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Ohio River at Golconda Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 29.72 ft at 7:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 29.7 ft at 8:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 29.66 ft at 9:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 29.6 ft at 10:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 29.57 ft at 11:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 29.53 ft at 12:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.51 ft at 1:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.48 ft at 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.45 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.39 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.46 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.42 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.39 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.39 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.4 ft at 9:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.37 ft at 10:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.4 ft at 11:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.38 ft at 12:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.37 ft at 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.34 ft at 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.37 ft at 3:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.32 ft at 4:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.29 ft at 5:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.3 ft at 6:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.35 ft at 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.37 ft at 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.35 ft at 9:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.34 ft at 10:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.36 ft at 11:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 29.31 ft at 12:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.31 ft at 1:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.27 ft at 2:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.25 ft at 3:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.24 ft at 4:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.23 ft at 5:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.2 ft at 6:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.21 ft at 7:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.16 ft at 8:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.14 ft at 9:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.17 ft at 10:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.21 ft at 11:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.14 ft at 12:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.2 ft at 1:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.16 ft at 2:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.17 ft at 3:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.32 ft at 4:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.44 ft at 5:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.44 ft at 6:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.45 ft at 7:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.41 ft at 8:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.47 ft at 9:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.49 ft at 10:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.49 ft at 11:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 29.52 ft at 12:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.73 ft at 1:00AM Sep 02, 2014Highest Observation: 29.74 ft at 2:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.6 ft at 3:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.5 ft at 4:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.48 ft at 5:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.48 ft at 6:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.52 ft at 7:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.58 ft at 8:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.64 ft at 9:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.64 ft at 10:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.53 ft at 11:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.53 ft at 12:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.56 ft at 1:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.61 ft at 2:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.6 ft at 3:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.65 ft at 4:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.64 ft at 5:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 29.7 ft at 6:00PM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 7:00PM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 1:00AM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 7:00AM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 1:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 7:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 1:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 7:00AM Sep 04, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 04, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00PM Sep 04, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00AM Sep 05, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 05, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 05, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00PM Sep 05, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00AM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00PM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00AM Sep 07, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 07, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 07, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00PM Sep 07, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00AM Sep 08, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 08, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 08, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 7:00PM Sep 08, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 1:00AM Sep 09, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 7:00AM Sep 09, 2014Forecast: 29.5 ft 1:00PM Sep 09, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGOLI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:46PM Sep 2, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:15AM Sep 2)Latest observed value: 29.7 ft at 6:00 PM CDT 2-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 40 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Golconda are issued routinely year-round.

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Upstream Gauge - at Shawneetown Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Smithland Lock and Dam
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:55
Moderate Flood Stage:50
Flood Stage:40
Action Stage:36

Historical Crests
(1) 62.60 ft on 02/02/1937
(2) 56.89 ft on 05/06/2011
(3) 56.80 ft on 01/01/1913
(4) 54.40 ft on 01/19/1950
(5) 53.58 ft on 03/12/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1900
(2) 28.95 ft on 09/07/2000
(3) 29.00 ft on 08/28/2006
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66 The top of the protection is reached in Golconda.
60 Major flooding occurs. This is the critical stage for Reevesville Illinois and Carrsville Kentucky
55.6 The town of Golconda begins closing their flood wall.
53 The levee at the marina is under water.
49 Several families are evacuated in Hall Town.
46 Flooding begins to affect Rosiclare Illinois.
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(1) Gage House at Old L&D Site
(2) Ohio River Upstream
(3) Ohio River Downstream
(4) Gage House
(5) Part of Lock & Dam 51
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Latitude: 37.357778° N, Longitude: 88.482500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 40 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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 294.6 ft 334.6 ft  

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