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Scioto River at Chillicothe Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 2.14 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Observation: 2.14 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 3:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 4:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 7:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 8:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 10:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 2:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 3:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 5:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 7:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 8:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 9:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 10:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 10:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 1:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 1:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 5:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 5:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 6:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 6:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 12:00AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 12:30AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:00AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:30AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:00AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:30AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:00AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:30AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:00AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:30AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 5:00AM Oct 26, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCHCO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:18AM Oct 26, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.94 ft at 5:00 AM EDT 26-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Scioto River at Chillicothe 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:36
Moderate Flood Stage:22
Flood Stage:16
Action Stage:14

Historical Crests
(1) 39.80 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 32.50 ft on 01/23/1959
(3) 28.30 ft on 03/24/1898
(4) 27.80 ft on 01/23/1937
(5) 26.80 ft on 01/28/1952
(6) 26.00 ft on 02/28/1929
(7) 25.70 ft on 03/08/1945
(8) 25.20 ft on 03/06/1963
(9) 24.55 ft on 03/11/1964
(10) 23.90 ft on 04/21/1940
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.50 ft on 08/01/1930
(2) 0.80 ft on 10/01/1922
(3) 0.90 ft on 10/01/1923

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40 Water begins to flow onto High Street and will already be across the Paint Street Bridge...Railroad Bridge and the Bridge Street bridge. Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the river throughout Ross County.
36 Water flows onto the Paint Street Bridge and will already be across the Railroad Bridge in the southeast part of Chillicothe and the South Bridge Street bridge. Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the river throughout Ross County.
30.5 This is similar to the FEMA 1 percent flood. Flooding occurs on North Bridge Street and Eastern Avenue near the river in Chillicothe. Portions of State Route 207 and State Route 205 are flooded. Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the river throughout Ross County.
25 Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the Scioto River throughout Ross County...with evacuations continuing for residents in low areas along the river.
23 Flooding is widespread through lowland areas of Ross County. Some roadways are flooded...with numerous homes inundated in Yellowbud. Extensive crop losses occur during the growing season.
22 Lowland flooding continues near Chillicothe. In Yellowbud...several homes are inundated due to backwater flooding from the Scioto into Yellowbud creek.
19.3 Significant lowland flooding occurs along the Scioto River in Ross County. While Chillicothe itself has only minimal flooding...backwater flooding along Yellowbud Creek results in significant flooding near Yellowbud.
17 Lowland areas begin to flood along the Scioto River in Ross County. Backwater flooding from the Scioto begins to affect Yellowbud Creek...with lowland flooding beginning near Yellowbud.
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Latitude: 39.341389° N, Longitude: 82.971111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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(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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 594.05 ft 610.05 ft  

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