Skip Navigation Linkswww.nws.noaa.gov 
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service Forecast Office   NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Wilmington, Ohio

Local forecast by
"City, St" or zip code
First Gov loga, click to go to the First Gov web site

    Previous photo

    Back to photo gallery

    Next photo

     
    River Flood -
    Great Miami River at Franklin, Ohio

    01/05/2005


    Photographer's description not available

    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.
     

    Storm Spotters: How to report this?
     


     



    Local Climate Water & Weather Topics:
    Current Hazards, Current Conditions, Radar, Satellite, Climate, Weather Safety, Contact Us

    National Weather Service
    Wilmington Ohio Weather Forecast Office
    1901 South State Route 134
    Wilmington, OH 45177
    Tel: (937) 383-0031
    Contact Webmaster
    Page last modified: May 3, 2007
    Disclaimer
    Credits
    Glossary
    Privacy Policy
    About Us
    Career Opportunities