Ohio River Reaches Nearly Record-Breaking Levels Along Louisville's Banks

The Ohio River near Louisville , Kentucky , continued rising through Sunday , February 25 , nearly breaking a record set in 1997. This drone footage was taken on Saturday , February 24 , and shows the extent of the flooding along Louisville’s riverbanks.According to the Louisville Courier Journal , a downtown river gauge recorded the river at 34.9 feet on Sunday , with forecasters calling for the river to rise to 36.1 feet by Monday. In 1997 , the water was measured at 38.8 feet.Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin declared a state of emergency last week after the river had risen more than 11 feet above flood stage. Credit: Louisville From Above via Storyful