Flood warning issued for Tippecanoe River; widespread flooding expected

Carroll County has issued a flood warning for the Tippecanoe River downstream of the Oakdale Dam.

Posted: Feb. 20, 2018 10:59 AM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Carroll County has issued a flood warning for the Tippecanoe River downstream of the Oakdale Dam.

With widespread rainfall expected to continue in the forecast, officials are preparing for moderate flooding and road closures. 

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the flow of the Tippecanoe River was 10,649 cubic feet per second. Flood flow is set at 13,000 CFS and officals are predicting the flow to reach 22,000 CFS by early Thursday.

WLFI Meteorologist Amber Hardwick is forecasting weekly rain totals to reach four to six inches by Saturday evening. 

Officials are preparing for some possible evacuations and minimal property damage around the river. 

Many local river roads in Carroll, White and Tippecanoe Counties are expected to flood.

For updated flooding information as it comes in, visit Weather Blog 18.

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