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High water begins to recede in some areas

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High waters around northwest Ohio are starting to recede. The Blanchard River at Findlay crested Monday morning around 6 am at 15.37 feet in major flood stage. Unofficially, this makes it the eighth highest flood on record in Findlay's history.

Water continues to rise along the Maumee River at Waterville. National Weather Service gauges show the Maumee still on the rise in minor flood stages at 10.37 feet and is expected to crest Tuesday morning at 12.7 feet. The Tiffin River at Stryker is also slowly rising and is in minor flood stage at 11.52 feet expected to crest at 12.7 feet Wednesday.

Other area rivers receding at this our are the Blanchard river at Ottawa, also cresting Monday morning at 28.72 feet in moderate flood stage. Eagle Creek near Findlay crested Sunday at 11.34 feet in major flood stage. Dry conditions for the next two days with only light flurries expected with light accumulation. We could see a white Christmas with a 40 percent chance of snow showers overnight Christmas Eve into Christmas morning.

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