Jacksonport State Park

12/5/1982
Sunday at 4:50 am the No.2 levee near Jacksonport broke. The river was at 32.5 feet and crested at 34.2 feet. The residents of Jacksonport were told to leave on Saturday at 11 pm by daylight Sunday the entire community was saturated. The highest level of water record at Newport for the White River was in 1945 at 35.9 feet. Source: Jackson County Historical Society Scrapbook No.9 – September 28, 1980 – January 18, 1983, Newport Independent Newspaper, December 6, 1982 – “Many forced to flee Jacksonport area as water spills over”