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Wabash River near Hutsonville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Forecast: 23.3 ft 1:00PM Jul 05, 2015Forecast: 23.2 ft 7:00PM Jul 05, 2015Forecast: 23.1 ft 1:00AM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 23 ft 7:00AM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 22.8 ft 1:00PM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 22.7 ft 7:00PM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 22.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 22.4 ft 7:00AM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 22.2 ft 1:00PM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 22.1 ft 7:00PM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 21.9 ft 1:00AM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 21.7 ft 7:00AM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 21.5 ft 1:00PM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 21.4 ft 7:00PM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 21.2 ft 1:00AM Jul 09, 2015Forecast: 21 ft 7:00AM Jul 09, 2015Forecast: 20.8 ft 1:00PM Jul 09, 2015Forecast: 20.5 ft 7:00PM Jul 09, 2015Forecast: 20.3 ft 1:00AM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 20.1 ft 7:00AM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 19.9 ft 1:00PM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 19.6 ft 7:00PM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 19.4 ft 1:00AM Jul 11, 2015Forecast: 19.2 ft 7:00AM Jul 11, 2015Forecast: 18.9 ft 1:00PM Jul 11, 2015Forecast: 18.7 ft 7:00PM Jul 11, 2015Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 12, 2015Forecast: 18.2 ft 7:00AM Jul 12, 2015Forecast: 17.9 ft 1:00PM Jul 12, 2015Forecast: 17.6 ft 7:00PM Jul 12, 2015Forecast: 17.3 ft 1:00AM Jul 13, 2015Forecast: 17.1 ft 7:00AM Jul 13, 2015Forecast: 16.9 ft 1:00PM Jul 13, 2015Forecast: 16.6 ft 7:00PM Jul 13, 2015Forecast: 16.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 14, 2015Forecast: 16.3 ft 7:00AM Jul 14, 2015Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00PM Jul 14, 2015Forecast: 15.9 ft 7:00PM Jul 14, 2015Forecast: 15.8 ft 1:00AM Jul 15, 2015Forecast: 15.7 ft 7:00AM Jul 15, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHUTI2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:35PM Jul 5, 2015)Forecast (issued 8:19AM Jul 5)Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Wabash River near Hutsonville 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: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.80 ft on 03/30/1913
(2) 29.45 ft on 01/17/2005
(3) 29.30 ft on 06/17/1958
(4) 29.20 ft on 04/25/2013
(5) 28.70 ft on 03/01/1985
(6) 28.60 ft on 05/22/1943
(7) 28.40 ft on 01/09/1950
(8) 28.40 ft on 06/10/2008
(9) 28.00 ft on 01/04/1991
(10) 27.90 ft on 02/16/1959
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.20 ft on 04/25/2013
(2) 19.10 ft on 01/17/2013
(3) 27.40 ft on 05/02/2011
(4) 22.80 ft on 03/07/2011
(5) 23.50 ft on 06/28/2010
(6) 22.90 ft on 02/18/2009
(7) 28.40 ft on 06/10/2008
(8) 21.70 ft on 03/22/2008
(9) 26.50 ft on 02/12/2008
(10) 23.10 ft on 01/15/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.60 ft on 09/27/1941
(2) 2.70 ft on 09/13/1966
(3) 2.80 ft on 02/10/1977
(4) 2.80 ft on 01/07/1964
(5) 3.00 ft on 12/23/1960
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29.4 At 8:30 pm Monday, January 17, 2005, the Island Creek levee located on the north side of State Road 154 failed. The water level in the town of Hutsonville dropped 5 inches by 11 pm. The river level at the Hutsonville Power Plant showed a fall from 29.4 or 29.5 feet at 11 pm EST to 28.3 feet at 4 am EST. The river level was 28.0 feet at 8 am EST. It is believed the levee failed as the crest approached Hutsonville. This levee failed during the May 1943 and June 1958 at a similar level.
29.21 During the flood of April 2013...the Island Creek levee immediately east of Hutsonville was sandbagged to prevent overtopping and held.
29.2 During the flood of April 2013...34 homes...1 church and 1 business suffered flood damage in Hutsonville. Local rains of up to 2 inches fell as the river was approaching crest. During this flood...the discovery was made that the readings at the old Hutsonville Power Plant did not match the readings at the SR 154 site. The SR 154 readings were almost 2 feet lower than the old Power Plant readings. This caused great confusion not only to the local people...but to those trying to forecast the flood.
29 Near record flooding. Widespread rural flooding is in progress. Evacuations are necessary behind Island Creek levee in Indiana and in the small Illinois towns of Hutsonville, York, and Darwin. Water is at the top of most agricultural levees. Many local river roads are extensively flooded. A 5 mile drive from Hutsonville to Grayville across the Wabash is now a 70 mile trip. During the January 2005 flood, 3 families lived behind the Island Creek Levee.
