Flood Watches For Residents Near Tippecanoe River Have Been Waived

The Delphi Fire Department, Carroll County E911 and Carroll County Emergency Management have released information regarding a flood watch for those who live near the Tippecanoe River that was issued last night that have since stabalized.

According to the department, residents who live downstream from the Oakdale dam near the Tippecanoe River should be weary of public alert sirens that were dispatched last night just before 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 for a flood watch.

The department stated that last night, the Oakdale dam was under a flood watch, and residents should watch for discharge flows that reached or exceeded 9,000 feet-per-second. Community members were encouraged to take proper preparations as the flows were continuing to rise.

As of 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, the Norway Hydro Plant Lake Shelter levels were nearly at normal levels for plant lake level, marking 645.14 with a normal level of 645.15, and the Oakdale Hydro Plant Lake Freeman levels were nearly at normal levels, marking 610.34 with a normal level of 610.35.

For plant discharge levels, both plants have returned to normal as flood watches are called around 9,000 cubic feet-per-second. At 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, the plant discharge levels were 8,374 for the Norway Hydro Plant and 7,835 for the Oakdale Hydro Plant.

The initial flood watch was issued as the discharge was noted as 9,695 for the Norway Hydro Plant around 5:45 p.m., which significantly decreased throughout the evening and overnight as levels decreased to 8,482 by 7:30 p.m., which it maintained through 9 p.m. and decreased slightly overnight.

The levels have significantly changed from when the flood watch was first dispatched for the Oakdale Hydro Plant, which marked 9,313 for plant discharge around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, which slightly decreased to 9,299 around 9 p.m.

The decreased levels have resolved the cause for concern of a flood in the area as of Wednesday morning. For more information and up-to-date reports during heavy rainfalls that could cause flood watches in the area, visit Carroll County Indiana – Management Services on Facebook.