Excessive rain over the weekend caused the Shoal River in Crestview to rise above its banks.

CRESTVIEW — Local areas were impacted by rainfall that occurred over the weekend with flooding, officials say.


According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile, Okaloosa County had the most rain, according to radar measurements.


The NWS said rainfall totals ranged from 3.5- 4 inches, with Crestview seeing 3.78 inches. Rainfall between North Okaloosa and the coast in Destin averaged 4.05 inches.


The excessive rainfall caused flooding of the Shoal River in Crestview. The NWS forecast the river to reach 8.6 feet by early Tuesday morning.


As of Monday morning the river had began to rise over the boat ramp at Wayside Park, located near Live Oak Church Road. The rising river also caused the Ray Lynn Barnes boat ramp on East James Lee Boulevard to be closed.


The flooding was expected to affect the Sowell Drive area, but according to Okaloosa County Public Information Officer Christopher Saul, no issues have arisen in that area.


However, Saul added that the rainfall had caused light flooding on Ellis Road in Baker.


"There was no property damage or anything like that," Saul said. "There was just a little bit of rain."