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Cuyahoga River at Independence Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 11:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 12:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.08 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 1:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 3:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 11:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 12:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 2:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 2:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 4:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 5:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 6:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 7:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 8:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 9:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 12:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 1:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.12 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.18 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.22 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.28 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.27 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.29 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.33 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.33 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.43 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.47 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.5 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 4 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.44 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.75 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.98 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.77 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.67 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.58 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.5 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.4 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.28 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00PM May 27, 2015Forecast: 4.1 ft 2:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 4 ft 8:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 3.9 ft 2:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 3.9 ft 2:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 3.8 ft 8:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 3.8 ft 2:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 3.8 ft 8:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 3.6 ft 8:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 3.6 ft 2:00AM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 3.6 ft 8:00AM Jun 01, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesINDO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:46PM May 27, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 6:39PM May 27)Latest observed value: 4.06 ft at 6:30 PM EDT 27-May-2015. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cuyahoga River at Independence are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 23.29 ft on 06/23/2006
(2) 22.73 ft on 02/28/2011
(3) 22.41 ft on 01/22/1959
(4) 22.06 ft on 09/15/1979
(5) 21.77 ft on 12/30/1990
(6) 21.66 ft on 05/22/2004
(7) 21.12 ft on 07/22/2003
(8) 20.70 ft on 02/17/1976
(9) 20.64 ft on 01/06/2007
(10) 20.64 ft on 08/13/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.14 ft on 05/13/2014
(2) 18.32 ft on 12/06/2011
(3) 22.73 ft on 02/28/2011
(4) 20.55 ft on 02/06/2008
(5) 17.01 ft on 03/02/2007 (P)
(6) 20.64 ft on 01/06/2007
(7) 18.30 ft on 12/01/2006
(8) 23.29 ft on 06/23/2006
(9) 19.58 ft on 01/12/2005
(10) 21.66 ft on 05/22/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.18 ft on 06/30/1989

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27 The river gage is flooded. Historic flooding in the valley.
24 Record flooding expected. Highest recorded crest of 23.33 feet resulted in signficant flood losses. Several homes and businesses near the river will be flooded.
23.5 500 year flood level.
22 100 year flood level. Several homes along the Cuyahoga River flooded with major losses.
21 100 year flood. Property along Canal, Frances, Murray, Rockside, and Cloverleaf Roads in the village of Valley View inundated.
18.5 Extensive flooding occurs along Gleeson, Charles, Frances, and Stone Streets. Canal Road will be flooded in portions of Valley View. Many roads may become impassable.
17 Water reaches Murray and Fosdick Roads in Valley View. Portions of Exchange Road, Wall Street, and Cloverleaf Road inundated.
16 Floodwaters begin encroaching on Canal Road in the village of Valley View.
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Latitude: 41.395278° N, Longitude: 81.630000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 583.57 ft 599.57 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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