DFO 2003-159

Flooding: 07/05/03 - 07/21/03

USA Midwest - Ohio, Indiana and Illinois - Heavy Rain

Wabash River and Tributaries

Detailed Locations:
Indiana - Counties: Carroll, Adams, Cass, Howard, Tipton, Wells, Miami, Boone, Jennings, Clay, Tippecanoe. Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Decatur, Huntington .
Ohio - Counties: Mercer, Auglaize, Van Wert, Darke, Shelby, Logan, Hamilton . Rockford, Montezuma, Celina, Miamitown.
Illinois -

Indiana - Wabash, White, Mississinewa, St. Mary's, Eel, White, Tippecanoe, Muscatatuck, West Fork Whitewater. Wildcat, Deer and Pipe Creeks.
Ohio - St. Marys, Chagrin, Blanchard, Maumee, Miami, Pike, Scioto, Warren, Great Miami, Sandusky and White (West Fork) Rivers.
Illinois - Wabash, White, Embarras, Iroquois

Several days of severe thunderstorms. Wabash River at Lafayette, IN at the highest level since February 1959. Wildcat Creek in Kokomo highest levels since 1958. St. Marys River south of Fort Wayne hit a record flood level of 26.54 feet Tuesday, passing the mark of 26.5 feet set in 1913. Levels on parts of the White River are as high as they've been since 1929. $100 million crop damage in Indiana. 1300 homes in Indiana damaged by floods. 250 damaged or destroyed homes in Ohio.
MODIS observation of high water on Wabash River on July 8. High water observed on Wabash and White rivers on July 12 and 13.
QuikSCATshows new anomalies in central Ohio week ending July 3.

Dead: 3 Displaced: 1200 Damages: $106,000,000 Affected Region ( sq km): 137,500 Severity Class* : 2 Flood Magnitude**: 21.0 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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