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Floodplain boundaries for flood-inundation maps in and near Bellville, Ohio


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Ostheimer, C.J., and Huitger, C.A., 2019, Geospatial data sets for flood-inundation maps in and near Bellville, Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Digital flood-inundation maps for an approximate 2.5-mile (mi) reach of the Clear Fork Mohican River that extends approximately from State Route 97 to the downstream corporate boundary for Bellville, Ohio, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. The flood-inundation maps show estimates of the areal extent and depth of flooding corresponding to selected water levels (stages) at the USGS streamgage on the Clear Fork Mohican River at Bellville (station number 03131982). The maps can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at Near-real-time stages at this streamgage can be obtained from [...]


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The datasets were developed to produce a series of estimated flood-inundation maps and depth grids for an approximate 2.5-mile reach of the Clear Fork Mohican River at Bellville, Ohio. The initial target audience is the state and local agencies that must make emergency operational decisions during flooding events. However, since the graphics are easy to view, anyone with an interest during these events can make use of the maps, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), state and local emergency managers, the media, and the general public.
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