NWS extends flood warning for St. Mary’s River in Ft. Wayne

Photo of flood water in park along Tillman Road
Flood water begins to cover park land along Tillman Road in southern Fort Wayne at midday Tuesday, Feb. 25. (W9LW photo)

At 9:11 p.m. yesterday, the National Weather Service extended its flood warning for the St. Mary’s River, as measured at Muldoon Bridge (South Anthony Blvd. Extended), just upstream from Fort Wayne. The warning now remains in effect until 6 a.m. Friday.

At 7:30 a.m. today, the river level was 14.92 feet, which is .92 feet above flood stage, causing minor flooding. That level is the forecast crest, so the river should begin falling today.

At 15.0 feet, flooding occurs on the lowest, unprotected city streets, park drives and county roads.