City Activates Pumping Plants as Ohio River Reaches "Flood Stage"

Early Tuesday morning, the Ohio River rose above 55 feet. This puts the city into a "flood stage" classification.

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Last night at approximately 11 pm, the New Albany Flood Control District put two pumping stations into operation, the Falling Run Pumping Plant and the Chamber Street Pumping Plant. These two pump plants will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a staff member present until flood waters recede below the 55 feet line.

In 2014, all six pumping plants (a total of nineteen pumps) were remanufactured and had their motors replaced, and work was done to the pumping plant facilities themselves, including ventilation work, electrical and structural upgrades, and minimal facade work to improve the overall functionality of the buildings.

 Falling Run Pumping Station

Falling Run Pumping Station

 Chamber Street Pumping Plant

Chamber Street Pumping Plant

Projections as of 2/20/18 show that the river will crest sometime late Thursday evening or early Friday morning at 59 feet. This projection is based on the latest available information and is subject to change.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Falling Run Creek ponding area was pumped to its lowest elevation to increase storage capabilities for the incoming rains.

Armstrong Road and Old Ford Road (at the intersection of Armstrong and Old Ford) remain closed due to high waters.

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER.