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Vevay, Indiana: 80-Foot-High Flood Poles

Concrete marker poles 80 feet high help determine flood stages of the Ohio River.

Ferry St., Vevay, IN
IN-156 to Vevay. At the stoplight turn east onto Ferry St. Drive to the parking lot at the end.
Don't visit during a flood. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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80-Foot-High Flood Poles

These were built in the early to mid- 1990s. Their height represents how high the Ohio River was in 1937. Originally there was going to be a huge stainless steel ball in the middle and it would go up and down, depending where the river was. Pool stage is the ground and it's marked every 10 feet. The top is over 70 feet. They never got the ball made so the town of Vevay hired me to paint "VEVAY"on one and"SWITZERLAND COUNTY" on another and "INDIANA" on the last one.

[Kevin Carlson, 11/16/2022]

Flood poles.

80-Foot-High Flood Poles

Concrete marker poles 80 feet high help determine flood stages of the Ohio River. The flood of 1937 would have been all the way to the top of the poles.

[Lisa A Osborn, 06/18/2019]

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