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Ohio River at Maysville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 34.31 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.32 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.31 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.31 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.31 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.3 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.3 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.3 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.32 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.38 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.39 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.39 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.38 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.39 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.39 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.38 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.34 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.33 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.32 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.33 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.35 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.34 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.34 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 34.34 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.31 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.32 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.3 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.3 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.29 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.29 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.28 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.27 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.26 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.26 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.23 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.23 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 9:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.18 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.17 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.18 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.18 ft at 12:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.18 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.22 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.22 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.23 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.23 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.22 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.22 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.22 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.24 ft at 2:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.23 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.24 ft at 3:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.22 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.18 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.19 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.16 ft at 6:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.15 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.14 ft at 7:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.15 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.15 ft at 9:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.14 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.12 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.1 ft at 11:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.09 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.07 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.08 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.07 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.06 ft at 3:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.07 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.08 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.08 ft at 6:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.08 ft at 7:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.08 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.07 ft at 9:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.07 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.07 ft at 10:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.06 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 34.06 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.06 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.06 ft at 1:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.08 ft at 2:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.12 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.14 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.15 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.2 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.23 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.28 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.31 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.34 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.33 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.34 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.38 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 3:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 4:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 5:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.39 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.4 ft at 6:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.4 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 7:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 8:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 9:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.38 ft at 10:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 11:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 34.4 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 12:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.41 ft at 1:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 2:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 3:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 4:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 5:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 6:30AM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 7:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 8:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 9:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 10:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 10:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 11:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 12:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 1:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 2:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 3:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 3:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 4:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 4:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 5:00PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 5:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 6:00PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 6:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 7:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 8:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 8:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 9:00PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 9:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 10:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.43 ft at 10:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.44 ft at 11:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 34.45 ft at 11:30PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 12:00AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 12:30AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Observation: 34.46 ft at 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 1:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 34.42 ft at 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 34.4 ft 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 34.3 ft 2:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 34.3 ft 8:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 34.3 ft 2:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 34.3 ft 8:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 34.2 ft 2:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 8:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 2:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 34.1 ft 8:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 2:00PM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 8:00PM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 2:00AM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 8:00AM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 2:00PM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 8:00PM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 2:00AM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 8:00AM Oct 29, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMYVK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:04AM Oct 25, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:51AM Oct 24)Latest observed value: 34.42 ft at 2:00 AM EDT 25-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 50 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Maysville are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:66
Moderate Flood Stage:58
Flood Stage:50
Action Stage:48

Historical Crests
(1) 75.60 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 68.80 ft on 03/31/1913
(3) 65.70 ft on 02/14/1884
(4) 65.50 ft on 03/09/1945
(5) 64.10 ft on 04/17/1948
(6) 62.65 ft on 03/13/1964
(7) 61.20 ft on 03/05/1997
(8) 60.94 ft on 03/02/1962
(9) 60.40 ft on 01/03/1943
(10) 59.20 ft on 03/18/1907
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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79 This stage will surpass the flood of record at Maysville. The floodwall protects the city of Maysville to a stage just above 79 feet. Major flooding outside of the flood wall can be expected in areas near Maysville Kentucky and Ripley Ohio. Major property damage and evacuations will occur. Also...all of Aberdeen Ohio is flooded.
75.59 This flood will equal the highest stage on record. While the city of Maysville is protected to a level just above 79 feet...major flooding is widespread through other areas of Mason county and along the Ohio side of the river from near Manchester...to Aberdeen to near Higginsport. Hundreds of homes and businesses are flooded and much of route 52 and Kentucky route 8 is flooded...as well as backwater flooding affecting streams entering into the Ohio river.
66 Major flooding occurs...with the flood plain near the Ohio River in both Ohio and Kentucky completely inundated. Numerous homes are evacuated...especially in Manchester...Aberdeen...Huntington Park and Ripley along the Ohio side of the river. The city of Maysville itself is protected to a stage just above 79 feet...but major flooding occurs along the river in both Ohio and Kentucky.
64 Significant flooding occurs...with about half of Ripley...Augusta...Higginsport and Aberdeen flooded. While the city of Maysville itself is protected by floodwalls to a level just above 79 feet...all of the floodplain is inundated outside of this protection.
60 Significant flooding occurs in portions of Manchester...Ripley and Aberdeen Ohio. Water enters homes and businesses in these communities...mainly structures between US 52 and the river...as well as any structures close to streams...which will incur major backwater flooding. The city of Maysville itself is protected to a level just above 79 feet.
58 Moderate flooding occurs along the river especially on the Ohio side...in Adams and Brown Counties. Stretches of Route 52 are flooded...and backwater flooding closes portions of Route 221 and other secondary roads along creeks. The City of Maysville itself is protected to a stage just above 79 feet. Some homes and businesses between Route 52 and the river are flooded. Some structures in and near Augusta and Dover on the Kentucky side of the river are flooded.
56 Flooding occurs along the river especially on the Ohio side...in Adams and Brown Counties. Stretches of Route 52 are flooded...and backwater flooding closes portions of Route 221 and other secondary roads along creeks. The City of Maysville itself is protected to a stage just above 79 feet.
55 Widespread backwater flooding can be expected and roads near the river become flooded...especially on the Ohio side of the river. Portions of Routes 52 and 221 in Brown County flood...as well as secondary roads along Eagle Creek and Straight Creek. The city of Maysville itself is protected to a stage just above 79 feet.
53.5 Flooding occurs in low areas of Ripley and Aberdeen Ohio. Areas within the flood plain are increasingly inundated. Backwater and lowland flooding can be expected along the river. The city of Maysville itself is protected to a stage just above 79 feet.
52 Backwater flooding traveling up Red Oak creek near Ripley Ohio results in flooding along and east of Cherry Street...with water also approaching the Ripley Post Office.
51 Water enters Huntington Park power plant and backwater and lowland flooding begins along creeks near Maysville. Backwater flooding also begins in Brown county...especially along Eagle and Straight Creeks. The city of Maysville itself is protected by flood walls to a stage just above 79 feet.
50 Flooding of lowland areas near the river occurs in Mason County. Backwater flooding into creeks and streams can also be expected. The city of Maysville itself is protected by flood walls to stages just above 79 feet.
49 Flooding of lowland areas near the river occurs in Mason county. Backwater flooding into creeks and streams can also be expected. Flooding also begins in Brown county...especially along Eagle and Straight creeks. The city of Maysville itself is protected to a stage of 79 feet.
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Latitude: 38.648611° N, Longitude: 83.763611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 50 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 450.147 500.147 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 451.50 ft 501.50 ft  

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