Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Flooding Ohio River

Cincinnati is the first river town I have called home.

Hi everyone Rob here.

April is on track to become the wettest April in Cincinnati's history. April is already is 3rd wettest month and we have a four days left. Much of the rain we have seen in two weeks ended up in the Ohio River which is swollen. The good news it has crested and is on its way down.

It crested at over 55 feet. Flood stage is 52 feet. Morning meteorologist Katy Morgan says the Ohio will probably remain above flood stage for the rest of the week. The powerful Ohio River can be destructive when it runs over its banks. Flooding streets, basements, and neighborhoods along the river. I always like to get an up close view when the Ohio floods. It is just an amazing sight. Yesterday I walked down to the Sawyer Point which was soaked, and I wasn't alone. There were more than a few people who had the same idea.

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