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JER

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The mighty Ohio River flexed its mussels this weekend, here in New Martinsville it crest at 35.61 (flood stage is 35 ft)that was to the top of my floor drain in the basement, I had time to move stuff up, just in case it went higher and still could depending how much rain we get this week. I know a lot of people is affected by the high waters. Lots of stress, worries, and work, I'm lucky in a since, have family willing to help, So far "I've Dodged a Bullet".
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Hope you make it through the rise and fall okay.  I saw some pics from Ravenswood over the weekend and it was scary high.  Be safe and keep dry.
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Until you have to deal with it you really don't understand. However, that is life in a lot of towns along the river.
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It took me several hours and back roads to get up to 50 back into wv from ohio. Rt 7 and 2 are covered
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The mighty Ohio River flexed its mussels this weekend, here in New Martinsville it crest at 35.61 (flood stage is 35 ft)that was to the top of my floor drain in the basement, I had time to move stuff up, just in case it went higher and still could depending how much rain we get this week. I know a lot of people is affected by the high waters. Lots of stress, worries, and work, I'm lucky in a since, have family willing to help, So far "I've Dodged a Bullet".



Mussels? Really?
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Mussels? Really?



Everyone lookout... grammar police is here...
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Rex, rather than offer a few words of encouragement, or something to the likes of “Oh, it could’ve been a lot worse, JER. Glad no one was hurt or nothing of value was lost or damaged,” you want to point out a misspelling of a word.. Really?? Nice touch.
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I just thought it was a clever pun  [comp] 😉 
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I just thought it was a clever pun  [comp] 😉 


You know those Ohio River Mussels are pretty dang intimidating when they flex!!!

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Could be that climate change has caused the mussels to grow larger thereby occupying more of the space in the river,
And because of that it has shrunk the available space for the water to occupy within the banks therefore increasing the flooded area
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JER

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Exactly.[thumb]
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The mighty Ohio crested here at 39 near Wheeling had river in my back yard but not in the basement unlike many people here.
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I own a restoration company.  All I can say is Thank God for Muck Boots and pressure washers.  You have to feel bad for those who have had to deal with this.  
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JER

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Getting ready for round "Two"this weekend. Hopefully it won't be as bad this time. [thumb]
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Most of the rivers and streams are currently running around 2x median flows, and the ground is already well saturated. Forecast is for 2-4 inches over 3-4 days over the entire drainage areas of our major rivers. These conditions are conducive to high water on the bigger waterways.
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It’s looking like the highest rainfall amounts will be in western PA. Northern WV will still get an inch or two. But all of this is the Ohio River drainage. So I expect the Ohio River will have good flows over the weekend. Hopefully not epic flooding.
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