EAST MANATEE -- After several days of heavy rains, flooding has forced officials to close Upper Manatee River Road at Rye Road.
More rain is likely on its way Sunday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Sunday afternoon the high water is the result of water being released from the Lake Manatee dam.
"A low lying portion of Upper Manatee River Road just west of Rye Road is now under water," the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Officials plan to release water from the dam during the next four days to lower the level in Lake Manatee, according to the sheriff's office.
Nearby Woodstock Road is also experiencing flooding, according to the sheriff's officxe.
A flood warning continues for the Manatee River near Myakka Head until at least Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Services.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, the river was at 15.6 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet.
At 15 feet, low sections of State Road 64 start to flood.
Other areas with flood warnings in the region include the Myakka River at Myakka River State Park; the Little Manatee RIver at Wimauma; and the Peace River at Arcadia.
As of 3 p.m., the Weather Service said there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the region through early Monday.