Ohio River Basin Monitored As Snow Continues

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Huntington, W.Va. (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers has delayed raising the water levels of its reservoirs in the Ohio River basin to summer pool because of potential flooding from melting snow and spring rains.

The corps' Huntington district said Thursday that it's monitoring lake and river levels throughout the basin.

The Ohio River flows 981 miles through six states from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill.

The corps says it normally begins raising reservoir levels to summer pool in late winter.

That process has been delayed to ensure reservoirs can store potential flood waters.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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