Major River Flooding in SE Illinois and SW Indiana - January, 2005
Widespread heavy rain, combined with snowmelt from December, produced major flooding on the White, Wabash, Little Wabash, and Patoka Rivers in early to mid January.
of Route 64 bridge taken from the Indiana side of the Wabash River at Mount
Carmel, IL on Jan. 11. Click on photo for full size. Photo from Ron Fields. The
river reached an all-time record high level at Mount Carmel, surpassing the
flood of March, 1913.
of the State Route 64 bridge over the Wabash River at East Mount Carmel, IN on
Tuesday, Jan. 11. Photo sent by
Amy Lindsey of the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency.
River floodwaters cover a road in Grayville, Illinois on Jan. 12. Click on photo
for full size. Photo courtesy of Norm Bredenkamp.
Photo of Patoka River flooding taken northeast of Princeton, Indiana Jan.12th along CR 400N. The bridge crosses the Patoka River here. Photo courtesy of Charlie Kiesel. Click on photo for full size version.
taken Sat., Jan. 8, at Patoka, IN along the Patoka River. Photo courtesy of
taken January 8, showing the Wabash River floodwall holding back the river at
Mount Carmel, IL. Photo courtesy of Charlie Kiesel.
Additional links of interest
North Central River Forecast Center
|Radar-Derived Mean Areal Precipitation||Areal-averaged QPF|
|Mean Areal Precipitation||Gridded QPF|
Ohio River Forecast Center
|Observed Data||Forecast Data|
Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center
|Precipitation Data||QPF Data|