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Water levels in rivers falling

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The water levels of three rivers in and around Columbus are falling after contributing to high water on many city and county roads, prompting many closures.

Acording to City-County Planning Director Jef Bergman:

  • Driftwood River at Edinburgh was at 15.83 feet as of 7:30 a.m. today and continues to fall.
  • Flatrock River at Columbus was at 13.75 feet as of 7:30 a.m. and continues to fall.
  • East Fork White River at Columbus was at 15.33 feet as of 8 a.m. and is falling.  The unofficial crest appears to have occurred at 9:45 p.m. Monday, at 15.98 feet.  This would be the sixth-highest crest on record at this location. The 10-year flood level is 15.4 feet and the 50-year flood level is 18.7 feet. The highest crest was 18.61 feet in 2008.

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