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NOTE: Gauge reading only in high-water situations.
Forecasts are not available for the Muscatatuck River at Wheeler Hollow. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(1) 32.00 ft on 03/28/1913
(2) 29.50 ft on 01/24/1959
(3) 28.50 ft on 01/08/2005
(4) 28.25 ft on 03/21/2008
(5) 27.00 ft on 06/09/2008
(6) 25.50 ft on 08/08/2009
(7) 25.30 ft on 04/27/2011
(8) 25.00 ft on 03/14/2006
(9) 24.75 ft on 12/24/2013
(10) 24.50 ft on 05/01/1996
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
Currently none available.
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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This estimated level of the March 2008 flood. This flood is not believed to be the record flood for the Muscatatuck River. These honors go to the February 1959 flood.
This level is estimated because the gage is underwater. Flooding of this type occurred in January 2005 and March 2008. Impossible to travel to Wheeler Hollow by normal route. People must take high ground route to get out. Water in at least 3 homes during March 2008 and approaching or about to enter several more. At least a few people who flooded in January 2005 relocated to higher ground before March 2008. A few new residents experienced the March 2008 flood.
Top of staff gage. Extensive flooding in progress. Water around several homes. Local roads are flooded extensive. State road 135 likely flooded just north of Milport at this level and higher.
Extensive flooding in progress affecting local residents and closing several local roads. River residents very concerned.
A few residents needed to park vehicles on higher ground so they can get it. A few local roads flood. Water in some residents backyards.
High water is noticed along the river. Flood waters in a few backyards. A few roads are flooded.
Floods area in a few low spots and woodland areas along the river. Residential property is not directly at this point.
High water begins to affect lowland areas along the river.
Looking ENE at Staff Gage at Wheeler Hollow on 1/28/2003.
Looking ESE from Staff Gage at Wheeler Hollow on 1/28/2003
Looking NW from at Staff Gage at Wheeler Hollow on 1/28/2003
About This Location
Latitude: 38.768056° N, Longitude: 86.152222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
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