SIDNEY — The city of Sidney’s Flood Action Plan was initiated at approximately 6 a.m. on April 2 as the river level had reached 10.5 feet. Staff have been monitoring the rainfall closely as the river continues to rise.

Sidney Fire and Rescue personnel have begun advising residents along Riverside Drive from Custenborder Field to the city limits of the rising water levels.

As of Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the river is at 12.42 feet and slowly rising. The river is projected to crest at 14.1 feet later in the day.

At 12.1 feet, minor flooding is expected. At this river level, water is moving at a flow rate of 74,676 gallons/second. It is anticipated the river will breach its bank on Riverside Drive. Flooding will also be evident at Custenborder Field at the East River Intake. Homes along the Great Miami River along Riverside Drive will also experience minor flooding.

Staff continues to monitor the residential areas near Riverside Drive and Brooklyn Avenue for flooding.

City departments will continue to monitor the situation due to more expected rain.

A copy of the plan along with the latest river level is available on the city of Sidney’s website at