Road closures and flooding levels announced in north Okaloosa

Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM.

Shoal River flood stages

Currently the Shoal River near Crestview is predicted to exceed the flood stage of 8 feet. The river is currently forecast to crest at 12.9 feet on Tuesday, Feb 26th. At this level the following impacts could occur:

  • 8 feet — Some minor flooding of low lying areas will occur.
  • 8.5 feet — Lowland flooding in the area will diminish as the river drops below 8 feet.
  • 10 feet — Some flooding of trailers north of the Okaloosa Correctional Institute occurs as the river rises above 10 feet
  • 10.5 feet — Flooding to trailers north of the Okaloosa Correctional Institute will subside as the river level falls below 10 feet.
  • 11 feet — Flooding becomes a threat to the Trevor Court and Rattlesnake Bluff areas as the river rises above 11 feet.
  • 14 feet — residential flooding in the Trevor Court area will likely occur as the river rises above 14 feet.

Yellow River flood stages

Currently the Yellow River near Milligan is predicted to exceed the flood stage of 12 feet. The river is predicted to crest at 13.5 feet on Feb. 27. Below are potential impacts if the river exceeds this level and floods:

  • 5 feet — Right bank overflows, mainly into swamp and marsh lands.
  • 5.9 feet — water over Ellis Road at trellis.
  • 9.9 feet — Some minor overflow of low lying areas will occur. Water will enter some yards along Antioch Road in Milligan.
  • 11.5 feet — water in yards on Ellis Road.
  • 12 feet — Extensive overflow of lowlands will occur and a few rural roads in the area will become flooded.
  • 12.5 feet — Flooding of lowlands will gradually subside as the river level drops below 12 feet.
  • 13 feet — Threatens homes on Ellis and Antioch Roads.


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