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Flood warnings: St. Joseph River

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has extended its flood warnings for the St. Joseph River. It released this statement Thursday afternoon:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO NEAR ST. JOE RIVER FORT WAYNE * UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON. * AT 1 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.9 FEET AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET. * FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CREST NEAR 12.4 FEET AROUND 2 AM FRIDAY APRIL 29 AND FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AROUND 2 PM FRIDAY APRIL 29. * AT 12.0 FEET...LOWLAND AND FARMLAND FLOODING NEAR THE RIVER BEGINS. * THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 12.2 FEET WHICH OCCURRED ON APR 23 2011.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 3 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.3 FEET AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET. * AT 14.0 FEET...SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OCCURS ON DEKALB COUNTY ROAD 42 ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF NEWVILLE. CONSIDERABLE AGRICULTURAL AND LOW LAND FLOODING OCCURS ALONG THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER TO THE CEDARVILLE RESERVOIR. * THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 13.5 FEET WHICH OCCURRED ON MAR 6 2011.

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