The City’s Public Works Department and City Utility crews were monitoring water levels in its rivers and streams, streets and neighborhoods throughout the night on Wednesday, February 11. A heavy rain dropped nearly two inches of rain in the Waynedale area.
The Fairfield ditch rose 25 inches over a 14 hour period from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening through 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning. We will have crews monitoring that creek closely all night long,” said Bob Kennedy, Director of Public Works. “Our storm water maintenance crews are monitoring the water levels in neighborhoods and are monitoring high water around homes and streets,” added Kennedy.
Rain gauge levels throughout Fort Wayne were rising but City officials monitored water levels subsiding.
“The warmer weather that we had last weekend was a big help. The rivers crested and then went back down before this latest rain and snow thaw. That definitely diminishes the impact of Wednesday’s rainfall,” said Kennedy.
Residents are noticing a lot of street surface and yard water standing, because the ground has not thawed enough from recent cold temperatures.
If citizens have property damage or are in danger of having property damage they should call 3-1-1.
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