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The Great Flood of 1913

The 100th anniversary of Ohio’s greatest disaster is just days away. This epic hydro-meteorological event utterly ravaged river towns from Illinois to Ohio and beyond, but it seems like the event has largely been forgotten in history’s annals. Even flood-obsessed me had lived in Ohio for a few months before …

Mapping Ohio

These maps have come in awfully handy as I’m getting my bearings on Ohio’s geography, geology, and hydrology. Physiographic regions of Ohio Bedrock geology map Glacial map of Ohio Ohio 8-digit hydrologic units Ohio’s rivers (Figure B-1 on page 8 of the 2012 Integrated Report by Ohio EPA has more …

An Ohio Geomystery

Cross-posted at Highly Allochthonous. There are some good comments there. I had the good fortune of going out in the woods a few days ago with colleagues here at Kent State University. We were in a second growth forest, probably fairly typical for this part of northeastern Ohio. The upland …