
Near major flooding is occurring along the Wabash River in the Riverton area downstream of Terre Haute and south to Vincennes. Flooding along the East Fork of the White River in southern Indiana will exceed levels seen in early May 2017 by 1 to 2 feet.
High water will continue to keep numerous state and local roads closed and the water will affect some residential areas. Flooding will continue into the second week of March along the lower reaches of the Wabash and White Rivers in southwest Indiana.
The latest forcasts and observations show the White at Edwardsport at about 24.5. It’s expected to rise another half foot and crest by early tomorrow at 25 feet which is 10 feet above flood stage. At Petersburg the White is at 23.4 and will get over 26 feet for a crest on Saturday. Flood stage at Petersburg is 16 feet.
The Wabash at Vincennes is at 22.6 and will get to 26 feet for a weekend crest on Saturday. Floodgates are up in Vincennes from Oliphant Drive at Chicago Avenue to Terre Haute Road near Ford’s Sawmill. Also Knox County residents who need sandbags can pick them up at the Knox County Highway Department. If you need a lot call 812-291-0458.
The East Fork White at Shoals is at 22.2 and will rise another five feet to a crest of 27.2 this weekend.