Stories tagged with: Clifton Kilpatrick

May 1, 2014 - 4:29pm
2 years 12 weeks 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
2 years 22 weeks 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 1, 2013 - 3:09pm
3 years 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
3 years 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...

January 28, 2011 - 6:40pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

The winter months across Southeast Ohio has kept workers at the Dillon Dam on their toes.

Moisture both on and in the ground play a crucial role in determining Muskingum River water levels. Dillon Dam Project Supervisor Clifton Kilpatrick says air temperatures can have a big impact not only at the Dillon Dam site but all sites on the Muskingum River.

"If it is project specific, then we will also make necessary adjustments here as we stay monitoring the gauges on the river,...

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