(UNDATED) – The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the East Fork of White River near Rivervale.
At 10:30 a.m. today the flood stage was at 18 feet, flood stage is 20 feet.
The river will rise about flood stage by late tonight and continue to rise to near 21.4 feet by Sunday afternoon.
It will fall below flood stage by Tuesday, January 29.
At 22 feet a few local county roads begin to flood and are impassable. these include Buddha Road, south of the Gage and Lawrenceport roads.
All local roads across the East Fork of the White River are threatened by high water, and some are closed. flooding of agricultural lands in Lawrence county is in progress.
A flood warning continues for portions of the following waterways in Indiana, the East Fork of White River, the Wabash River, White River.
A winter storm brought a combination of rain and snow across much of Central Indiana on Saturday with the heaviest across the East Fork White Basin. This combined with rain tonight into the day on Wednesday will lead to widespread minor flooding.
Rainfall amounts are expected to be between a half inch to an inch with locally higher amounts.
The East Fork of White River is falling in the Seymour area but is expected to rise above flood stage later this week.
Water levels will continue to rise downstream, running less than 2 feet above flood stage. Flooding along the river should end by the upcoming weekend.
The White River is expected to flood along the lower reaches of the river starting late this week and spreading downstream through the weekend.
The Wabash River between Lafayette and Riverton will rapidly rise into flood stage over the course of the week and will slowly rise at points downstream. flooding will affect some local and state roads, agricultural land, and some river parks and/or cabins. precautionary/preparedness actions.
Motorists should never drive into flood water. turn around and go another way.
Keep children away from flooded areas.
Recreational and agricultural interests should remain alert to changing river conditions. for detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web and click on rivers and lakes.