Flooding expected along area rivers, including St. Joseph River in South Bend, Elkhart

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Some local rivers are in danger of mild-to-moderate flooding this week.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admnistration, which handles the recording of water levels in rivers and lakes across America, is forecasting the Yellow River in Plymouth and Knox, the Tippecanoe River in Winamac and Ora, and the St. Joseph River in South Bend and Elkhart to have some flooding this week. This is due to expected rainfall along with melting snow.

Here’s the peaks that NOAA is forecasting for the rivers:

  • St. Joseph River in South Bend: 8 ft on Friday, Feb 23 (minor flooding takes place at 5.5 ft)
  • St. Joseph River in Elkhart: 25 ft on Friday, Feb. 23 (minor flooding takes place at 24 feet)
  • Yellow River in Plymouth: 15.4 ft. by Thursday, Feb. 22 (minor flooding takes place at 13 ft)
  • Yellow River in Knox: 12.5 ft. by Friday, Feb. 23 (minor flooding takes place at 10 ft)
  • Tippecanoe River at Winamac: 12 ft. by Saturday, Feb. 24 (minor flooding takes place at 10 ft)
  • Tippecanoe River at Knox: 12.5 ft. by Friday, Feb. 23 (minor flooding takes place at 10 ft)

The rivers are forecast to settle down by the start of next week.

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