Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Flood warning on Ohio, ferry service at risk

A flood warning continues along the Ohio River in Crittenden County, and Cave In Rock Ferry service is expected to be interrupted.

According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, the warning is until further notice. Currently minor flooding is occurring, with moderate flooding expected for several days. The river is forecast to rise to near 48.5 feet at Shawneetown, Ill., by the evening of Jan. 4.

Last night, the river was at 35 feet. Flood stage is 33 feet. The ferry generally ceases operation due to high water at around 42.5 feet.