Sunday, April 14, 2013

Maumee at Waterville, Blanchard: Near Floodstage-- More Rain on its Way

As of 5:00am Sunday morning, the Maumee river at Waterville was just a foot above flood stage. This is good news, as today's combination of dry conditions, warmer air, and partly sunny skies will continue to improve upon the flooding situation from last week.
Unfortunately, for all of you fishermen (and women!) out there, this still doesn't make fishing for Walleye a possiblity without a boat. High temperatures today will reach the upper 50s, however. So a walk down by the water, and perhaps throwing the line in from shore is still a possibility. This weather was made for enjoying!
 South of Toledo, the Blanchard River, in Findlay, has now fallen nearly 2' below flood stage. It peaked early Friday, after nearly 3'' of rainfall, at 14.1'. Historically, the river has been known to crest over 18.5ft! The most recent extreeme flooding event of the Blanchard occured in March of 2009 when the river reached 15.41' at its highest level.
Both rivers crested above flood stage late last week due to heavy-- nearly non-stop rain showers.
According to the forecast QPF, or Quantitative Precipitation Forecast, Nearly an inch (likely more) is going to fall next week. So far, we've seen rain in excess of 2'' this month, and after this extended weather event next week, we could potentially double that number.
Expect additional flooding to occur, especially Wed-Thurs.
Here's your 7-day:

Happy SUNday! :)