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Ohio River at Golconda Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 29.24 ft at 7:00AM Nov 18, 2014Observed: 29.23 ft at 8:00AM Nov 18, 2014Observed: 29.21 ft at 9:00AM Nov 18, 2014Observed: 29.13 ft at 10:00AM Nov 18, 2014Observed: 29.69 ft at 9:00AM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.56 ft at 10:00AM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.6 ft at 11:00AM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.61 ft at 12:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.6 ft at 1:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.64 ft at 2:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.65 ft at 3:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.73 ft at 4:00PM Nov 19, 2014Highest Observation: 29.76 ft at 5:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.7 ft at 7:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.69 ft at 8:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.6 ft at 9:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.53 ft at 10:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.44 ft at 11:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 29.38 ft at 12:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.32 ft at 1:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.27 ft at 2:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.17 ft at 3:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.12 ft at 4:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.11 ft at 5:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.09 ft at 6:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.1 ft at 7:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.08 ft at 8:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.08 ft at 9:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.07 ft at 10:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.04 ft at 11:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.11 ft at 12:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.11 ft at 1:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.06 ft at 2:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.12 ft at 3:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.17 ft at 4:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.2 ft at 5:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.25 ft at 6:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.3 ft at 7:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.37 ft at 8:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.47 ft at 9:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.55 ft at 10:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.56 ft at 11:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 29.57 ft at 12:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 29.66 ft at 1:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 29.63 ft at 2:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 29.62 ft at 3:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 29.69 ft at 4:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 29.58 ft at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 29.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 28, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGOLI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:01AM Nov 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:17AM Nov 20)Latest observed value: 29.58 ft at 5:00 AM CST 21-Nov-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
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic 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.

Recent Crests
(1) 56.89 ft on 05/06/2011
(2) 44.55 ft on 04/20/2011
(3) 49.66 ft on 03/17/2011
(4) 41.47 ft on 05/11/2010
(5) 42.07 ft on 05/15/2009
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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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(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 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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