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Cuyahoga River at Independence Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.19 ft at 1:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 2:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 2:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 3:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 3:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 4:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 4:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 5:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 5:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 6:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 6:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 7:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 7:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 8:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 8:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 9:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 9:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 10:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 10:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 11:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 11:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 12:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 12:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 1:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 1:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 2:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 2:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 3:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 3:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 4:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 4:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 5:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 5:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 6:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 7:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 7:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 8:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 8:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 9:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 9:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 10:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 10:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 11:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 11:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 12:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 12:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 1:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 1:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 2:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.22 ft at 3:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.23 ft at 3:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.24 ft at 4:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 4:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 5:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 5:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 6:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.3 ft at 6:30AM Nov 16, 2017Highest Observation: 3.31 ft at 7:00AM Nov 16, 2017Highest Observation: 3.31 ft at 7:30AM Nov 16, 2017Highest Observation: 3.31 ft at 8:00AM Nov 16, 2017Highest Observation: 3.31 ft at 8:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.3 ft at 9:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 9:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 10:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 10:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 11:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 11:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.26 ft at 12:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 12:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 1:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.24 ft at 1:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.2 ft at 3:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.2 ft at 3:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.19 ft at 4:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 4:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.19 ft at 5:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 5:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 6:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 6:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 7:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 7:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 8:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 8:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.19 ft at 10:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 10:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 11:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 11:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 12:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 12:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 1:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 1:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 2:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.17 ft at 2:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 3:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 3:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 4:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 4:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 5:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 5:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 6:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 6:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 7:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 7:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 8:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 8:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 9:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 9:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 10:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 10:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 11:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.15 ft at 11:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 12:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 12:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 1:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 1:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 2:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 2:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 3:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 3:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 4:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 4:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 5:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 5:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 7:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 7:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 8:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 10:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 10:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 11:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 11:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 3.13 ft at 12:00AM Nov 18, 2017Observed: 3.12 ft at 12:30AM Nov 18, 2017Forecast: 3.6 ft 7:00AM Nov 18, 2017Forecast: 4.6 ft 1:00PM Nov 18, 2017Forecast: 5.6 ft 7:00PM Nov 18, 2017Forecast: 6.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 19, 2017Forecast: 7.6 ft 7:00AM Nov 19, 2017Highest Forecast: 7.9 ft 1:00PM Nov 19, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00PM Nov 19, 2017Forecast: 7.4 ft 1:00AM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 6.9 ft 7:00AM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00PM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 6.1 ft 7:00PM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 5.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 21, 2017Forecast: 5.6 ft 7:00AM Nov 21, 2017Forecast: 5.4 ft 1:00PM Nov 21, 2017Forecast: 5.2 ft 7:00PM Nov 21, 2017Forecast: 5.1 ft 1:00AM Nov 22, 2017Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Nov 22, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesINDO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:16AM Nov 18, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 10:25AM Nov 17)Latest observed value: 3.12 ft at 12:30 AM EST 18-Nov-2017. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cuyahoga River at Independence are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18.5
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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 08/13/1994
(10) 20.64 ft on 01/06/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.50 ft on 01/13/2017
(2) 19.51 ft on 06/27/2015
(3) 18.14 ft on 05/13/2014
(4) 18.32 ft on 12/06/2011
(5) 22.73 ft on 02/28/2011
(6) 20.55 ft on 02/06/2008
(7) 17.01 ft on 03/02/2007 (P)
(8) 20.64 ft on 01/06/2007
(9) 18.30 ft on 12/01/2006
(10) 23.29 ft on 06/23/2006
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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. Comparable river flows as that of the historic 1913 flood.
23.5 Comparable with the FEMA 0.2 percent flood and exceeding the flood of 2006.
22 Comparable with the FEMA 1 percent flood. Several homes along the Cuyahoga River flooded with major losses. Industrial and residential properties north of Rockside Road impacted.
21 Property along Canal, Frances, Murray, Rockside, and Cloverleaf Roads in the village of Valley View inundated. Water extends to Commerce Parkway, Wall Street, Exchange Road, and Cloverleaf Parkway.
19.5 Homes and businesses flooded in Valley View. Numerous road closures.
19 Water inundates along Gleeson, Charles, Frances, and Stone Streets in Valley View. Many roads may become impassable. Water is out of banks in Brecksville Reservation and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
18.5 Water backs up on Murray and Fosdick Roads in Valley View. Portions of Exchange Road, Wall Street, and Cloverleaf Road inundated.
17 Sagamore Run, Tinkers Creek, and Mill Creek backup due to high flows on the Cuyahoga River. Canal Road inundated.
16 Floodwaters begin encroaching on Canal Road in the village of Valley View.
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Latitude: 41.395278° N, Longitude: 81.629850° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
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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