The flood-prone Weiser River crested late Tuesday night and is expected to drop below flood stage around 5 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports.
Rain and mild temperatures continuing to melt Washington County’s heavy snow load prompted minor to moderate flooding of already high-running streams in the Weiser and Midvale areas.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the river level was at 11.3 feet, and the Weiser River crested at just under 12 feet late Tuesday night, according to U.S. Geological Survey reports. At 12 feet, significant flooding could be expected on roads in the area, according to the weather service warning.
As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, USGS charts show the level had dipped below 11 feet, and the weather service expects it will fall below flood stage — 9.5 feet — Wednesday afternoon.
Washington County remains on the state’s disaster declaration, along with Jerome, Cassia, Minidoka and Twin Falls counties.