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    River Flood -
    Great Miami River at Franklin, Ohio


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    Photographer Rick Murray, Warren County EMA
    Date taken January 5, 2005
    Location Franklin, Ohio (Warren County)     map
    Event River flood - Great Miami River

    Additional notes
    The Great Miami River below Miamisburg (about 4 miles upstream of Franklin) crested at 21.5 feet on January 7, 2005, which was categorized as moderate flooding, and just 6 inches shy of major flooding.  As seen here, moderate flooding of a river results in some inundation of structures and roads near rivers, and may require some evacuations of people and transfer of property to higher ground.

    This was the highest crest on record at Miamisburg (surpassing the previous record of 19.8 feet set just the previous year on January 5, 2004).

    Related NWS Product:  River Flood Warning

    Safety Note: The man in this picture was ensuring that the propane tank was secure.  Flood waters can carry or rupture tanks and other objects, resulting in dangerous chemicals floating downstream and causing serious health risks.  When a river flood warning is issued, secure or remove any objects that may result in flood waters becoming contaminated by hazardous materials.

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