The Blanchard River is continuing to rise this morning near Ottawa, with the river level at 21.31 feet as of 2:30 p.m. The river may crest near 23 feet, the minor flooding stage, early Wednesday morning.

When the river reaches 23 feet, flooding begins in low-lying areas south of Ottawa along the river.

In Findlay, the Blanchard River was receding as of 2 p.m., down to 9.68 feet. The river crested at 10.07 feet around 8 a.m., below the minor flood stage of 11 feet. However, flooding of some low-lying areas and roads along the river, such as Howard Street and South River Road, is likely.

Eagle Creek crested overnight just above minor flood stage at 9.15 feet and has rapidly fallen through the early morning hours.

However, the situation was more dire closer to the Ohio border with Indiana, where continued heavy rains have pushed some river crest predictions there into the major flooding category.

A flood watch remains in effect for Allen, Henry and Putnam counties through Wednesday afternoon, with more rain expected to fall before then.

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