Blanchard River crests just over 14 feet, flooding continues
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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Extensive flooding continues along the banks of the Blanchard River in Findlay, but the water has begun to recede.
According to the National Weather Service, the river crested at Findlay at 14.09 feet around 2 p.m. Friday.
At 14 feet, the water was just touching the bottom of the Main Street Bridge in downtown Findlay.
No additional significant rain fall is expected Friday.
"At a 15 foot level it's still relatively routine. We still need to be prepared. We still need to be able to let residents know it could be worse, but we'd like to give them the information just as we get it from the National Weather Service; help them make some decisions and be prepared," said Paul Schmelzer, Findlay Service-Safety Director.
Lye Creek and Eagle Creek have also spilled over their banks thanks to the heavy rain.
Residents worried about water levels can get updated information by calling the Findlay Water Level Hotline at 419-424-7000. Learn more about area flooding issues on the city's website.
Click here to track the water level with the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.