DFO 2005-001

Flooding: 1/5/05 - 1-21-05

USA Midwest - Ohio River Valley

Comments: Several days of heavy snow, ice and rain on saturated ground followed by warm temperatures.
West Virginia - Heavy damage on Wheeling Island.
Jan 6 - Highest levels on Muskingum River since 1964 at McConnelsville, OH.
Jan 8 - White River at Newberry and Bloomfield at highest level since March 1913. East Fork of White River at highest levels since 1937 in Lawrence County.
Record flooding on Maries River at Westphalia, MO.
Jan 10 - Southern Indiana - worst flooding since 1937 in "isolated pockets"
Jan 14 - Levees fail along the Wabash River in West Terre Haute.
Jan 17 - Wabash river at third highest flood stage in recorded history at Terre Haute.
Jan 18 - 3,300 evacuated from Bolivar, Ohio.

Detailed Locations:
Ohio - counties: Hocking, Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Madison, Pickaway, Marion, Marietta, Washington, Hamilton, Tuscarawas. towns: Dayton, Prospect, Bolivar.
Indiana - counties: Greene, Daviess, Knox, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Martin, Lawrence, Orange, Jackson, Washington, Posey, Owen, Shelby, Vigo and Madison. Petersburg, Hazleton, Mount Carmel, West Terre Haute.
Illinois - Clark and Crawford counties. Lawrenceville, Vandallia, Darwin and York.
West Virginia - Northern Panhandle area. Wheeling Island. New Cumberland, Wellsburg, Parkersburg.
Kentucky - Henderson county
Pennsylvania - counties: Beaver, Washington, Allegheny.
Missouri - St Louis area.

Ohio River - from Pittsburg to the confluence with the Mississippi River
Ohio - Scioto, Hocking, Licking, Muskingum, Great Miami, Auglaize, Maumee, Saint Marys, Kankakee, Tuscarawas. Big Darby and Big Walnut creeks.
Indiana - White, Wabash, East Fork White, Flatrock, Muscatatuck, Big Blue, Mississinewa, Tippecanoe.
Illinois - Embarras, Kaskaskia, Illinois, Wabash.
West Virginia -
Pennsylvania - Monongahela, Youghiogheny, Allegheny.
Missouri - Moreau, Maries, Meramec, Black Water, Big, Cuivre.

MODIS observations: flooding along lower Ohio, Wabash, White and tributaries, and Scioto on January 9, 14, 15. Illinois river high January 16. Lower Mississippi high on January 17, 18.

Dead: 3 Displaced: 4,000 Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 285,900 Severity Class* : 2 Flood Magnitude**: 28.2 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:
Below: Photos from http://www.wkkj.com/jacor-common/globalphotos.html?eventsection=2005flooding
Scioto River, Chillicothe, January 7, 2005
Scioto River, Chillicothe, January 7, 2005
Scioto River, Kellenberger Road, January 9, 2005

Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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