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River Causing Flooding In Jackson And Lawrence Counties

Last updated on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(UNDATED) - Flood warnings continue along East Fork White and Muscatatuck rivers in Jackson and Lawrence counties.

Lowland flooding developed Saturday because of heavy rainfall Friday in areas that feed the two rivers, the National Weather Service reported Sunday.

Rain totaled from 1 to 3 inches in many areas of the region.
"It appears river levels should crest no more than 3 to 4 feet about flood stage," the weather service reported.

East Fork White River was rising from 13.12 feet at 7 p.m. Sunday, en route to an anticipated crest of 13.9 feet Monday afternoon. Flood stage at Seymour is 12 feet.
The river is expected to drop below flood stage Tuesday evening.

Muscatatuck River at Wheeler Hollow is expected to crest at 19.5 feet to 20 feet Tuesday evening. Flood stage there is 16 feet.

Significant flooding is not expected, according to the weather service, but some low county roads may be covered by floodwaters and some lowland flooding of farm fields will occur. Motorists are urged to steer clear of floodwaters.

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