The area has seen a day and night of rain, and there is more in the forecast. The National Weather Service predicts the river to crest at 12.3 feet Friday evening. This is considered moderate flooding. Major flood stage is 13.5 feet and above. Eagle Creek is projected to crest at 10.1 feet around 10am Friday morning.

Do not drive your car through high water – it may be deeper than you think. Do not drive around barricades. Additional information is available on the Flood Information page on the City website:

You can view NWS water level charts using the links below:

Blanchard River

Eagle Creek

Lye Creek

Timelapse of the Blanchard River from the Main Street Bridge:

Some images of the Blanchard River at the Main Street Bridge:

Today is the last day of classes for Bluffton University. Students and professors arrived to a flood campus this morning. Thank you to Professor Phil Sugden for the photo:

A stretch of I-75 between Beaverdam and Bluffton was closed this morning due to flooding.

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