Lake Levels are Rising - At or Near Flood Stage

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:42pm

With all of the heavy rain throughout the watershed this summer our area lakes are now at or near flood stage. 

If you are interested in seeing the water levels in real time, the US Geological Survey maintains two stream gauges on the Tippecanoe River in Kosciusko County.  

Click here or on the graph to see the current water level and stream flow of the Tippecanoe River downstream of the outlet of Lake TIppecanoe in Oswego.  As you can see, water levels coming out of Lake Tippecanoe are still rising.

Tippecanoe River at Oswego

 

Click here or on the graph to see the current water level and stream flow for the Tippecanoe River downstream from the outlet of Webster Lake at State Road 13.

Tippecanoe River at North Webster 2015-7-17

 

We have reports that water levels in the lakes upstream including Big, Crooked, Loon, and Barbee are also rising. It generally takes about 48 hours for the flow to move through the system.

The Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed is part of a larger watershed that flows to the Wabash River, the Ohio, the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. The flooding situation is not looking too good for this entire region.  Black is flood stage - dark blue is 90%

Flood Map for the USA 7-15-15