Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Weather Update

After receiving nearly 1.5 inches of rain Thanksgiving day, southern Belmont County was doused with an additional 1.5-2 inches of rain yesterday saturating the ground and recharging groundwater tables depleted from abnormally dry conditions over the summer and first half of fall.  Check out the river gauge and hydrologic prediction links in the righthand column.  Although no flooding was reported in the watershed area streams are bankfull (see below).  The recent rains will also help the creek continue to recover from October's slurry spill. 

Looking upstream at the CR 5 bridge.

A look downstream from the same location.

Additionally, cold air sweeping into the area early this morning caused the rain to switch to snow leading to the first light acculmulation of the season.

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