Last updated 10:04AM ET
October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Washington County officials watch flood waters
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(WOUB) - A flood watch for Washington County remains in effect throughout Monday and possibly into Tuesday.

Concern about flooding began late last week when the county received more rainfall than usual.

"The ground was already saturated, and the forecast was calling for some significant rain, which of course, we have received," said Mike Cullums of the Washington County Emergency Management Agency. Cullums says problems have been minor so far and include basement flooding in downtown Marietta and impassable back roads.

However, as little as one-half-inch of rain could cause flash flooding in creeks and streams.

"Again, we urge people who live or drive near small streams in Washington County to be alert when the rain picks up again today and into this evening," said Cullums.

The Ohio River is expected to crest Tuesday night 2.6 feet below flood level and emergency officials expect minimal flooding will continue.

Up the Muskingum River in McConnellsville, they're predicting a crest late tonight near the 11-foot flood stage.

People interested in up-to-date guage readings for the Ohio River can check out the website mariettaoh.net.
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