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News : Area Rivers Running High After Rain
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/4 9:40:00 (452 reads) News by the same author

Last nights’ heavy rains flooded low-lying ground and caused rivers and creeks to rise. 

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The higher amounts of rainfall that we have been told about include over six inches (6.1) near Cainsville; six inches north of Milan; five inches near Mercer; also five inches east of Osgood and Harris; four inches just southwest of Princeton; three and eight inches east of Spickard and at a location north of Brimson.


A listener after 7:30 reported a lot of water over Route B east of Spickard.

The river near Princeton was described as out of its banks this morning.

The Thompson River west of Trenton also is running high. A report (at 6:45 am) on the National Weather Service web site shows the Thompson topping 31 feet (31.16 actually); with a prediction of 32 feet before dropping. The flood stage there is 30 feet. The report describes it as minor flooding for the Thompson at Trenton.

The Grand River at Chillicothe is predicted to have a rapid rise today. The stage (6:45am) was 12 point six feet. The Grand at Chillicothe is forecast to top 31 feet (31.3) which is described as moderate flooding. Flood stage there is 24 feet.

The Grand River at Sumner is forecast to be in moderate flooding as there is a prediction of 34 point six feet. Flood stage is 26 feet. This morning (7:45), the Grand at Sumner was about ten and a half feet but it will quickly rise.

At Novinger in western Adair county, moderate flooding is predicted for the Chariton River with a crest of 25 feet predicted; five feet above flood stage. This morning, the stage at Novinger was 21 and a half feet-already above flood stage.

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