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Ohio River flooding: difference in a day

Ohio River flooding: difference in a day




Our flood gates are up along our flood wall (or levy), to keep water out of the city. Our flood walls were constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers after the devastating 1937 flood.

The lower gate and sandbags were put in place (top pic) Sunday. Less than 24 hrs on Monday (lower pic), the water has taken over the street.

We go through this every 2 to 3 yrs. But no complaints here, as I could not live where I live without the flood wall system.




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It crested here yesterday around 50 feet. Water, water everywhere!


RE: Ohio River flooding: difference in a day




It crested here yesterday around 50 feet. Water, water everywhere!

2boysmom


It is hard to know where "here" is without a location.


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Wow, hope it does not go much higher!


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It crested here yesterday around 50 feet. Water, water everywhere!

2boysmom


It is hard to know where "here" is without a location.

chief5130


True. About 45 miles north of Dhart. More rain coming this weekend, they are calling for worse flooding than last weekend. The ground is already so saturated, this won't be good.


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^ ^ Yes, not a good forecast.

Down river (Portsmouth to Cincinnati) is going to be bad. Hope the forecast changes, as this could rival the 1937 flood.


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Are the only gates associated with the flood wall there in Ironton those temporary constructions, or were there regular gates there in the past?


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Are the only gates associated with the flood wall there in Ironton those temporary constructions, or were there regular gates there in the past?

Beachmark


No regular gates, just the temporary construction.

When the levy system was designed, the concrete wall was given an angled slot. The closure gate is then put in place with added support beams on the "dry" side, that lock into place. The gate can be built to surpass the height of the expected crest. Pumping stations keep water from back-flowing through the sewers.


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Our beautiful Ohio River is on a rampage. I live about 20 minutes from Parkersburg,WV and about the same from Marietta,Ohio. Parkersburg has had its main floodwall gate closed since the 16th. Marietta does not have a floodwall and those poor people are having to move stuff out again. Streets there are closed getting ready for the second mess of mud and water. But usually it is calm and very nice. And it does belong to WV where it borders our state . We share it with our good neighbor, Ohio.


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^ ^ Pomeroy, Ohio - just down from you - is also a mess. They spent the day moving things out of riverfront stores for the 2nd time in a week. They don't have flood walls, either. Our flood gates are still up, and I understand it will remain that way until at least Tuesday.




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Sad smiley

I used to go to Louisville frequently for work. Sad seeing the Louisville pictures and videos.


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Today, I wish our "good news" was further down river.

The National Weather Service has significantly lowered our expected crest down to approx. 53 feet on Tuesday. It was earlier predicted to crest Tue. at 59 ft. The rain was not as heavy near our tributaries, but Cincy and Louisville and associated tributaries took a pounding.




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My Son is in one of the college dorms in Portsmouth, Watching closely


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That's some serious ****. We had one river where I used to live in CT that would flood a lot, the Housatonic River. I'll post a few pics if it's allowed, if not I'll delete the posts so as not to spam. Just can't post more than one pic at a time.

These pics were taken at a clients house, he owned property out to the tree line, and the 'small river' was past that. When we got there it was pouring and had been for a few hours. As we worked we watched it come up slowly and engulf. It was kinda fun to watch.




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Neighbors shed....yeah that's a standard shed...This all happened within a couple hours. When I took these pics out trucks wheels were about lugnut high with water. When we got there...it wasn't even over the river bank.





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... the Housatonic River ...


What town? I grew up in Huntington (Shelton). You're probably more upriver. I was south of the Stevenson Dam.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevenson_Dam_Bridge

There's a "I grew up in Shelton, CT" FB group that posts old pictures and discusses how great it was growing up in the Valley in the 1960s and 1970s.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/94592624663/?ref=bookmarks


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We drove past Huntington WV this past Sunday. We normally can see very little of the Ohio from I-64 when it is down in its banks. This time, the river was waaaaay up and spreading across all of the low bottoms; it is darned high.


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^ ^ It will be that way for a while. Our flood gates are coming down today, but the river will remain just under flood stage for a week or so. I've seen quite the variety of things heading down-river in that floodwater. Couches, whole trees, partial boat docks, etc.

All the rain put down another surprise on the highway between Ironton and Huntington, WV.

Nobody was injured, but it will be days before the west-bound lane is open (photo courtesy of Jessica St. James, Ironton Tribune)




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I've driven that stretch of road many,many times. It's fortunate, happening during the AM commute, that no one was injured. Some of the pictures I've seen show that the boulder was so enormous and heavy that is=t pushed the road and the ground beneath it towards the river.


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^ ^ Yes, once the boulders are removed, the highway will have to be repaved. Ohio Dept. of Transportation contracted 24/7 work at the site, and it will be several days. I believe they are trying to bring loose boulders down at the same time...quite a mess.


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... the Housatonic River ...


What town? I grew up in Huntington (Shelton). You're probably more upriver. I was south of the Stevenson Dam.

PaulOinMA


This was in New Milford maybe about a mile away from Bridge St.