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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.

Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.