John Soltesz
Pemberville, Ohio

Do to the increase in flooding of my property I installed instrumentation to monitor the river level.
With this equipment I can chart the level of the water and determine the need to sandbag and move
furniture and vehicles to higher ground.  I will try to post this information here for others to use.
At the moment the actual level readings indicate the depth of water behind my shed, with zero when
the river starts to reach the banks (about 6' deep)
When the level is about 40" N. River Rd. starts to flood 1 mi. south of the Wayne Rd. bridge.
I do not know how this relates to flood stage at this time, but at about 83" the river reaches my house.
The flood of 8-26-1998 level would read about 94" or so, possibly highest since the 1890's.

River Level 12/21/13 - 12/25/13 

Past River Levels

of the Middle Branch Portage River, Wood County
1 mile north of US 6 (sensor @ 41 22' 15" N, 83 29' 14" W @ ~ 650')

Photo of flood 8:30 AM 2/7/2008

Photo at 4:30 PM 1/13/05 looking at flood

Photo at 7 AM 3/14/03 looking at river under back deck 

Equipment used

USGS Data at SR 590 and Portage River

NOAA river monitoring

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Online Educational Resource for Women in STEM

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