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USGS monitoring river levels along the Blanchard River

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It’s an all too common problem for the village. It’s an all too common problem for the village.
A team from the United States Geological Survey was in Ottawa Saturday to calibrate their stream gauges and take real time readings. A team from the United States Geological Survey was in Ottawa Saturday to calibrate their stream gauges and take real time readings.

Many streets near the Blanchard River in Ottawa are closed to traffic due to high water.

It’s an all too common problem for the village which has invested in an early warning system of stream monitors that help forecast when the next flood might happen.

A team from the United States Geological Survey was in Ottawa Saturday to calibrate their stream gauges and take real time readings.

Accurate readings help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict when flooding might occur and how long it could last.

Chris Crawford was taking readings on the Oak Street bridge, while his partner was checking the stream flow in areas that crossed the street.

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