Water Resources of the United States
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:52:35 EDT
Summary: Minor to moderate flooding is impacting Ohio.
Ohio has been impacted by a series low pressure centers that have been riding along a quasi-stationary boundary for the past week. According to Cocoras observations and some USGS stations, some stations in Ohio have received measurable precipitation for 8 straight days. Last night, widespread 2-3 inch rain amounts fell over southwestern, central and southeastern Ohio and this has pushed many rivers into the minor to moderate flood category (NWS terminology).
The river basins most impacted by this recent storm has been the Great Miami, Mad, Hocking, Scioto, Muskingum and Tuscarawas river basins.
At this time, no river gages are experiencing peak of records, however one river gage in the Mahoning River basin is not working and one crew is headed there today.
Ohio has a total of 12 people (6 crews) measuring high flows in the Scioto, Hocking, Muskingum, upper Tuscarawas and upper Great Miami river basins. The Miami Conservancy District will have two crews out (4 people) measuring high water in the Mad River basin.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offices in Huntington, West Virginia and Louisville Kentucky, the City of Columbus, and the Muskingum Conservancy District have all been notified of our response. I will be in constant contact with the the Miami Conservancy District today.