Streets on the west side of Ottawa are closed due to flooding, which has frozen in many places. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
PUTNAM COUNTY — The
flood warning continues for the Blanchard River at Ottawa until late
Wednesday night. At 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, the river crested at
25.52 feet. Flood stages is 23 feet. At 8:30 a.m. the river was at
river is expected to fall below the 23 foot flood stage around 12
a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Some streets on the west side of town are
closed due to flooding.
flood warning also continues for the Auglaize River near Fort
Jennings until Tuesday evening. At 2 a.m. Monday the stage was 16.4
feet and falling. Flood stage is 13 feet.