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69 bridges wrecked or damaged in area watershed

March 29, 2013 The Muskingum River basin is the largest within Ohio’s borders, funneling stormwater runoff from 20 percent of the state into the Ohio River at Marietta. more »»

Some businesses survived the tide, others did not

March 29, 2013 Easy access to both the Muskingum and Ohio rivers made downtown Marietta a prosperous place for businesses to grow and flourish. more »»

No deaths in flood, but health hazards still a concern

March 29, 2013 Anyone who has seen photos of Washington County under the siege of the Great Flood of 1913 would be hard pressed to call the community lucky. Local photos paint a picture of a community in shamble. more »»

1913 flood put much of Ohio in peril

March 29, 2013 From March 23 to 27 in 1913 the equivalent of more than two months worth of rain pelted certain regions of Ohio, leading to one of the worst natural disasters the country has ever experience. more »»

Rain, flooding, storms and tornadoes swept the country

March 29, 2013 States other than Ohio were hit hard by the severe weather and flooding during the natural disaster in 1913. more »»

1913 flood worst natural disaster Ohio has ever faced

March 29, 2013 The 1913 flood was one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the United States. The impact it had on the state of Ohio was immense, in terms of total amount of flooding and loss of life. more »»

In your backyard: Buckley Island

May 30, 2012 Situated in the Ohio River between Marietta and Williamstown, Buckley Island is a common gathering place for hundreds of boaters, swimmers and anglers each summer. more »»

In Your Backyard: Stockport Mill

May 5, 2012 STOCKPORT — For more than 100 years, a grain mill operated on the banks of the Muskingum River in Stockport. When it was shut down in 1997, the mill didn’t fade into history. more »»

On the move: The historic way to transport bulk loads still used

February 4, 2012 The area’s rivers are used by many for recreational activities such as fishing and boating, but they also serve as a place where barges travel, carrying billions of dollars worth of coal and other... more »»

Rivers are an important part of the Valley

January 6, 2008 Marietta is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, two of the largest and most historic waterways in the Midwest. more »»

River served as an early superhighway

January 6, 2008 The site now known as Marietta was selected by The Ohio Company to be the first settlement in the Northwest Territory in 1788 because of its location along the Ohio River at the mouth of the... more »»

Ohio River Benchmarks, Current level

January 6, 2008 During a flood, benchmarks are the point at which an area goes underwater. Marietta East side benchmarks 32.6 feet: Hart Street at Eighth Street 33.2: Charles Street at Eighth Street 33. more »»

Muskingum Locks, dams opened door to expansion

January 6, 2008 By Tom Hrach The Marietta Times Southeast Ohio owes its history to water, and the biggest stretch of it is the Muskingum River. more »»



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