Water Resources of the United States

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

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:42:52 EDT

Summary: Minor to moderate flooding in Ohio.

A slow moving low pressure center located in the Ohio River Valley has caused widespread 2 to 4 inch rain amounts in eastern and northeastern Ohio. These areas experienced heavy rains two weeks ago therefore antecedent soil moisture was still considered wet. The hardest hit river basins are the Cuyahoga, Brandywine, Chagrin, Tuscarawas and Licking River basins.

There are no peaks of record thus far and we do not expect any as significant precipitation has ended.

Three crews of USGS personnel (6 people) are responding to this flooding. Flooding is in the minor to moderate category (NWS terminology).

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the Ohio Water Development Authority has been notified of our response. The National Weather Service Cleveland office has also been notified. Measurements will be entered in NWSChat.

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