River crests at 12.5 feet


SIDNEY — The city of Sidney’s Flood Action Plan was initiated at noon on Wednesday as the level of the Great Miami River had reached 10.5 feet. The city staff continued to monitor river levels throughout the day, city officials said. The river crested at 12.5 feet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The current river level is 11.12 feet, officials said in a news release issued shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. With more rain forecast through the weekend, city departments will continue to monitor the situation.

A copy of the Flood Action Plan, along with the latest river level, is available on the city of Sidney’s website, www.sidneyoh.com.