2011 Early Flood Warning System - Duck Creek
The MWCD has been working with numerous federal, state and local agencies and officials for development of an early flood warning system in the Duck Creek Watershed in the southern portion of the Muskingum River Watershed. The total projected cost to date is $376,130, with MWCD providing a cost share grant of $78,341.
The Duck Creek Watershed covers approximately 287 square miles in Washington, Noble, Monroe and Guernsey counties.
The list of partners includes the Noble and Washington Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Noble and Washington County Commissioners and the City of Marietta, as well as those shown to the right.
Installation of five combined stream and rain gages and two stand alone rain gages will begin in late 2011. Once completed, the system will also include a computer monitoring station for each county, transmitters, gage equipment enclosures and security fencing.
PWM Grant Approval for Cost Share by Board of Directors on January 21, 2011
MWCD has agreed to be a cost share partner for the ongoing operations and maintenance costs.