Stories tagged with: Dillon Dam

March 8, 2011 - 11:05pm
5 years 15 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.


February 24, 2011 - 7:30pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

With the chance for heavy rainfall in our area, crews at the Dillon Dam are beginning to prepare.

Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick said they try to anticipate for situations like this, so they can prevent potential flooding.

"To see what's happening, what's coming in and what possibilities are going to happen down stream," said Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick said there are a number of factors to consider when they plan, including ground saturation and where larger...

June 9, 2010 - 6:46pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

The Army Corps of Engineers is keeping a close eye on Dillon Lake and the downstream into the Muskingum River.

The area has received four inches of rain over the past several days.

"We monitored McConnelsville particularly from Saturday all the way through Saturday night and up until Sunday morning-in the event that it might take a pretty significant rise. We were going to immediately shut down," says project manager, Cliff Kilpatrick.

Shutting down would mean...

May 30, 2010 - 9:28pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

Do you ever wonder what other people are up to on Memorial Day weekend?

At Dillon Park, it seemed like there wasn't a person without a fishing rod and a cooler.

Cody Butler, Brandon Smith, and Trey Lutz had a little bit of luck today, "We wanted to go fishing and we've been here for an hour. I caught a baby catfish."

Most people say they were planning on either spending time on the water or with their family and friends.

"The family cookout, the get-...

March 16, 2010 - 4:45pm
6 years 14 weeks ago

Water sources in our area continue to recede as drier weather comes back into the picture, but there was a major concern for flooding this past weekend.

Dillon Lake Resource Manager, Clifton Kilpatrick, says his office was monitoring water levels around the area. He indicated there was a lot of water flowing through Newark, McConnelsville, and Dresden. Kilpatrick says he was concerned through Saturday night, especially because more rain was expected.

"The rain that was...

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