Tippecanoe and Kankakee River Flooding Woes Continue


Major flooding of the Tippecanoe River near Ora is expected before it finally crests. As of 2 a.m. the river was at 14 feet and steady. At 14 feet extensive flooding of residential and low-lying areas occurs. The Tippy is expected to crest near 14.2 feet around 1 a.m. tomorrow and start falling. The flood stage in that area is 12 feet. This flood compares to last June 3, when the Tippecanoe River at Ora crested at 14.6 feet. The Kankakee River at Davis-Route 30 is also out of its banks. The flood warning for that area is in effect until Thursday morning. As of 2 a.m. today the Kankakee was at 10.4 feet and steady, with minor flooding occurring. The flood stage in that area is 10 feet, at which minor flooding of low-lying agriculture areas begins. The river is expected to fall below flood stage around 6 Wednesday morning. Last June 30 the Kankakee River at Davis-Route 30 crested at 10.1 feet.