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April rainfall is below normal... so why are rivers up?

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Although the tri-state escaped heavy rainfall this weekend, minor to moderate flooding continues in many communities along the Wabash, White, Little Wabash and Embarrass Rivers.

Here are some of the stages as of Sunday:

It may surprise you that April rainfall is actually slightly below normal in Evansville.  Rivers are up due to record or near-record rains up river in central Illinois and central Indiana. 

Indianapolis is tied with their second wettest April on record.  Right now, they're at 8.58" but are VERY close to the record wettest April of 8.60" set back in 1893!

We'll have more chances for rain this week, but not until we get into the first few days of May.

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