UPDATE 8/28/2014 4:35 PM
The Washington County Commissioners Thursday signed a contract for continued maintenance on the early warning system for Duck Creek.
The system has been in operation for two years, and warns residents of high water in the area.
It was installed in parts of Washington and Noble Counties after a series of floods.
It's been paid for through federal funding.
A flood warning system along Duck Creek may help save property and lives.
Washington and Noble County officials, Army Corps Engineers and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District signed an agreement today to begin work on the project.
It will install rain and stream gauges along Duck Creek that alert emergency officials when the water gets to a dangerous level.
County commissioners hope to have the gauges up and running by the end of this year.
The project will cost about four hundred thousand dollars and federal money will pay for 65 percent of it.