Significant flooding threat this week
For the Yellow River in Plymouth, this includes much of the city. Residential areas and high school property will flood. Water from 1 to 3 feet deep could affect southern and eastern portions of the city. Flooding is expected to occur along Laporte and Garro Streets, in addition to the trailer park near the Jefferson Street Bridge.
For the St. Joseph River in South Bend, North Shore Drive, Northside Boulevard and Riverside Drive could experience flooding. Parks and lowlands along the river are expected to see water rises, and some basement flooding is possible.
For Elkhart, Niles, Mottville, and Three Rivers expect rising water and instances of flooding along the St. Joseph River. The Tippecanoe River in Winamac and Ora is also expected to rise significantly to Major Flood Stage. This will lead to lowland, farmland and some residential flooding.
All of the rivers, streams and creeks in Michiana are expected to crest Friday morning and afternoon. Some of the rivers will reach top-10 levels, but fall just short of record levels.