When other communities in the region were forced to take flood precautions, the City of Augusta began preparing in case flood conditions affected the city.
"The equipment is fueled up and crews are monitoring the situation," said Interim City Manager Josh Shaw. "We have purchased all of the commodities we might need and we have a plan in place."
The Whitewater River is currently over 19 feet with minor flooding beginning at 21 feet. However, if more heavy rains affect the area overnight, that level could rise.
Shaw said the Walnut River monitor appears to be malfunctioning. He said city crews on the scene estimate the depth of the Walnut River to be several feet above the monitor level.