2008-03-22 / News

It just keep raining…

Beacon photos by Scott Rawson


Swamp Road was still open Wednesday afternoon but flood waters were backing up on both sides. It's more like soggy acres than Golden Acres for this small barn along Ohio 360. Swamp Road was still open Wednesday afternoon but flood waters were backing up on both sides. It's more like soggy acres than Golden Acres for this small barn along Ohio 360. Thanks to last week's heavy snow melt which raised the lake level, Buckeye Lake couldn't hold more rain water and contributed to the area flooding caused by the South Fork of the Licking River. Water was pouring over the Seller's Point spillway Wednesday. This is the first flood in several years where water overflowingfrom Buckeye Lake contributed to the flood. Thanks to last week's heavy snow melt which raised the lake level, Buckeye Lake couldn't hold more rain water and contributed to the area flooding caused by the South Fork of the Licking River. Water was pouring over the Seller's Point spillway Wednesday. This is the first flood in several years where water overflowingfrom Buckeye Lake contributed to the flood. This home along Ohio 360 was an island early Wednesday afternoon. This home along Ohio 360 was an island early Wednesday afternoon. MIllersport Mayor Dean Severance gives the oath of officeto auxiliary police officerJohn Shirk with Police Chief Randall Lewis, left, and FairfieldCounty Sheriff's OfficePatrol Commander Lt. Tim Voris. Shirk retired from the Columbus Police Division with 20 years service. He is the second highly experienced auxiliary officerto join the department since Lewis replaced Ed Arledge as chief. Beacon photo by Charles Prince. MIllersport Mayor Dean Severance gives the oath of officeto auxiliary police officerJohn Shirk with Police Chief Randall Lewis, left, and FairfieldCounty Sheriff's OfficePatrol Commander Lt. Tim Voris. Shirk retired from the Columbus Police Division with 20 years service. He is the second highly experienced auxiliary officerto join the department since Lewis replaced Ed Arledge as chief. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.

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