Some rivers running high after heavy rain

River levels high after heavy rain

Heavy rain late Tuesday and early Wednesday led to some road closures Wednesday as water continued to rise. That continues to be the case for a few rivers in the Miami Valley as well.

StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said a breakdown of the rivers shows that the majority of rivers in the Miami Valley are expected to peak early Thursday, but none are expected to cause major problems in the area.

The Great Miami River at Dayton is expected to crest early Thursday at just above 31 feet. This is in the action stage, Collar said. The water level is expected to recede to around 30 feet by Friday.

In Middletown, the Great Miami River is expected to reach its peak just under 8.5 feet early Thursday.

In Troy, the river will peak late Wednesday just above 8 feet and then recede starting early Thursday.

The Mad River near Springfield is already at its highest levels, and it’s expected to recede down below 2.5 feet by early Friday.

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