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River rises to moderate flooding level in Robinson Township

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM

The National Weather Service posted a reading of 14.9 feet at the gauge at 118th Avenue and VanLopik Street in Robinson Township this morning.

The level is forecast to rise above 15 feet by early this afternoon. Below 15 feet is considered minor flooding. Above 15 feet is considered moderated flooding. If the water level gets up to 18 feet it is considered major flooding.

At 15 feet, VanLopik Street is under one to two feet of water.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.6 feet in 1997.

WARNING: Even six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock you off your feet. A depth of two feet will float your car. The National Weather Service says never try to walk, swim or drive through such swift water.

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