Historical Crests (1) 16.90 ft on 03/25/1913 (2) 15.86 ft on 01/21/1959 (3) 14.90 ft on 02/26/1929 (4) 14.43 ft on 03/05/1963 (5) 14.10 ft on 01/25/1937 (6) 13.18 ft on 01/26/1952 (7) 12.26 ft on 01/06/2005 (8) 12.10 ft on 03/10/1964 (9) 11.91 ft on 01/05/2004 (10) 11.88 ft on 06/29/1980 Show More Historical Crests
Low Water Records (1) 0.74 ft on 08/26/2012 (2) 0.80 ft on 09/14/2010 (3) 0.82 ft on 09/11/2013 (4) 0.86 ft on 07/18/2012 (5) 0.87 ft on 10/03/2013 Show More Low Water Records
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
Major flooding occurs through Clark county along the river...with flooding affecting many homes close to the river between Lower Valley Pike and Dayton Springfield Roads.
Significant flooding of low lying residences and businesses in Snyderville and Durbin occurs...as well as other low areas along the river southwest of Springfield. Spangler road is flooded south of Medway...as well as Osborn...Union and Snider Roads. Flooding also occurs at the Waste Water treatment plant near Woodbury road.
This crest is comparable to the 1959 flood...as well as near the FEMA 1 percent flood elevation. About half of the Springfield waste water treatment plant is flooded...as well as portions of Lower Valley Pike and Old Mill Road.
Several homes along the river become inundated...especially in low areas of Snyderville and Durbin. Portions of Lower Valley Pike are flooded...as well as near St. Paris Pike. Levees along Buck and Beaver Creeks help prevent backwater flooding in Springfield itself.
Water spills onto low lying area roads south of Springfield...possibly cutting off access to some areas...particularly near Durbin and Snyderville. Locations along the river upstream in Champaign and Logan Counties also experience flooding in lowland areas. Some evacuations may be necessary in low lying communities along the river.
Both banks of the Mad River overflow near Springfield. Water spills onto West First Street in Springfield township near the river. Flood waters approach several homes to the southwest of Springfield. In addition...the Mad River experiences widespread flooding in Champaign County near the river.
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