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Mighty Ohio Roars This Weekend

Ohio Crest Waits for Sunday

Slowly but surely the Ohio River is living up to its mighty reputation this weekend as water levels reach for their highest crest this young 21st century.

The methodical rise on the river will slow its pace on Saturday with another foot or so of higher water predicted by the hydrologists at the National Weather Service.

Here’s the link you need to track the crest and subsequent fall of the water.

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=rlx

In short, after the slow rise on Saturday, the Ohio will be steadying off on Sunday though remain in flood through Monday.

As the hydrographs show, the Ohio will fall steadily all day on Monday going below flood stage by late Monday into Tuesday. After that the water will drop as much as 5 to 10 feet in 24 hours Tuesday into Wednesday with a slower though still steady drop continuing thru next week.

Road closures will remain common along Routes WV and OH 2,7,62 and many access roads along feeder tributaries that experience backwater like Route 2 thru Greenup Kentucky.
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