Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cuyahoga River Flood Warning

Ohio dot com carries the Weather Service's flood warning for the Cuyahoga River:

    for the Cuyahoga River at Old Portage in Akron's Merriman Valley from this evening until further notice.

    Minor flooding is forecast.

    The river is expected to rise above flood stage by the evening and crest near 10 feet Thursday morning.

    At 7 a.m. today, the river was at 7.3 feet and rising. Flood stage is 9 feet.

    At 11 feet, floodwaters begin to affect areas along the Cuyahoga River in Cuyahoga Falls and Munroe Falls near Kennedy Park.

You can keep up with developments on Weather dot com.

I took these around 1:00 p.m.

The water looks to be four feet or so below this truss. The towpath is already underwater.

This generally doesn't happen in the Valley. We get flash floods from water screaming down the sides during a summer gulley washer (recall this), but generally the Cuyahoga behaves around here.

Let's be careful out there.