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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio Marker
Inscription.  Streams are both a principal economic resource and a natural hazard in Ohio. Accurate and systematic streamflow records are crucial in protecting lives and property and ensuring an adequate water supply. At this site in 1892 and 1893, engineering students from The Ohio State University (OSU) made the first streamflow measurements in Ohio with a current meter - a technology still in use at the beginning of the 21st century. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an agency that cooperated with OSU in stream-data collection until the early 1900s, furnished the current meters.
 
Erected 2003 by U.S. Geological Survey and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 51-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEnvironmentNotable EventsScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 59.44′ N, 83° 1.394′ 
First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio Marker
Looking west across King Avenue Bridge.
W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of King Avenue and the Olentangy River, on the right when traveling east on King Avenue. Marker is near SE corner of King Avenue Bridge over the Olentangy River, along southern edge of The Ohio State University campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The King Avenue Bridge (a few steps from this marker); NECKO Neighborhood / E. J. McMillen Homestead Addition (approx. ¼ mile away); Iskcon Krishna House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. half a mile away); Neil Avenue Gate (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ohio Farm Bureau Founded (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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