No forecasts are being issued for the
new Muskingum River gage at Beverly until a modern data history can be built for the site, but
the Muskingum has crested at Beverly after a sharp rise yesterday. The crest was at 28.2 feet early this morning, less than a foot below flood stage. At 4:00 this afternoon, the stage was at 26.2 feet - a two foot drop since its crest. Flood stage at Beverly is 29 feet.
Power outages: As of 4:00 p.m., AEP Ohio was reporting 915 customers without power in Washington County; 2106 in Morgan County. Washington Electric Cooperative reports about 1200 outages in their service area, with about 900 of those served by the Dart substation.
While the area appears to have dodged a
river flood, the heavy rain and high water has taken a toll on a popular local
The Riverfront Roar has lost its roar. The powerboat races that are the
centerpiece of the 13th annual event have been cancelled, due to high, swift, muddy
water and all the debris that will still be in the river this weekend. All
other parts of the event will still go on, including the entertainment and
Saturday night fireworks.