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Ohio River at Cincinnati Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 27.32 ft at 7:45AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.33 ft at 8:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.35 ft at 8:15AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.36 ft at 8:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.37 ft at 8:45AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.38 ft at 9:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.4 ft at 9:15AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.4 ft at 9:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.41 ft at 9:45AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.42 ft at 10:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.43 ft at 10:15AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.43 ft at 10:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.43 ft at 10:45AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.43 ft at 11:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.43 ft at 11:15AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.44 ft at 11:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.44 ft at 11:45AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.46 ft at 12:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.47 ft at 12:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.49 ft at 12:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.5 ft at 12:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.52 ft at 1:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.59 ft at 2:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.6 ft at 2:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.62 ft at 2:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.64 ft at 3:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.68 ft at 3:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.71 ft at 3:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.73 ft at 3:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.76 ft at 4:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.8 ft at 4:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.85 ft at 4:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.88 ft at 4:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.91 ft at 5:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 27.93 ft at 5:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.2 ft at 5:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.22 ft at 5:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.25 ft at 6:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.28 ft at 6:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.29 ft at 6:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.31 ft at 6:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.34 ft at 7:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.36 ft at 7:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.37 ft at 7:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.43 ft at 7:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.46 ft at 8:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.49 ft at 8:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.52 ft at 8:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.55 ft at 8:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.58 ft at 9:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.63 ft at 9:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.72 ft at 9:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.76 ft at 9:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.8 ft at 10:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.85 ft at 10:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 28.89 ft at 10:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 29 ft at 10:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 29.05 ft at 11:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 29.09 ft at 11:15PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 29.15 ft at 11:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 29.14 ft at 11:45PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 29.26 ft at 12:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.32 ft at 12:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.38 ft at 12:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.46 ft at 12:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.48 ft at 1:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.5 ft at 1:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.51 ft at 1:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.52 ft at 1:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.55 ft at 2:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.56 ft at 2:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.59 ft at 2:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.6 ft at 2:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.61 ft at 3:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.63 ft at 3:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.64 ft at 3:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.66 ft at 3:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.68 ft at 4:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.69 ft at 4:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.72 ft at 4:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.74 ft at 4:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.76 ft at 5:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.84 ft at 5:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 29.87 ft at 5:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.03 ft at 5:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.04 ft at 6:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.05 ft at 6:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.08 ft at 6:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.1 ft at 6:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.12 ft at 7:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.14 ft at 7:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.15 ft at 7:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.16 ft at 7:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.18 ft at 8:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.2 ft at 8:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 30.21 ft at 8:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 32.92 ft at 9:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 33.19 ft at 9:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 33.3 ft at 9:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 33.41 ft at 10:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 33.52 ft at 10:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 33.63 ft at 10:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 33.79 ft at 10:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 33.94 ft at 11:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 34.03 ft at 11:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 34.14 ft at 11:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 34.25 ft at 11:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 34.94 ft at 12:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 35.05 ft at 12:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 35.23 ft at 12:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 35.33 ft at 12:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 35.46 ft at 1:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 35.95 ft at 2:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.11 ft at 2:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.24 ft at 2:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.34 ft at 3:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.42 ft at 3:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.55 ft at 3:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.66 ft at 3:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.79 ft at 4:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 36.93 ft at 4:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.07 ft at 4:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.18 ft at 4:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.33 ft at 5:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.4 ft at 5:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.5 ft at 5:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.65 ft at 5:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.74 ft at 6:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.84 ft at 6:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 37.94 ft at 6:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.04 ft at 6:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.08 ft at 7:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.24 ft at 7:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.36 ft at 7:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.48 ft at 7:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.57 ft at 8:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.68 ft at 8:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.71 ft at 8:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.79 ft at 8:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.87 ft at 9:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 38.95 ft at 9:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.14 ft at 9:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.21 ft at 9:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.32 ft at 10:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.4 ft at 10:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.47 ft at 10:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.56 ft at 10:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.65 ft at 11:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.71 ft at 11:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.83 ft at 11:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 39.95 ft at 11:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 40.08 ft at 12:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.17 ft at 12:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.24 ft at 12:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.32 ft at 12:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.4 ft at 1:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.52 ft at 1:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.6 ft at 1:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.68 ft at 1:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.76 ft at 2:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.8 ft at 2:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.89 ft at 2:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 40.95 ft at 2:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.07 ft at 3:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.21 ft at 3:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.28 ft at 3:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.33 ft at 3:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.41 ft at 4:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.48 ft at 4:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.56 ft at 4:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.63 ft at 4:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.68 ft at 5:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.73 ft at 5:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.81 ft at 5:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.89 ft at 5:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 41.95 ft at 6:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.08 ft at 6:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.15 ft at 6:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.23 ft at 6:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.3 ft at 7:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.4 ft at 7:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.52 ft at 7:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.6 ft at 7:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.68 ft at 8:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.76 ft at 8:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.83 ft at 8:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.91 ft at 8:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 42.96 ft at 9:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.03 ft at 9:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.09 ft at 9:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.15 ft at 9:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.22 ft at 10:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.29 ft at 10:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.32 ft at 10:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.37 ft at 10:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.51 ft at 11:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.59 ft at 11:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.67 ft at 11:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.72 ft at 11:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.8 ft at 12:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 43.92 ft at 12:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.03 ft at 12:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.08 ft at 12:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.17 ft at 1:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.5 ft at 2:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.57 ft at 2:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.64 ft at 2:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.76 ft at 3:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.84 ft at 3:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.92 ft at 3:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 44.96 ft at 3:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.04 ft at 4:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.11 ft at 4:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.16 ft at 4:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.2 ft at 4:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.29 ft at 5:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.33 ft at 5:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.38 ft at 5:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.44 ft at 5:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.51 ft at 6:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.6 ft at 6:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.66 ft at 6:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.73 ft at 6:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.81 ft at 7:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.88 ft at 7:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 45.96 ft at 7:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.01 ft at 7:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.08 ft at 8:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.13 ft at 8:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.2 ft at 8:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.21 ft at 8:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.31 ft at 9:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.35 ft at 9:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.4 ft at 9:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.47 ft at 9:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.54 ft at 10:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.58 ft at 10:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.63 ft at 10:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.65 ft at 10:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.73 ft at 11:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.77 ft at 11:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.8 ft at 11:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.88 ft at 11:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 46.92 ft at 12:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47 ft at 12:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.03 ft at 12:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.08 ft at 12:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.11 ft at 1:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.2 ft at 1:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.24 ft at 1:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.28 ft at 1:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.32 ft at 2:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.36 ft at 2:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.45 ft at 2:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.51 ft at 2:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.53 ft at 3:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.61 ft at 3:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.65 ft at 3:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.7 ft at 3:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.73 ft at 4:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.8 ft at 4:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.84 ft at 4:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.88 ft at 4:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.93 ft at 5:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 47.96 ft at 5:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 48 ft at 5:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 48.06 ft at 5:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 48.11 ft at 6:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 48.17 ft at 6:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 48.21 ft at 6:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 48.26 ft at 6:45AM Mar 06, 2015Highest Observation: 48.3 ft at 7:00AM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 48.9 ft 1:00PM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 49.9 ft 7:00PM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 50.8 ft 1:00AM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 51.6 ft 7:00AM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 52.1 ft 1:00PM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 52.6 ft 7:00PM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 53.1 ft 1:00AM Mar 08, 2015Highest Forecast: 53.6 ft 8:00AM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 53.5 ft 2:00PM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 53.4 ft 8:00PM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 52.8 ft 2:00AM Mar 09, 2015Forecast: 50.1 ft 8:00AM Mar 09, 2015Forecast: 46.9 ft 2:00PM Mar 09, 2015Forecast: 43.5 ft 8:00PM Mar 09, 2015Forecast: 40.8 ft 2:00AM Mar 10, 2015Forecast: 38.5 ft 8:00AM Mar 10, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCCNO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:33AM Mar 6, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 12:01PM Mar 5)Latest observed value: 48.3 ft at 7:00 AM EST 6-Mar-2015. Flood Stage is 52 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice. Forecast flows are unadjusted for ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Cincinnati are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height estimated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 using the NGS VERTCON conversion program

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 65
Moderate Flood Stage: 56
Flood Stage: 52
Action Stage: 40
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 80.00 ft on 01/26/1937
(2) 71.10 ft on 02/14/1884
(3) 69.90 ft on 04/01/1913
(4) 69.20 ft on 03/07/1945
(5) 66.30 ft on 02/15/1883
(6) 66.20 ft on 03/11/1964
(7) 65.20 ft on 01/21/1907
(8) 64.80 ft on 04/18/1948
(9) 64.70 ft on 03/05/1997
(10) 63.60 ft on 03/21/1933
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 55.33 ft on 04/26/2011
(2) 55.89 ft on 03/13/2011
(3) 41.64 ft on 12/05/2010
(4) 47.50 ft on 05/05/2010
(5) 50.97 ft on 03/17/2010
(6) 51.94 ft on 03/20/2008
(7) 47.30 ft on 03/05/2007
(8) 46.90 ft on 01/18/2007
(9) 41.60 ft on 10/22/2006
(10) 56.66 ft on 01/11/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.90 ft on 09/17/1881
(2) 2.30 ft on 10/08/1862
(3) 2.30 ft on 09/22/1874
(4) 2.30 ft on 10/27/1895
(5) 2.40 ft on 10/23/1879

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80 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Huge amounts of property damage occurs all along the Ohio River, with devastating backwater flooding also occurring along Ohio River tributaries. The City of Cincinnati becomes flooded at low areas near the river, with many Ohio River communities flooded. Backwater flooding along the Little Miami River and other rivers also results in major damage. Thousands of evacuations are necessary.
