High Waters In Fort Wayne Rivers

By Madeline Shine - 21Alive

March 13, 2014 Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 4:10 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The big melt down and the cold winter blast that hit our viewing area this week came as a potential threat for some major flooding, but so far we've lucked out.

Wednesday was a messy day for weather as our area saw nearly 7 inches of snow.

The day before people were enjoying the warm up, but with these ups and downs with temperature, it's hard to believe our rivers haven't hit an all time high with flooding.

As of now the rivers are high due to the melt down we've seen in the past week.

But the cold air has created a slower melting process which has prevented any further rising of water and ice jamming.

Winter isn't quite over yet, but as long as the weather stays remotely calm like it's predicted to, the rivers should stay in good shape and see any major flooding.

“When the melting did occur in the last couple of weeks it's been very, very slow. Yeah the rivers have came up, a couple of them have reached a very low threshold of flood stage, but now they're all starting to fall again and as long as we don't get any additional precipitation we should be pretty good,” Maumee Basin Commission Rodney Renkenberger said.




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