Great Miami River rises

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The Huffman Dam is one of five dams the Miami Conservancy District operates to protect the Miami Valley from massive flooding. It's working hard Friday morning after all the rain around the Dayton-area.

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A slow moving storm system has been soaking the Miami Valley since Thursday.

The heavy rain has been impacting the Great Miami River as well.

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Many roads still closed due to high water

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No points along the river are expected to reach flood stage, but some spots may reach their "action stage" which can still have some impacts.

The National Weather Service monitors our rivers and provides river level updates and forecasts. Looking back at the numbers, the Great Miami in Dayton Thursday morning was at 27.08 feet. By Saturday afternoon it is expected to rise to 30.9 feet. This takes the river to a level that will flood out the bike path and might allow some flooding on Rip Rap Road near Huber Heights.

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INTERACTIVE RADAR: See where the system is headed

The Great Miami River in Taylorsville is also expected to reach its action stage. By Saturday afternoon, if the river reaches 18 feet according to the NWS, Elizabeth-Bethel and Rudy Roads will be closed.

Sections of Rip Rap, Taylorsville and Wagner-Ford Roads are under water. The soaking rains still aren't expected to create any major river flood problems for the Miami Valley, but drivers should watch for ponding on the roads.

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