76 Major flooding occurs along the river in Hamilton and Clermont Counties in Ohio, as well as Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky. Hundreds of homes and businesses are flooded. Significant backwater flooding also occurs along the Little Miami, Great Miami and Licking Rivers.
72 Major flooding continues within the flood plain along the Ohio River, especially in portions of California, New Richmond, and the East End of Cincinnati in Ohio, Ludlow and Bromley in Kentucky, and Lawrenceburg and Aurora in Indiana. Hundreds of homes and businesses are flooded as are many low-lying roads near the river. Street flooding worsens along the river in Cincinnati, with the flood waters reaching Third and Culvert Streets. Route 52 is flooded in low areas from Cincinnati to Portsmouth, Ohio.
71 Major flooding continues within the flood plain, especially in portions of California and the East End. Street flooding occurs along Pete Rose and Mehring Way, as well as Eastern Avenue and River Road. Ludlow and Bromley, Kentucky incur major flooding, as well as Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana. From Cincinnati to New Richmond, many areas along Route 52 are flooded. Backwater flooding affects low areas along the Little Miami, Licking and Great Miami Rivers.
70 This is just above the FEMA 1 percent flood. Widespread flooding between Fort Washington Way and the river occurs. Inundation of unprotected property in Ohio extends from Cincinnati upsteam along and south of Route 52. Downstream of Cincinnati, most property between Route 50 and the river is flooded. In Kentucky, widespread inundation occurs in unprotected areas between Route 8 and the river. In Indiana, unprotected areas from near Route 56 to the river are inundated including Aurora.
69 Hundreds of homes and businesses in the Tri-State are flooded. Major flooding spreads through areas with no flood protection, with California, the East End, Aurora, and areas of Rising Sun between Poplar Street and the river having the most severe inundation.
66 Many riverfront streets are flooded, such as Pete Rose Way and Delta and Congress Avenues. The East End and California experience major flooding with numerous homes and businesses severely flooded. Major flooding occurs in many areas near Route 52 from the East End through much of southern Ohio Township in Clermont County. Major flooding occurs in Aurora, Indiana, as well as Ludlow and Bromley, Kentucky. Indiana Route 56 is inundated in many locations with Route 50 also flooded near the river.
64 Major flooding continues in portions of the East End and in California with numerous homes near the river flooded. Areas along Route 52 through Ohio Township in Clermont County are also flooded. In addition to flooding along and near Route 52 in Ohio, Route 56 in Indiana and Kentucky Route 8 are flooded. Much of the Village of New Richmond experiences major flooding. Portions of Ludlow and Bromley, Kentucky and Aurora, Indiana also experience flooding of riverside homes and businesses.
63 Major flooding occurs in portions of the East End and California, as well as areas along Route 52 through Ohio Township in Clermont County. Much of the Village of New Richmond experiences major flooding. Portions of Ludlow and Bromley, Kentucky and Aurora, Indiana experience moderate flooding. Numerous homes and businesses are flooded along the river. The Fort Washington Way Transportation Center is also impacted.
61 Flooding worsens in the East End, as well as along the riverfront. Pete Rose Way becomes flooded and Kellogg Road flooding worsens. Many homes and businesses in the East End and California are significantly flooded. Much of Route 52 continues to flood between Cincinnati and New Richmond. Backwater flooding up the Little Miami River affects Anderson Township up to Newtown. Low-lying roads in Newport, Ludlow and Bromley, Kentucky flood, as well as portions of Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana.
60 Significant road flooding occurs in Newport, Kentucky. Much of southern Ohio Township in Clermont County floods, including about half of New Richmond. Flooding continues to worsen on Route 52. Backwater flooding worsens along the Little Miami and Licking Rivers, and flooding occurs in the East End sections of Cincinnati.
