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Flood warnings continue for area rivers

The Flood Warning continues for

the Little Wabash River at Carmi

* until further notice.

* At  8:30 PM Monday the stage was 31.7 feet.

* Flood Stage is 27.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 33.5 feet by

Friday morning then begin falling.

* Impact…At 32.0 Feet…Flood waters flow up McHenry slough and

areas near Route 1 and 14 in Carmi begin to flood.

 

The Flood Warning continues for  The Wabash River at Mount Carmel.* until further notice.* At 8:45 PM Monday the stage was 23.5 feet.* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 29.5 feet by  Sunday evening then begin falling.* At 30.0 feet…Extensive flooding in progress on the northern  outskirts of Mount Carmel and in western Gibson County Indiana with  some evacuations needed.  Flooding may cause some evacuations and  relocation of motorized land vehicles.  Numerous local river roads  are flooded.  Beall Woods State Park has 160-200 acres flooded.  High water backs up into Bon Pas Creek.  Browns, Illinois may be  surrounded by water if heavy local rain occurs.  River is 3 miles  wide at I-64.

The Flood Warning continues for  the Wabash River at New Harmony* until further notice.* At  9:30 PM Monday the stage was 17.1 feet.* Flood Stage is 15.0 feet.* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 21.5 feet by  Tuesday, March 6 then begin falling.* Impact…At 21.0 Feet…The river is 3 miles wide at I-64.