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Ohio River expected to reach flood stage by Thursday morning

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - There is a flood warning in effect until further notice for the Ohio River at Cincinnati, Maysville, Portsmouth and Meldahl.

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the observed value at Cincinnati was 50.65 feet. The following are predictions from the National Weather Service:

  • The Ohio River at Meldahl was at 47.83 feet Wednesday afternoon, rising to 53.3 feet by Monday. Flood stage is 51 feet.
  • The Ohio River at Markland was at 46 feet Wednesday afternoon, rising to 51 feet by Sunday night. Flood stage is 51 feet.
  • The Ohio River at Cincinnati was at 50.82 feet Wednesday afternoon, rising to 55.5 feet by Monday morning. Flood stage is 52 feet.
  • The Ohio River at Portsmouth was at 49.73 feet Wednesday afternoon, rising to 53.3 feet by Sunday. Flood stage is 50 feet.

At 55 feet, backwater flooding begins to affect much of Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. Low lying roads around the river are expected to flood, With much of Anderson Township near the river affected. Flooding begins to affect sections of Route 52 in
southeast Hamilton and Clermont counties. Low lying roads in Bromley and Ludlow also flood.

At stages near 53.5 feet, flooding occurs in low areas of Ripley, Ohio and Aberdeen. Areas within the flood plain are increasingly inundated. Backwater and lowland flooding can be expected along the river. The city of Maysville itself is protected to a stage of 78.6 feet.

A few road closures have been reported. For a list, click here.

On Wednesday, there will be periods of significant rain throughout the day and into Thursday morning.

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