59 Much of Route 52 is flooded from Cincinnati to New Richmond. Significant flooding occurs in California, Ohio, with several roads, Coney Island, and Riverbend Music Theater mostly underwater. Backwater flooding affects many roads in Anderson Township. Several low roads in the East End are also flooded. Portions of Route 8 in northern Kentucky become flooded, as well as portions of Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana. Many low areas require evacuations.
58 Numerous homes and businesses are affected. Backwater flooding results in evacuations along the Little Miami River. Communities hardest hit by flooding include the East End, California, New Richmond, Bromley and Ludlow, Kentucky, and Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Mill Division Newport Steel Company and buildings at Coney Island flood. The area around Freeman Avenue and along Mehring Way flood, as well as between Gest and Elm on Pete Rose Way.
57 Moderate flooding occurs in the East End, California and others areas of Anderson Township. Backwater flooding along the Little Miami River makes some evacuations necessary in low areas from California to Newtown. Areas of New Richmond also require evacuations. Ludlow and Bromley in Kentucky become flooded in low areas, as well as portions of Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Portions of Route 52 in Ohio, State Route 56 in Indiana, and State Route 8 in Kentucky are flooded.
56.5 Significant flooding of California occurs. Backwater flooding along the Little Miami River intensifies, with low-lying areas from California to Newtown needing evacuations in some areas. The East End experiences flooding of some streets, homes and businesses, as well as low-lying areas near New Richmond in Clermont County. State Route 8 in Kentucky is flooded in low areas, as well as State Route 56 in Indiana and Route 52 in Ohio.
56 Widespread backwater flooding occurs along creeks and streams in northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana bordering the river, with State Route 8 in Kentucky and State Route 56 in Indiana flooded in areas. Backwater flooding also affects Anderson Township, flooding numerous roads and making evacuations necessary in areas. Locations most affected include low-lying areas near New Richmond, the East End, California and Anderson Township.
55.5 Flooding affects much of northern Kentucky, southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana, including backwater flooding traveling up creeks emptying into the Ohio River. Low-lying roads near the river flood, with much of Anderson Township, Ohio near the river affected. Flooding occurs along sections of Route 52 in southeast Hamilton and Clermont Counties. Low-lying roads in Bromley and Ludlow also flood, as well as stretches of Route 8 in Kentucky, and Old State Route 56 near Aurora, Indiana.
55 Backwater flooding continues to affect much of northern Kentucky, southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana. Low-lying roads near the river continue to flood, with much of Anderson Township, Ohio, the East End and California near the river affected. Flooding begins to affect sections of Route 52 in southeast Hamilton and Clermont Counties. Low-lying roads in Bromley and Ludlow also flood.
54 Backwater flooding spreads up the lower Little Miami River as far upstream as Newtown, with flooding worsening in California and in Anderson Township. Low-lying areas near New Richmond in Clermont County also flood. Flooding also worsens in the East End. Flooding near Petersburg, Kentucky along Belleview Road near the Woolper Creek Bridge occurs, as well as near Old State Route 56 and Water Street near Aurora, Indiana.
53 The access road at Covington Landing becomes flooded. Flooding begins on Riverside Drive in Covington. Flooding in California worsens as well as in Anderson Township. New Richmond in Clermont County also experiences flooding, as well as worsening flooding in the East End. Backwater flooding up Laughery Creek between Dearborn and Ohio Counties in Indiana causes flooding along Nelson Road and Cole Lane.
52 Increasing sections of Kellogg Avenue from east of Delta Avenue upstream to near Coney Island to near Eight Mile Road are flooded, as well as parts of Humbert Avenue in the East End of Cincinnati. Most of Public Landing is flooded, as well as Riverside Park off River Road.
51 Water begins to cover more areas of Kellogg Avenue from east of Delta Avenue upstream to near Coney Island to near Eight Mile Road. Parts of Humbert Avenue in the East End of Cincinnati also begin to flood. Most of Public Landing becomes flooded, as well as Riverside Park off River Road.
50 Water begins to cover low areas of Kellogg Avenue from east of Delta Avenue upstream to near Coney Island and River Downs. Parts of Humbert Avenue in the East End of Cincinnati also begin to flood. Some of Public Landing becomes flooded, as well as Riverside Park off River Road.
48 Flooding in California, Ohio spreads further up Eldorado Street, and flooding worsens along Kellogg Avenue near near Coney Island and Riverbend Music Theater.
42 Flooding begins east of Cincinnati near California, with some flooding near Coney Island and Riverbend Music Theater.
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Latitude: 39.094444° N, Longitude: 84.511111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 52 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 428.23 480.23 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 428.88 ft 480.88 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 429.61 ft ORD 481.61 ft ORD  

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