THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE BLANCHARD RIVER AT OTTAWA * FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT TO LATE MONDAY NIGHT. * AT 3 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.5 FEET AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET. * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE VERY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND CREST NEAR 24.4 FEET AROUND 8 PM SATURDAY APRIL 5 AND FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AROUND 4 AM MONDAY APRIL 7. * AT 25.0 FEET... FLOODING BEGINS ALONG SOUTH WALNUT AND WEST SECOND STREETS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF OTTAWA.