White River rising due to recent rains; level at Batesville should peak Thursday


Due to the recent heavy rains, the National Weather Service is forecasting the White River will rise above flood levels in Batesville and peak on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Predictions, Wednesday morning’s river reading at the White River Bridge in Batesville was at 13.8 feet and rising. The flood stage at the bridge is 15 feet.

The current prediction is for the river to rise above flood stage and crest at 16.5 feet on Thursday. Minor flooding along the river lowlands will occur.

The weather service says the White River at Batesville should then start falling, and by 8 a.m. on Friday, it should be back in its banks.

White River statsScreenshot of the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Predictions for the White River at Batesville as of 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 10. To access the full page, click here.

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