28.4 During June 2008 flooding impacted 20 structures and 1 business in Hutsonville. There were 4 evacuations. Six homes substantially damaged.
28.1 At this level or slightly above SR 154 is closed to prevent shaking of nearby Island Creek Levee.
28 Widespread rural flooding is in progress. All river roads are impassable...some by several feet of water. Evacuations are necessary in the small Illinois towns of Hutsonville, Darwin and eastern portion of York. Evacuations may also be necessary for those couple of families behind Island levee in Indiana. Water is at the top of most agricultural levees.
27 Island Creek levee on Indiana side is in danger of failing. There are 2 farms on higher ground in protected area. A few evacuations in Illinois towns of Hutsonville, York, and possibly Darwin are necessary. Local improved road south of Hutsonville to Palestine is impassable. Flood water affecting south and northeast residential areas of Hutsonville. On May 3, 2011 boils along this levee were sandbagged. Oo May 4, 2011 a serious boil develop on the southside of SR 154 as the river was beginning to fall.
26 Island Creek levee on Indiana side is in danger of failing. There are 2 farms on higher ground in protected area. A few evacuations are necessary in Illinois towns of Hutsonville, York, and possibly Darwin. Local improved road south of Hutsonville to Palestine floods extensively in places.
25 Extensive flooding is in progress in York and Hutsonville, Illinois. Flood waters surround homes and are in local park. Local river road south of Hutsonville to Palestine almost floods.
24 Extensive flooding is in progress. Rural roads in eastern Clark and Crawford counties in Illinois are impassible. A few mobile home residences and area along Hutson Creek just south of Hutsonville flood. Flood is at critical level for most of levees. Extensive seep water is behind levees. Water surrounds residential areas of Riverton, Riverview, Hutsonville and eastern York.
23.8 Ball field in Hutsonville is extensively flooded. Backtop road the runs along the Wabash River from Hutsonville to Palestine is still above flood waters. Most all of the roads leading from this road to the Wabash are underwater...some by several feet of water.
22.9 Extensive backwater flooding of Hutson Creek affecting residential property on the south side of Hutsonville. Flood waters near the intersection of N. Main and E. Mechanic St on the northeast side of Hutsonville. RVs and campers located along the river just south of Hutsonville moved to higher ground.
22.8 Flooding extends to what is locally called River Road in several areas. River road is the rural way south from Hutsonville to Palestine. Flooding in this area affects large expanses of agricultural land...river cabins and hunting areas on both sides of the river. Most local...unimproved roads leading towards the river are flooded. These roads led to farms...river cabins...private residences...levees and a few oil wells.
22 River cabins become isolated. Basement flooding begins in Hutsonville. Extensive agricultural flooding is in progress. Higher Illinois rural roads in eastern Clark and Crawford counties flood.
20 Leaverton Park in Palestine and park in Hutsonville begins to flood. Agricultural flooding spreads to higher land. Seep water is noticeable behind levees. Some elevated river cottages are surrounded by water. Several county or township roads east of Lincoln Heritage Trail between Palestine and Hutsonville in Crawford County Illinois are impassable.
18 Seep water occurs behind levees on Indiana side. Hutson Creek begins to overflow from backwater. Old Darwin Road and a few rural roads in eastern Clark and Crawford counties in Illinois are impassable. Low agricultural land floods.
16 Old Darwin Road and a few low rural roads between York and Hutsonville, Illinois begin to flood. Agricultural flooding begins along portions of the river.
14 Flooding of lowest agricultural lands begin in eastern Clark and Crawford counties in Illinois.
(1) River Road between CR650 and CR 550 Clark Co. Jan 2, 2009
(2) CR450 and 2300 St Clark Co. Jan 2, 2009
(3) CR450 and 2200 St Clark Co. Jan 2, 2009
(4) St 2200 south of CR450 Clark Co. Jan 2, 2009
(5) CR 250 east of York Rd Clark Co. Jan 2, 2009
(6) N 2100St heading out of York Clark Co. Jan 2, 2009
(7) East edge of York. Not flooded Jan 2, 2009
(8) York Rd just south of York Clark Co Jan 2, 2009
(9) CR2025 N east of CR1500 E Jan 2, 2009
(10) North from west bank at Hutsonville Jan 2, 2009
(11) South from west bank at Hutsonville Jan 2, 2009
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Latitude: 39.134167° N, Longitude: 87.658056° 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
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 420 ft 436 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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Displayed on this site are the river readings from the closed Hutsonville Power Plant...when available...and river forecast stages when flooding is expected. During the April 2013 flood at Hutsonville, major problems were discovered between the readings taken on State Road 154 bridge and at this location. On April 24 the SR 154 readings were nearly 2 feet lower than the Power Plant reading. Use your long term flood marks during extreme stages as a reference if Power Plant readings are not available and NOT the SR 154 river readings.
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