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WotM Weather Center: River Gauge, Marietta Floods, and You

This post is an educational tool for those unfamiliar with the flood plain of Marietta, OH.  Currently, there is a FLOOD WATCH for the Marietta area, with projections of river levels reaching Action Stage by the 16th.  Watch Writing on the Mall for projection updates as they are posted by the National Weather Service.

So you may be wondering what River Gauge is.  It’s the measurement taken at select sites up and down rivers across the country to help better map river levels.  There are two gauge sites near Marietta: one at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers on the Harmar side of the Muskingum, and one at the Willow Island Lock just upriver.

These gauge readings can tell us how close we are to flood stage at certain points.  At Marietta, as you can see on the image above, we start getting worried around the 33 foot mark, which is labeled an Action Stage.  Between 33 and 35 feet, the river threatens to overflow at its lowest points.  Action Stage also serves as a way to alert the community that the floodwaters could raise at any point.

Floodwaters between 35 and 38 feet are considered Flood Stage at Marietta.  Flooding first hits Don Drumm Stadium, as it is one of the lowest areas in town.  It takes 37 feet to affect Fourth Street housing.

Moderate Stage is when flood waters are between 38 and 40 feet.  At this stage, most of the West Virginia area along the river is flooded.  Flooding could affect the Hermann Bowl and areas along the creek.

When you get above 40 feet, you enter the Major Flood Stage, which is where seven of the ten largest floods in Marietta history have peaked.  At 40 feet, a majority of Marietta is flooded, along with Harmar and low-lying areas of Williamstown.  The largest flood in Marietta history topped out at over 58 feet.  You can still see markers on first street to commemorate the largest floods, with more recent markers showing where the 2004 flood was.  The September 2004 flood was nearly 45 feet, while the January 2005 flood was around 44 feet.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Halloween Celebrations Kick Off Today

Writing on the Mall is feeling the Halloween spirit a day early, since many celebrations kick off today.

The Academic Resource Center will be celebrating the occasion from 11 AM to 2 PM.  Refreshments will be served.

Pumpkin Carving will be at the Gathering Place tonight for Friday Night Fever.  Festivities begin at 10 PM.  Pumpkins will be provided by Lambda Chi Alpha

Haunted Hermann is from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Hermann Fine Arts center.  Either donate canned goods, $1, or warm clothes to be admitted.  Haunted Hermann is sponsored by APO, A&H Council, Kappa Pi, and Charles Sumner Harrison Organization.

College Union Board, National Broadcasting Society, and A&H Council will be hosting a Halloween Party at the Gathering Place Saturday night starting at 7 PM.  There will be a costume contest, classic horror films, and more to enjoy.  This event runs until 1 AM.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, October 30, 2009

Categories: Arts and Humanities, Campus, Entertainment

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Concert Choir Auditions This Weekend

DSCF1179For those of you that are more musically-inclined, especially in the area of choral music, this is for you.

Marietta College’s Concert Choir is holding auditions this Sunday and Monday.  If you would like to sign up for an audition time, head over to room 213 and pick a 10 minute time slot.  Audition times are between 2 and 9 pm Sunday, or 9 am to 2:30 pm and 5 to 9 pm on Monday.

When you head over for your audition, please bring a copy of your schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Monek at 740-376-4689 or monekd at marietta dot edu.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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NCAA Division 3 Track And Field Championships Start Today

After a weekend loss for the Pioneers in the Division 3 Baseball Mideast Regional, Marietta College campus staff and volunteers turned to their own Division 3 Championship weekend for success in a different way.

Starting today, Marietta College hosts the NCAA Division 3 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track Championships at Don Drumm Stadium. The event runs through Saturday, the 23rd.

Nearly 700 student athletes, their athletic trainers, coaches, and families from around the nation have descended on Marietta, which is hosting its first major Division 3 Championship since hosting the D3 Baseball Championships from 1976 to 1987 (1976 was the first year that Division 3 Baseball existed).

There are several side events planned to go along with the Championships, including events at Don Drumm and on Front Street. Tonight (Thursday) from 4:30 to 9 PM, restaurants along Front Street will be offering discounts and deals for those wearing Track Championship credentials or wristbands. So fans that buy tickets can also enjoy the same discounts that the student-athletes and coaches get. No list was announced, but a list will be available at the information booths at both Don Drumm and Hermann Fine Arts Center.

On Friday night, a children’s olympics will be held at Don Drumm Stadium from 7 to 9:30 PM. Kids aged 6 to 13 can compete in various olympic events that have been altered to work a bit better for the young ones. The big kicker for the night is a fireworks show around 9:15 PM. The event is being organized by the Marietta College Track & Field Event Management class and is free for the Marietta community, student-athletes, volunteers, coaches, and all others to attend.

For Marietta, the focus is on its two athletes, Jayshon Irvin (Freshman, 100m dash), and Zach Gay (Junior, High Jump). Good luck gentlemen, hopefully you can bring back the hardware. Or I should say, carry it over to the display case in Dyson.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009

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