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Cuyahoga River at Independence Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.22 ft at 2:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.23 ft at 3:00AM May 03, 2016Highest Observation: 6.25 ft at 3:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.12 ft at 4:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.15 ft at 4:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.1 ft at 5:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.13 ft at 5:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.06 ft at 6:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.12 ft at 6:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.08 ft at 7:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.06 ft at 7:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6 ft at 8:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 6.03 ft at 8:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.99 ft at 9:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.98 ft at 9:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.96 ft at 10:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.99 ft at 10:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.95 ft at 11:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.93 ft at 11:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.93 ft at 12:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.9 ft at 1:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.81 ft at 1:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.84 ft at 2:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.71 ft at 4:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.7 ft at 4:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.68 ft at 5:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.63 ft at 6:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.59 ft at 6:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.54 ft at 7:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.54 ft at 7:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.52 ft at 8:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.55 ft at 8:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.35 ft at 9:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.28 ft at 11:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 12:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.28 ft at 12:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.23 ft at 1:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.22 ft at 1:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.16 ft at 2:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.15 ft at 2:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.16 ft at 3:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.08 ft at 3:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5 ft at 4:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 5 ft at 5:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.91 ft at 8:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.83 ft at 9:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.85 ft at 9:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.82 ft at 10:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.79 ft at 11:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.77 ft at 12:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.75 ft at 1:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.74 ft at 1:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.71 ft at 2:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.71 ft at 2:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.71 ft at 3:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.71 ft at 4:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.71 ft at 4:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.68 ft at 5:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.68 ft at 6:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.68 ft at 6:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.67 ft at 8:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.64 ft at 8:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.67 ft at 9:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.64 ft at 9:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.63 ft at 10:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.63 ft at 10:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.63 ft at 11:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.62 ft at 11:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 4.63 ft at 12:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.61 ft at 12:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.62 ft at 1:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.58 ft at 2:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.57 ft at 3:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.56 ft at 3:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.57 ft at 4:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.59 ft at 4:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.63 ft at 5:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.56 ft at 5:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.58 ft at 6:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.58 ft at 6:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.56 ft at 7:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.58 ft at 7:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.56 ft at 8:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.61 ft at 8:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.58 ft at 9:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.6 ft at 9:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.6 ft at 10:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.58 ft at 10:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.56 ft at 11:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.54 ft at 11:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.55 ft at 12:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.48 ft at 1:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.51 ft at 1:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.46 ft at 2:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.45 ft at 2:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.44 ft at 3:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.46 ft at 4:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.43 ft at 4:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.45 ft at 6:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.44 ft at 7:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.47 ft at 8:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.44 ft at 8:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.45 ft at 9:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.45 ft at 9:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.41 ft at 10:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.41 ft at 10:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.39 ft at 11:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 4.38 ft at 12:30AM May 06, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 2:00AM May 06, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00AM May 06, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 2:00PM May 06, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00PM May 06, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00AM May 07, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00AM May 07, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00PM May 07, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00PM May 07, 2016Highest Forecast: 4.6 ft 2:00AM May 08, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00AM May 08, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00PM May 08, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00PM May 08, 2016Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00AM May 09, 2016Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00AM May 09, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00PM May 09, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00PM May 09, 2016Forecast: 4.1 ft 2:00AM May 10, 2016Forecast: 4.1 ft 8:00AM May 10, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesINDO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:31AM May 6, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 10:21AM May 5)Latest observed value: 4.38 ft at 12:30 AM EDT 6-May-2016. 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) 19.51 ft on 06/27/2015
(2) 18.14 ft on 05/13/2014
(3) 18.32 ft on 12/06/2011
(4) 22.73 ft on 02/28/2011
(5) 20.55 ft on 02/06/2008
(6) 17.01 ft on 03/02/2007 (P)
(7) 20.64 ft on 01/06/2007
(8) 18.30 ft on 12/01/2006
(9) 23.29 ft on 06/23/2006
(10) 19.58 ft on 01/12/2005
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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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