Event Title

Ohio River Flood Patterns

Location

101 Science & Nursing Building

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Description

A significant body of water in the state of Ohio is the Ohio River. This flooding of the Ohio River is on a scale set to be roughly every 100 years and in that case, we are due for one in 2037. We should look to the past for historical cues on what to do to prevent drastic flooding like the flood of 1937. There should be a focus to the damage that could occur and limit this by harvesting hydroelectric energy. We can also work on lock control to make sure the excess water does not rip them out. These flood waters will be up to 20% more than the flood of 1937 and could bring upwards of 20" of flooding to cities like Louisville. I believe, by teaching the public and student body of Kent State through my poster presentation, we can mitigate and create a solution to the problem before it occurs.

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Ohio River Flood Patterns

101 Science & Nursing Building

A significant body of water in the state of Ohio is the Ohio River. This flooding of the Ohio River is on a scale set to be roughly every 100 years and in that case, we are due for one in 2037. We should look to the past for historical cues on what to do to prevent drastic flooding like the flood of 1937. There should be a focus to the damage that could occur and limit this by harvesting hydroelectric energy. We can also work on lock control to make sure the excess water does not rip them out. These flood waters will be up to 20% more than the flood of 1937 and could bring upwards of 20" of flooding to cities like Louisville. I believe, by teaching the public and student body of Kent State through my poster presentation, we can mitigate and create a solution to the problem before it occurs.