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White River (IN) at Newberry Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00PM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00PM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00AM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 15.7 ft 7:00AM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00PM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 15.1 ft 7:00PM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 14.8 ft 1:00AM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 14.5 ft 7:00AM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 14.1 ft 1:00PM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 13.6 ft 7:00PM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 13.1 ft 1:00AM Jan 26, 2017Forecast: 12.2 ft 7:00AM Jan 26, 2017Forecast: 11.4 ft 1:00PM Jan 26, 2017Forecast: 10.7 ft 7:00PM Jan 26, 2017Forecast: 10 ft 1:00AM Jan 27, 2017Forecast: 9.4 ft 7:00AM Jan 27, 2017Forecast: 9 ft 1:00PM Jan 27, 2017Forecast: 8.7 ft 7:00PM Jan 27, 2017Forecast: 8.4 ft 1:00AM Jan 28, 2017Forecast: 8.1 ft 7:00AM Jan 28, 2017Forecast: 7.9 ft 1:00PM Jan 28, 2017Forecast: 7.6 ft 7:00PM Jan 28, 2017Forecast: 7.4 ft 1:00AM Jan 29, 2017Forecast: 7.2 ft 7:00AM Jan 29, 2017Forecast: 7.1 ft 1:00PM Jan 29, 2017Forecast: 6.9 ft 7:00PM Jan 29, 2017Forecast: 6.8 ft 1:00AM Jan 30, 2017Forecast: 6.7 ft 7:00AM Jan 30, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 1:00PM Jan 30, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00PM Jan 30, 2017Forecast: 6.4 ft 1:00AM Jan 31, 2017Forecast: 6.3 ft 7:00AM Jan 31, 2017Forecast: 6.2 ft 1:00PM Jan 31, 2017Forecast: 6.1 ft 7:00PM Jan 31, 2017Forecast: 6 ft 1:00AM Feb 01, 2017Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00AM Feb 01, 2017Forecast: 5.8 ft 1:00PM Feb 01, 2017Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00PM Feb 01, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNWBI3(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (9:35AM Jan 23, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 8:41PM Jan 22)Latest observed value: 13.14 ft at 6:30 AM EST 19-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice. Forecast flows are unadjusted for ice.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the White River (IN) at Newberry are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 8
Low Flow (in KCFS): 0.372

Historic Crests
(1) 29.75 ft on 08/03/1875
(2) 28.59 ft on 06/09/2008
(3) 27.50 ft on 03/27/1913
(4) 26.89 ft on 01/08/2005
(5) 25.87 ft on 11/18/1993
(6) 25.36 ft on 01/02/1991
(7) 24.34 ft on 04/23/2013
(8) 24.22 ft on 05/17/2002
(9) 24.19 ft on 05/21/1943
(10) 23.71 ft on 01/07/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.64 ft on 08/17/2016 (P)
(2) 15.91 ft on 04/14/2016 (P)
(3) 13.69 ft on 02/26/2016 (P)
(4) 20.20 ft on 01/01/2016 (P)
(5) 19.46 ft on 07/18/2015 (P)
(6) 17.10 ft on 07/03/2015 (P)
(7) 17.04 ft on 04/13/2015 (P)
(8) 16.07 ft on 03/15/2015 (P)
(9) 13.55 ft on 12/07/2014 (P)
(10) 21.08 ft on 04/07/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.59 ft on 08/06/2012

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29 An unbelievable flood in progress. Water is at the outskirts of Lyons and Bloomfield. River cabins are totally destroyed. Most levees overtop. Transportation at a standstill in Greene County. U.S. 231 and SR 67 flooded. Portions of SR 57 north and south of Newberry washed out. Railroads washed away. Frantic sandbagging of the Elnora levee. Town of Plainville may flood depending on where the Big Bennington levee fails.
28.49 First floor flooding of some residences in and near Newberry.
28 Near record flood is in progress. River cabins completely flood. Water is nearing or over U.S. 231 and SR 57. Sandborn floods by river water. Flood waters enter a few houses and one grain bin in Newberry that is located on the riverside of railroad tracks. Water is at the outskirts of Lyons and Bloomfield.
26 Levee in the Lyons-Marco area was sandbagged during the January 2005 flood.
25.5 Levees in the Newberry area begin to fail. Water floods SR 57 near Elnora.
25.5 Levees in the Newberry area begin to fail. Water floods State Road 57 near Elnora.
25 Water at the top of levees which protect nearly 30,000 acres. A major flood is in progress. Evacuations are necessary at Elnora. Backwater may become a problem in Sandborn.
24 Inside flooding of some residences begin. Some people are forced to leave because of flood waters.
23 Water levels approach major flood. Homes begin to flood in Daviess and Knox counties. Sandbagging of levee protecting Elnora is necessary. Railroad tracks near Elnora flood. A few houses in Newberry flood. High water affects homes in Daviess and Knox counties. Water is at the top of levee at Elnora and threatens about ten homes behind the levee.
21 Flood waters reach critical stage for McGinnis and Shufflebarger Levees.
20.5 State Road 58 at Elnora floods.
20 County Road 550 W in Green County is impassable.
19 Extensive agricultural flooding is in progress. Some state and county roads flood. County Road 600 W just north of river flooded by possibly more than two feet of water for a considerable distance in Mary Long Cutoff Area. County Roads 900 W and 750 S begin to flood in Greene County.
18 County Road 550 S in Greene County begins to flood. County Road 600 W just north of the river flooded by possibly more than a foot of water for a short distance in Mary Long Cutoff Area.
17 Flood waters block access and begins to surround about 5 to 10 river cabins on south side of the river just southwest of Newberry.
16 Higher bottomlands begin to flood.
15 Most lowlands flood. A few inches of water on County Road 600 W just north of the river in Mary Long Cutoff Area.
13.5 High water may affect CR 550 S in the Mary Long Cutoff area.
13 Flooding of a few lowlands begins in Greene County.
13 Flooding of a few lowlands begins in Greene County.
(1) Elnora Area looking SE. Courtesy M. Cornelius.
(2) Elnora Levee Looking East. Courtesy M. Cornelius.
(3) SR 58 looking SE. Courtesy M. Cornelius.
(4) West of Elnora looking SE. Courtesy M. Cornelius.
(5) SR 157 at Simpson Ditch June 2008.
(6) Levee break just south of Elnora June 2008.
(7) Sand bags carried away when levee broke just south of Elnora June 2008.
(8) SR 58 just east of White River June 2008.
(9) Low water view towards SR 57 Bridge from gage site at Newberry.
(10) Low water view away from SR 57 Bridge from gage site at Newberry
(11) Low water view across the river from gage site at Newberry
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Latitude: 38.927500° N, Longitude: 87.011389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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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 29 465.59 ft 478.59 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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