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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 22, 2017


Mar 13, 2013
Photo by: Brooks Taylor

Fast-rising water and previous low water levels have contributed to a logjam on the Skunk River near the bridge on Franklin Avenue. According to County Engineer Bill Belzer, the Skunk River recently rose 12.5 feet in 36 hours. Belzer said that low water levels in the last couple of years aided in building up tree limbs and debris, which are now being swept downstream by the quickly rising water levels. The jam is blocking half the river and sending the current to the north bank. Limbs and debris also are building up behind the dam at Oakland Mills.

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