Historic Flood Information
Information and images on significant floods
All time references are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
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JANUARY 2005 FLOOD
With the record rainfall over much of the state of Ohio, Corps of Engineers dams in the
Muskingum and Scioto basins held back record levels of water. Eleven of our projects
have reached record pool levels, meaning they held back more water than ever before and
several of them have been in operation since 1939.
During the period of January 3-14, the Corps rain gages recorded amounts of 5-8 inches,
about two months of rain in about two weeks. This rainfall followed snow melt and
Page Design: Paul E. Cook (EC-WM), Tammy Bryant (EC-WM), Ed Stowasser (EC-WM), and Linda Hazelett (EC-WM)
Data Compilation: Victor Pratt (EC-WM)
Photography: Corps Personnel
Aerial Photography: Dillon Lake Personnel via State Police Helicopter
Color Precip Maps Provided By: Ohio River Forecast Center
Belleville Photographs Provided By: Randy Campbell and Wayne Budrus