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Flood Warning Issued for Rivers in Pickaway, Franklin, and Madison Counties


Wilmington, OH (April 2, 2024) – The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flood Warning for several rivers in the region, including the Scioto River at Circleville and Piketon, as well as Big Darby Creek at Darbyville.

The warning, which indicates the potential for minor flooding, specifically identifies Big Darby Creek at Darbyville as an area of concern. It is expected to remain in effect from this evening until late Wednesday evening.

Key details of the warning include:

  • Location: Big Darby Creek at Darbyville
  • Impact: Minor flooding forecasted, affecting lowland areas in Pickaway, Franklin, and Madison Counties. Portions of Darby Creek Road north of Darbyville may become flooded.
  • Current Conditions: At 10:00 AM EDT Tuesday, the river stage was recorded at 8.8 feet.
  • Forecast: The river is projected to rise above flood stage late this evening, reaching a crest of 12.5 feet early Wednesday morning. It is then expected to recede below flood stage Wednesday afternoon.
  • Flood Stage: The flood stage for Big Darby Creek is 12.0 feet.

Residents and authorities in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather updates and take necessary precautions. Low-lying areas near the rivers may experience flooding, potentially impacting travel and property.

For further information and updates, residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local news sources and official weather advisories from the National Weather Service.

This Flood Warning underscores the importance of preparedness and vigilance during periods of elevated flood risk.