February 23, 2018

County and City Officials have been receiving reports of a discrepancy with water levels and various benchmarks of previous flooding.
County and City officials have been investigating the discrepancies and have been working with the USGS which owns and operates the river gauge.

It has been determined the river gauge is reading approximately 2.6 feet lower than actual river level. The USGS has dispatched personnel to address the malfunctioning gauge. It is expected the gauge will be operational sometime on 02-23-2018.

The actual river level will be posted on the City of Marietta’s website (www.mariettaoh.net) , Marietta Facebook page, Washington County Sheriff’s Office website, (www.washingtoncountysheriff.org), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pg/WashingtonCountySheriffOhio), and Washington County EMA’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Washington-County-EMA-284033808386921).