JOHN DAY - The John Day River continued to run above flood stage into Tuesday afternoon at John Day, as residents in communities throughout Grant County built barricades at vulnerable riverside roads.
The river at John Day rose to a peak of 8.46 feet, well above the flood stage of 8.0 feet. It measured 8.3 feet at noon Monday, but was projected to rise to 8.6 feet in the afternoon before tapering off and dropping below flood stage around mid-day Wednesday.
The National Weather Service continued its flood warning for the region.
The North Fork John Day River at Monument peaked at 15.78 feet - nearly two feet above the flood stage of 14 feet - but was projected to drop slowly over the rest of the week.
John Day River near John Day