Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ohio rises more than foot in 4 hours

Floodwaters are closer to shutting down the Ohio River Ferry. Across three and a half hours this morning, the Ohio River rose more than a foot to 38.6 feet as measured at Shawneetown, Ill. At 8:30 a.m., it was 37.4 feet.

Flood stage is 33 feet. Ferry service is generally interrupted at around 42.5 feet. The river is expected to crest Saturday evening at about 44.5 feet.