Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 210 of 365 - On the Rise

After more heavy rains today an already swollen Ohio River is expected to crest above flood stage on Sunday. This is the Robert C. Byrd dam just south of Gallipolis. The roller gates are all raised to allow as much water as possible to pass. When I took this the river was at 46 feet. The Ohio River is at flood stage here at 49 feet. It is expected to crest at 51.5 feet. This may be adjusted up, but it means several main roads will be flooded. As always do not drive in flood waters and stay dry this weekend.

After more heavy rains today an already swollen Ohio River is expected to crest above flood stage on Sunday.  This is the Robert C. Byrd dam just south of Gallipolis.  The roller gates are all raised to allow as much water as possible to pass.  When I took this the river was at 46 feet. The Ohio River is at flood stage here at 49 feet.  It is expected to crest at 51.5 feet.  This may be adjusted up, but it means several main roads will be flooded.  As always do not drive in flood waters and stay dry this weekend.

Enjoy,
Chris