The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has developed flood inundation maps for a 17 mile stretch of the Licking River. These maps include the City of Falmouth and provide the public with a way to view current and predicted river levels. With the unique hands-on tool provided by this project, citizens can evaluate river flooding before it occurs. You select various river stages with a slider bar and then see what locations the rise in water would impact.
For example, if the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts the river stage will rise to 40 feet at the Catawba Rive Gauge, people will be able to go online, move a slider bar to that predicted level and view what areas of the City would be effected by that 40 foot river stage. This will be an extremely useful tool in flood preparedness and for being aware of the impacts at various flood stages along the Licking River.