The East Fork White River at Rockford is expected to crest at 17.8 feet at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The river has been gradually rising in light of nearly non-stop rain since midweek. The river climbed above flood stage of 12 feet around noon Friday and is expected to remain there for most of the coming week.
More than 2.22 inches of rain fell Friday, according to the weather station at Brownstown Central High School, and more than 3.34 inches have fallen at the school since May 1.
At 17.5 feet, extensive agricultural flooding occurs and many county and state roads are closed in the county, including State Road 235 east of Medora and State Road 258 west of Seymour flooded.
Other roads closed when the river goes above 16 feet include:
- County Road 1200 East north of 700 North
- Slab Road west of Brownstown
- 300 North between 100 East and U.S. 50
- 150 East between 450 North and 300 North
- The Vallonia Bottoms
- 550 North and 525 North between 400 East and Seymour city limits
- 400 East between 300 North and 550 North
- 800 North between 575 East and 700 East
- 700 East between 760 North and 725 North
- 725 North between 760 East and 700 East