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Ohio River at Mount Vernon Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 24.3 ft at 6:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 24.1 ft at 6:00AM Aug 29, 2014Highest Observation: 24.5 ft at 6:00AM Aug 30, 2014MTVI3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (1:16PM Aug 30, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 24.5 ft at 6:00 AM CDT 30-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 35 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Mount Vernon 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:52
Moderate Flood Stage:45
Flood Stage:35
Action Stage:28

Historical Crests
(1) 59.21 ft on 02/01/1937
(2) 52.90 ft on 04/05/1913
(3) 51.80 ft on 05/05/2011
(4) 51.70 ft on 02/20/1884
(5) 51.20 ft on 03/14/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.20 ft on 11/26/1895
(2) 0.00 ft on 07/29/1894
(3) 0.50 ft on 12/14/1903
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59.21 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record.
52 Major flooding occurs. Large amounts of land are inundated and many homes and businesses will require evacuation.
45 Large portions of Point Township in Posey county are flooded.
40 Farm land and some main roads are flooded in places southwest and west of Mt. Vernon.
28 Flooding of numerous sloughs on both sides of the river occurs. Flood waters will begin to back into the lower Wabash River flooding bottomlands in that area.
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(1) Incline Gage on Public Boat Ramp
(2) Ohio River Upstream
(3) Ohio River Downstream
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Latitude: 37.928611° N, Longitude: 87.895556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 35 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 318.92 ft 353.92 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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