The threat of flooding due to snow melt and possible rain is keeping Dillon Dam officials on high alert.
Dillon Project Manager, Clifton Kilpatrick says his workers are constantly checking on the water, precipitation and ground saturation levels, especially during times where flooding is a real possibility.
"We monitor the precipt. One of the things we do here, we take a daily moisture measurement of snow on the ground, we break it down to see how much moisture content that...
The one hundredth anniversary of the 1913 flood is only days away and when looking at old photographs and memorabilia, it's clear something had to be done about flood control.
Officials used the 1913 flood as a perfect example for how one storm could effect an entire region; resulting in the construction of the Dillon Dam and many others that are part of the Muskingum Basin.
Clifton Kilpatrick, Project Manager at Dillon Dam said, "It was significant flood and of course from...
The rain that fell in our area has those at the Dillon Dam keeping a watchful eye on water levels.
Project Supervisor Clifton Kilpatrick said that since Friday two inches of rain as fallen at the dam.
"The water has saturated the ground pretty good. We did have some high water come in from Newark area so we had to make the adjustments over the weekend and so we're getting close to normal," said Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick said with the saturation, if more rain falls,...
Officials at the Dillon Dam said they have been closely monitoring the water levels from the recent rainfall and have not seen any major issues.
Project Manager Cliff Kilpatrick said this weekend they had to shut down the dam to minimal flow to alleviate any flooding in the McConnelsville area. He said the levels have dropped much quicker than expected.
"The other side of that coin is the lake shot up and is presently 18 and a half feet above normal pool, when...
It's been a stormy and rainy day in southeastern Ohio with some flood warnings in effect and the saturated ground is leaving Dillon Dam officials on high alert.
Project Manager Cliff Kilpatrick said they are constantly monitoring the water levels above and below the dam to ensure that flooding does not occur. Dillon Dam is one of 16 projects along the Muskingum River.
"We all work together and we are all watching what the other one is doing to make sure that one is not doing...
Dillon Dam is beginning to prepare for the rainfall that is expected to arrive by Wednesday.
The dam is working in cooperation with 15 other area projects to monitor water levels to ensure that flooding is prevented.
"We don't all want to be releasing water at the same time and so some of the projects have to release water and then when they release water to keep from flooding down stream, we will hold back," said Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick.