The mayor’s office has announced that due to rising waters from the Ohio River, River Road from 4th to 8th Street has been closed to traffic.
In response to flooding along the Ohio River, Louisville Metro Parks officials have announced some adjustments to parking and other rules for Saturday’s Thunder Over Louisville. Cox Park will be closed to vehicular traffic due to flooding. Thunder patrons can park at nearby Thurman Hutchins Park and walk to nearby points to view the aircraft… Continue reading With River Rising, Metro Parks Makes “Thunder” Adjustments
Metro Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says he expects the river to stay at 26 feet for the next three or four days, even though slightly more rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.
“Were still in a holding patter, we are operating 14 flood pumping plants. They’re doing their job, they’re pumping this rainwater that is hitting the city into the river; and there are no reports of flooding behind the walls or the levee.”
There is less than an inch of rain in the forecast for Tuesday night and possibly a half inch for Wednesday. The water level is expected to drop slightly before the rainfall.
The eight ton boulder was pulled from the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky three years ago, starting a saga that caught national attention.
The Louisville Fire Department has a new rescue boat on the Ohio River.The vessel was paid for largely with federal Homeland Security funds.
The Mighty Ohio River. We use it for sport, we cross it to get to the other side, those of us in Louisville actually use it as drinking water. But did you know the Ohio (and other rivers in the US) is a superhighway? Tons of cargo move up and down the rivers every year, making the rivers a major source of commerce. Join us on Tuesday when we talk about river commerce, learn a little history, and find out what the future holds for business on water. Listen to the Show
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, or ORSANCO, is considering a change to pollution control standards. The body will vote later this year on a measure that would let power plants apply for temporary exemptions from pollution controls.
The Ohio River Bridges Project came under fire Thursday at a meeting of the authority tasked with overseeing its execution.
by Stephanie Crosby A Tennessee woman is planning a 981-mile swim in the Ohio River this summer to raise awareness about educational needs for girls around the world. Mimi Hughes has completed similar swims in the Tennessee and Danube Rivers and across the Bering Sea. She says she wanted to focus this swim in the… Continue reading Tennessee Woman Plans to Swim Ohio River This Summer