UPDATE: Blanchard River below flood stage at Findlay, falling in Ottawa

The Blanchard River has dropped below flood stage in Findlay and is falling at Ottawa, according to the National Weather Service.

The river reached a Findlay peak of 13.04 feet at 5 p.m. Sunday, which is in the moderate flood stage. The river had dropped to 10.98 feet by 9 p.m. today, just below minor flood stage.

Minor flood stage starts at 11 feet, moderate flood stage begins at 12 feet, and major flood stage starts at 13.5 feet.

More than 2.6 inches of rain fell Saturday at Findlay, and there is still high water on some city and county roads.

When the river level reaches 8 feet, water covers low-lying portions of South River Road and Howard Street on the west side of Findlay.

At 9 feet, flooding occurs on low-lying roads along the river west of Findlay, including County Road 140.

At 10 feet, water reaches East Main Cross Street near Lye Creek.

At 11 feet, flooding impacts areas near Riverside Park and East Main Cross Street.

Downstream at Ottawa,  the Blanchard River level is falling.

The river crested at 24.9 feet at Ottawa today, which is considered minor flooding there, then began receding. The level was 23.07 feet at 9:30 p.m. today, just above minor flood stage.





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