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Monday's wet weather

Rain, flooded fields and high water in the St. Mary's River.

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
Soaked fields to the left and a bloated St. Marys River on the right encroach on E 225 N at Pleasant Mills south of Decatur on Monday.

No major flooding seen in rivers’ rise

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for various rivers in the region, but none is expected to go beyond nuisance flooding.

The St. Marys River in Decatur is forecast to hit 17.1 feet today; flood stage is 17 feet. Problems with the gauge Monday made current levels unavailable, but upstream in Rockford, Ohio, the river is forecast to crest about 3 feet below flood stage, and downstream in Fort Wayne it is expected to hit 10.8 feet, well below its flood stage of 17 feet.

The St. Joseph River is not expected to flood; its highest forecast is at Newville, where the crest is forecast a foot below flood stage.

The Maumee River in Fort Wayne is forecast to crest at 14.2 feet today, well below its flood stage of 17 feet.

The Wabash River in Bluffton is expected to crest at 8 feet; its flood stage is 10 feet.

The Little River at Huntington crested early Monday morning more than 2 feet below flood stage.

dstockman@jg.net

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