Rainy conditions Saturday caused some area waterways to flood.
Eagle Creek reached its moderate flood stage Saturday night before receding, and the Blanchard River was nearing minor flood stage early today at both Findlay and Ottawa.
Eagle Creek was receding early today after reaching its moderate flood stage of 10 feet. The creek level fell to 10.07 feet at 2 a.m., down from 10.17 feet earlier.
At 9 feet, Eagle Creek overruns its banks and begins to inundate portions of Fremont and Graceland avenues in Findlay. At 10 feet, Eagle Creek begins to flood parts of South Blanchard Street, Brookside Drive, Fremont and Graceland avenues. The intersections of Beechmont Drive with Fairmont and Rosemont drives will flood.
Eagle Creek flows into the Blanchard River at Findlay.
No flood watches or warnings were issued Saturday by the National Weather Service for the Blanchard River, which was nearing minor flood stage early today at both Findlay and Ottawa.
As of 1 a.m. today, the Blanchard River level at Findlay was 10.8 feet and rising. Minor flood stage at Findlay begins at 11 feet.
Downstream at Ottawa, the river level was 21.95 feet at 1:30 a.m. today. Minor flood stage at Ottawa begins at 23 feet.
About a half-inch of rain was recorded Friday at the Findlay Airport, followed by another seven-tenths of an inch on Saturday. But it appeared that heavier rain fell south of Findlay.