Flood warning until Thursday on East Fork White River


A flood warning remains in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday morning in Jackson County.

East Fork White River reached flood stage at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at Rockford, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 12 feet. By noon Sunday, it had reached 14.61 feet, according to the weather service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.

The flooding is a result of rain to the north and east of Jackson County and in the county in the past few days.

Since Dec. 1, 2.36 inches of rain has fallen in the Brownstown area, according to the Brownstown Central High School weather station. Through Thursday, just 0.60 inches of rain had fallen.

East Fork White River is expected to crest at 15.2 feet at 1 p.m. today, but not fall below flood stage until Wednesday evening.

At 15 feet, lowland agricultural flooding is in progress in the county and some roads including County Road 725N, near Rockford, and State Road 258 east of Cortland may flood.

The Muscatatuck River at Wheeler Hollow also is expected to crest to 16.8 feet early Wednesday morning. Flood stage is 16 feet there.

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