Daviess County Facing Major Flooding

Feb 28, 2018

Fields and roads turned into lakes by flooding in Daviess County.
Credit Daviess County Emergency Management

The rising waters that have caused flooding across Daviess County roads and farmlands aren’t quite done with the region yet, the Owensboro area is doing as the Ohio River crested to near 48 feet yesterday, about 8 feet above flood stage.

“Much of Smothers Park along the riverfront in Owensboro is still under water and is expected stay that way with an inch or more of mid-week rains predicted for the region. The Ohio River is expected to recede substantially by Friday or Saturday.

John Clouse is deputy director of Daviess County Emergency Management. He says the water levels of the Ohio and Green rivers, and Panther Creek and Yellow Creek are causing many roads to stay flooded.

“Currently we have about 67 county roads flooded in Daviess County and about 13 of the state roads that run through the county are also flooded, mostly affecting the outer lying areas of the county.”