Ohio River rising to worst flood level since March 1997

WCPOPublished: February 23, 201814 views
Published: February 23, 2018

Although the Ohio River floodwaters crested and started receding Tuesday night, heavy rains over the past 30 hours have river levels climbing once more. Monitoring stations show the river has pushed into moderate flood stage at over 56 feet. Predictions show the river climbing to an estimated crest of 59.4 feet by Monday. That would easily make it the worst flooding Greater Cincinnati has seen since March 5, 1997, when the river hit 64.7 feet. On Friday morning, crews in Covington, Kentucky, will be out installing flood gates on 16th Street near the Licking River levee and on Bakewell Street near the Ohio River. They already installed the Madison Street flood gate earlier this week.

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