Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
US Army Corps of Engineers: Olentangy flood threat is over
Officials in Delaware County say the danger of severe flooding along the Olentangy River has passed. Officials this morning lifted a flooding advisory. The US Army Corps of Engineers, which controls the Delaware Dam says the water level in Delaware Lake has stabilized and will crest at 1.5 feet below the maximum level.
Operators of the dam have been slowly released water from the lake which officials say has helped keep the water level below the dam.
Because of the advisory, some residents in low lying areas evacuated and Ohio State University began making plans to cope with what officials warned could have been the worst flooding along the Olentangy in decades.
Officials today say they apologize for any inconvenience the advisory may have caused, but they wanted to make sure people were ready incase the worst happened.