Yellow River in Knox won't drop below flood stage until Thursday

Waters surround the intersection of Gill and Jefferson streets in downtown Plymouth on Friday.
By: 
Shawn McGrath
Staff Writer

Like some of Marshall County and Plymouth, some of Starke County and Knox must wait a little longer to begin recovery.
The Yellow River at Knox crested at 13.76 feet Saturday night, above the 13-foot major flood stage, but below the record-setting level of 15.3 feet set in January 1991.
The river isn’t expected to drop below major flood level until about noon Monday, according to the NWS. And it won’t go below flood stage entirely until not long after midnight Thursday.
The Tippecanoe River near Ora crested at 15.6 feet Friday morning, well above the major flood stage of 14 feet and near the record 15.7-foot crest set in January 2009, according to the NWS. However, it is not expected to drop below flood stage through Thursday.
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