Sidney’s flood action plan is continued


Minor flooding is expected

SIDNEY — Due to continued rainfall, the Great Miami River level has been slowly rising and the city of Sidney’s flood action plan was continued through Thursday.

The city’s flood action plan was first initiated on Tuesday morning after the river level had reached 10.5 feet. It was initiated again on Wednesday morning.

Sidney’s Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director Gary Clough issued a press release Thursday morning, June 20, 2019, to inform the public that as of as 7:30 a.m., the river level had reached 10.11 feet. The river has been slowly rising and minor flooding is expected, the release said.

As of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, city officials said the river is at 10.64 feet. Crest is still projected to be 11.0 feet, the update said.

Due to the expected rain in the forecast, city staff will continue to closely monitor the river levels.

A copy of the flood action plan, along with the latest river level is available on the city of Sidney’s website at http://www.sidneyoh.com/Water-Treatment/services-river-flood-action-plan.asp .

Minor flooding is expected