Correction: Flood History story
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In a story Oct. 27 about a display of historic flood levels in Montpelier, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a research hydrologist said the 1927 marker was more than 10 feet above sea level. He said it was more than 10 feet above street level.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Permanent display shows historic flood levels in Montpelier
A new permanent display in Montpelier shows the historic flood levels in the capital city
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new permanent display in Montpelier shows the historic flood levels in the capital city.
The Times Argus reports that the display on the Langdon Street bridge by the U.S. Geological Survey is also a tribute to a longtime employee Greg Hilgendorf, who died in January 2016 after 22 years of service with the USGS in Vermont.
A measurement pole is attached to the bridge abutment, and a display panel has text on some history of flooding in Montpelier.
James Shanley, a research hydrologist with the USGS, says the pole is going to be pretty tall to accommodate the 1927 marker more than 10 feet above street level.