Stories tagged with: The Muskingum River

March 12, 2015 - 7:21am
1 year 19 weeks ago

Top stories for Thursday, March 12, 2015:

Buckeye Lake Dam Report

A report released Wednesday from the US Army Corp of Engineers says there's a likelihood of a catastrophic failure of the 177 year-old Buckeye Lake Dam. The report, which was requested by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, says the safest solution for eliminating the risk of flooding due to dam failure is to drain the lake permanently.

Break Away Ice Destroying Docks...

January 13, 2015 - 5:33pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The ice jam on the Muskingum River is continuing to build up.

The ice is located from the Dillon Road area back to the Y-Bridge. According to the Director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck, the ice has been piling up for about a week now. Though there aren't any big concerns with it right now, it is being closely monitored by officials.

"We are watching it daily as well as the County Engineer and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. We're all keeping an eye on it to...

August 27, 2014 - 5:39pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

A man was rescued from the Muskingum River Wednesday afternoon.

The call came at around 5:15PM when someone spotted the man floating in the river. Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant, Doug Hobson says they pulled him from the water just in time.

"There was a gentleman in the river. Approximately right below the Y Bridge floating in the middle of the river. So of course we responded with Engine 2, Engine 1 and our Rescue Boat. Our Engine 2 spotted him from the 6th Street...

July 18, 2013 - 4:13pm
3 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum River normally sees high waters during the springtime from the snow melting and spring rains, but this year, the high rains came in July, which is the peak season for the Lorena Sternwheeler.

"At this point in time, because of the stacks on the boat, we can't even get underneath the interstate bridge," said Captain of the Lorena, Bill Paige. "So we're limited. Sometimes the high water itself will produce a lot of trash coming down the river and trees and so...

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