The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Kaskaskia River at Vandalia
* from this evening to Sunday morning.
* At 1:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 15.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by this evening and
crest near 24.1 feet by tomorrow evening. The river is forecast to
fall below flood stage by late Saturday morning.
* Impact: At 23.0 feet…Agricultural levee begins to be slightly
overtopped. No residences are affected at this level.
* Impact: At 19.2 feet…State Highway J just east of County Road 206
begins to flood near this height.
* Impact: At 18.0 feet…Flood Stage. Minor flooding begins.
Unprotected farmland begins to flood.
Fld Latest 7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION Stg Obs Stg 02/22 02/23 02/24 02/25 02/26
Vandalia 18.0 15.43 22.8 23.8 19.3 15.5 13.3