Monday, June 29, 2015

Historic Summer Flooding

Historic late June rains have brought some of the most significant flooding ever seen on the Maumee River during the summer months of June, July or August.  Current river heights are at the highest levels ever seen for this time of year.  The reason why?  An astounding estimated 200 to 300 BILLION gallons of rain fell in the Maumee River Watershed fell on Saturday alone!  Rainfall alone over the past 7 days has been 400 to 600% of normal!

Rainfall % Normal the past 7 Days

Maumee River @ Defiance

CURRENTLY:  18.83' (3rd highest on Record -- Greatest Summer Crest Ever)


Maumee River @ Defiance
Historic Crests
(1) 26.00 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 20.50 ft on 03/15/1982
(3) 18.50 ft on 02/25/1985
(4) 17.97 ft on 02/08/2008
(5) 17.65 ft on 03/12/2009
(6) 17.50 ft on 02/16/1950
(7) 17.44 ft on 12/01/2011
(8) 17.36 ft on 05/27/2011
(9) 17.20 ft on 01/01/1991
(10) 16.90 ft on 03/23/1978



Maumee River @ Waterville

CURRENTLY:  13.98' (11th highest on Record -- Greatest Summer Crest Ever)

Maumee River @ Waterville
Historic Crests
(1) 19.90 ft on 03/28/1913
(2) 16.17 ft on 02/12/1959
(3) 15.31 ft on 01/01/1991
(4) 15.21 ft on 02/26/1985
(5) 15.00 ft on 02/29/1936
(6) 14.96 ft on 03/14/1982
(7) 14.92 ft on 03/20/1978
(8) 14.60 ft on 01/25/1999
(9) 14.52 ft on 02/16/1950
(10) 14.16 ft on 03/11/2009



Maumee River @ Grand Rapids

CURRENTLY:  18.87' (16th highest on Record -- Greatest Summer Crest Ever)


Maumee River @ Napoleon

CURRENTLY:  18.87' (16th highest on Record -- Greatest Summer Crest Ever)