Stories tagged with: Dillon Dam

May 1, 2014 - 4:29pm
11 weeks 6 days ago

It has been a rainy week in Southeastern Ohio, Over 3 inches in Zanesville alone. When that happens, Dillon Dam officails go on high alert working to avoid flooding in our region.

Dillon Project Manager, Clifton Kilpatrick says that Wednesday they shut down the flow of water from the dam to minimal release.

"We are only running about 200 or so CFS right now or cubic feet per second and that was because of the gauges down in McConellsville pretty fast and also we were getting...

February 19, 2014 - 4:10pm
22 weeks 19 hours ago

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...

July 8, 2013 - 5:09pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Since the first of the month, southeastern Ohio has seen nearly two inches of rain and the team at the Dillon Dam is hard at work to control flooding.

Scattered showers have been dominating our weather for nearly two weeks, and are forecasted to continue, which means constant monitoring of water levels.

"We monitor the situation, we keep up with it as best as possible, and see what is happening with this intermittent showers,” said Project Manager, Clifton Kilpatrick...

July 1, 2013 - 3:09pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

Sporadic and scattered storms over the past week, have dropped several inches of rain, which can be a good and bad thing.

For 2013, Zanesville has been a few inches under in precipitation totals and these recent storms have brought us closer to the yearly average. But too much rain, too fast, can lead to flooding.

"One of the problems that occurs with these sporadic or infrequent storms, that come and go, is the low lying areas, where they are along creek banks where you can...

March 18, 2013 - 4:06pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

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...

December 11, 2012 - 7:01pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

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,...

January 27, 2012 - 4:44pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

The constant rainfall in our area is finally takings it toll. High water closed a number of roads Friday and have Dillon Dam officials on alert.

Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick said grounds are currently saturated from a mixture of rain, snow and ice causing a concern for flooding.

"So this time of year we draw the lake down to winter pool elevation, about 3-feet lower then summer pool, to compensate for the run-off," said Kilpatrick.

Areas both north and south...

April 25, 2011 - 5:52pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

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...

April 19, 2011 - 5:45pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

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...

March 8, 2011 - 11:05pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

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.

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