2012 Operations and Maintenance - Licking County Flood Warning System
MWCD has partnered with numerous agencies and communities as a cost share sponsor for the purpose of implementing an early flood warning system. With installation completed, this partnership now involves operations and maintenance costs. This system will enhance the ability of the National Weather Service to develop flood forecasts and implement an advanced flood warning system in Licking County for the Village of Granville, City of Newark, City of Heath, Village of Hebron and the Village of Buckeye Lake.
This project enables the public and emergency managers to visualize the areal extent of current and forecasted flood conditions. The additional stream flow data and the ability for emergency management officials to receive real-time flood conditions will contribute to Licking County's efforts to assess flood conditions and take appropriate steps to protect life and property.
Ongoing operations and maintenance costs for four stream gages in the Licking County Flood Warning System will be shared between the project partners into perpetuity.
Along the tributaries of the Muskingum River as they pass through the Village of Granville, City of Newark, City of Heath, Village of Hebron and the Village of Buckeye Lake in Licking County.
The Board approved a grant of $23,000 for the Operations and Maintenance cost share for four stream gages in the Licking County Flood Warning System. This was approved January 21, 2012.