St. Joseph River in Fort Wayne to be lowered this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): If you think the St. Joseph River looks different in the coming week, you aren’t wrong.

On Sunday, Oct. 23, city utilities will temporarily lower the St. Joseph River level just north of the St. Joseph Dam to remove flashboards, according to the city of Fort Wayne. 

Residents with docks or boats on the St. Joseph River should be aware of the change in river levels and protect their property. River levels should be back to normal by Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Work could potentially be delayed if it’s raining on Oct. 25 and it’s too wet to safely remove the flashboards.

Flashboards are installed in the spring to raise river levels north of the dam. This increases the amount of water held behind the dam, which ensures Fort Wayne has enough water during the summer months.


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