Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (OH) Minor to moderate flooding in Ohio

Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:12:42 EST

Summary: Minor to moderate flooding in Ohio

A slow moving stationary front has dropped 1-2 inches of rain along the I-71 and I-75 corridors in Ohio. Antecedent ground moisture conditions were already saturated so precipitation that fell simply ran off into streams and river. The hardest hit river basins have been the upper and middle Scioto, the Great Miami River and Muskingum River basins.

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science center, Columbus office has three crews in flood response today, while the New Philadelphia Field Office has two crews measuring high flows today.

The river gage at Scioto River at Columbus quit transmitting late on Feb. 23, however the gage was fixed this morning. An orifice line was ripped out at Upper Twin Creek at McGaw and a temporary orifice will be installed.

Contact has been made yesterday and today with the National Weather Service, Wilmington Ohio and the City of Columbus concerning the river gages on the Scioto River and the possibility of closing flood walls just south of Columbus and along I-71. Contact has also been made with the Huntington West Virginia Corps of Engineers and the Cleveland National Weather Service.

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