Saturday, August 30, 2014

Flooding Hits Dorchester Area After Big Rains

The heavy rains of the past four or five days have resulted in significant flooding in our area.  In fact, the Dorchester area remains in a flood warning.

The picture on this post is from a Times reader who sent us a glimpse of Turkey Creek near Pleasant Hill as it appeared Friday evening.

Turkey Creek has been out of its banks since Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service tells us that the Big Blue River near Crete was at 22.6 ft. as of 10 a.m. this morning.  That's 4.6 ft. above the flood stage of 18 ft.

The river will continue rising, likely above 23 ft., but it should fall below flood stage by Monday afternoon -- if there is no additional rainfall.

See what the weather forecasters are predicting for the Dorchester area by clicking here.

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