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St. Joseph River (OH/IN) at Montpelier Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:48PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:30AM Jul 20, 2014Highest Observation: 3.9 ft at 9:20AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 8:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 7:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 7:42AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 7:20AM Jul 28, 2014National Weather Service Northern IndianaMONO1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:19AM Jul 28, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.65 ft at 7:20 AM EDT 28-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the St. Joseph River (OH/IN) at Montpelier 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:16
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:9

Historical Crests
(1) 17.40 ft on 02/25/1985
(2) 17.00 ft on 12/31/1990
(3) 16.20 ft on 02/02/1982
(4) 16.10 ft on 01/01/1991
(5) 16.00 ft on 06/02/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 09/02/1948
(2) 1.50 ft on 09/04/1946
(3) 1.50 ft on 08/30/1948
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18.5 This is a very dangerous situation. The entire village of Montpelier can expect 2 to 3 feet of water. Areas outside Montpelier will be totally inundated.
18 Montpelier is flooded by 1 to 2 feet of water and outlying farm buildings are totally inundated.
17.5 Flood waters will overtop the dikes in Montpelier. Homes and businesses along Opdyke, Moore, and Madison will be affected.
16.5 Flood waters will approach the top of the Montpelier Dikes with several roads becoming impassible. Water begins to hit the bottom of the bridge at the gage site.
15 Several roadways are closed including County Road 10 at County Road K.
14 County Road K, one mile southwest of Montpelier is flooded. Flood waters affect the southeast side of Pioneer and cover large areas of low land and agricultural land near the river.
13 County Road K, one mile southwest of Montpelier begins to flood. Some flooding begins to affect the village of Pioneer. Significant low land and agricultural flooding occurs near the river.
12 Flooding of low land and agricultural land begins near the river.
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Latitude: 41.589444° N, Longitude: 84.612500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 835.561 ft 847.561 ft  
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