Saturday, September 8, 2018

Winter-type flood coming?

Usually in this part of the Ohio Valley — Mile 308 give or take 100 miles — we get our highest high water in the December-March time frame. I can remember a couple of big high water events in summer, but they've been rare.

If you look at the National Weather Service of river stage forecasts from Wheeling to Cincinnati, it appears we may have high water that comes within a few feet of what we had back in February.

Judging from the hydrographs, if these predictions are accurate, the high water won't last long. The river will go up fast, and it will go down just as fast.