The Ohio Kayak blog is all about the Ohio River region, the great outdoors and sharing stories of the river, streams, music and life (both past and present) on and near the water. We will continue to feature adventures, be it hiking, kayaking, food or music, that will get you outside of your home. So as we say at Ohio Kayak, "Get Outside and Play...." A little fresh air," exercise and "accidental education is a great recipe for success in life
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Will The Ohio River Completely Freeze At New Richmond or Cincinnati, Ohio?
NO. While the temperatures outside have fallen again to subzero level, the chances of the Ohio River completely freezing at Cincinnati, as it last did in 1978, simply is not likely. There are many factors cutting against the River freezing, including the depth and flow of the Ohio River. It's common knowledge that the greater the flow and deeper the river, the less likelihood of the river freezing. Although the river level has dropped a bit lately, the average depth is still in the 20ft range. So when you wake tomorrow and face the chill along the water, the river will be flowing on its way to the Mississippi (and later on down to the Gulf of Mexico). Think sun and warmth!! And let's "Get Outside and Play......"