City Officials Monitoring Ohio River

The Ohio River could hit its highest level since 2005 this weekend. The river is expected to crest at 28 feet by Sunday. That’s five feet above flood stage. Executive Director of the Metropolitan Sewer District Bud Schardein says, “I think we’re in good shape right now. Everyone who’s behind the levee and the flood wall is being protected right now. All the flood pumping plants that are in operation are operating properly and doing their job,” says Schardein “so it’s more now of just watching the river and seeing if there’s going to be a spike in it or it’s going to hit its 28 feet and start dropping.”