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Major Flooding and Record Crests Possible on The Grand River

Major flooding is occurring on several portions of the Grand River, including at Chillicothe.  Record flooding is possible as the river continues to rise.


At Chillicothe, as of 6:00 am, the river was at 35.34 feet.  The river is expected to rise to 40 feet.  The record crest for Chillicothe is 39.6 feet in 1993.

The weather service says:

At 35 feet, US 65 is threatened with water on or near the roadway.

At 37 feet, US 36 near Utica is under water.

With a forecast near 40 feet, US 36 near Utica could be closed in both directions.


At Pattonsburg, Major flooding is occurring, with the river at 32.7 feet, and a crest of 39.3 feet later today.  Flood stage is 25 feet and flooding will continue until Friday evening.

At Gallatin, minor flooding is occurring, and the river is expected to rise to a crest of 37.6 feet this afternoon.  Flood stage at Gallatin is 26 feet late tonight flooding will continue until Saturday afternoon.

At Sumner, major flooding will continue until Saturday morning.  The reading this morning is 40 feet and a crest of 42 feet is expected.  The record at Sumner is 42.5 feet.  Flooding will continue into mid week. Flood stage at Sumner is 26 feet.

At Brunswick, moderate flooding will continue until Friday and the river will rise to Major flooding Friday morning, with a crest of 33.5 feet and flooding continuing well into next week.  The record in Brunswick is 34.4 feet.  Flood Stage at Brunswick is 19 feet.


On The Thompson River at Trenton.  The current reading is 31.57 feet, with a crest of 32.5 feet expected this morning.  Flood stage for the Thompson River at Trenton is 27 feet.  Flooding will continue until Thursday morning.