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Cheat River at Parsons Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:00AM Dec 13, 2017Highest Observation: 2.94 ft at 2:15AM Dec 13, 2017Highest Observation: 2.94 ft at 2:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 3:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 4:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 4:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 4:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 7:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 8:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 10:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 10:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:15AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 1:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 1:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 2:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.8 ft at 3:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 3:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 3:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 7:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 7:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 7:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.75 ft at 8:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.75 ft at 8:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 10:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 11:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 11:15PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:45PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 2:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 2:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 2:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 2:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 3:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 9:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:15AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:30AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:45AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 2:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 3:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 3:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 3:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 4:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 6:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 6:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 6:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 6:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.84 ft at 8:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 11:15PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:30PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 11:45PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 2:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 2:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 2:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 3:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 3:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:15AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:30AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:45AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 12:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 12:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 5:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:15PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:30PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:45PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:15AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:30AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:45AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:15AM Dec 16, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00AM Dec 16, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 1:00PM Dec 16, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00PM Dec 16, 2017Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Dec 17, 2017Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 17, 2017Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 17, 2017Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Dec 17, 2017Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Dec 18, 2017Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 18, 2017Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 18, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00PM Dec 18, 2017Forecast: 2.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 19, 2017Forecast: 3.1 ft 7:00AM Dec 19, 2017Forecast: 3.3 ft 1:00PM Dec 19, 2017Forecast: 3.5 ft 7:00PM Dec 19, 2017Forecast: 3.7 ft 1:00AM Dec 20, 2017Highest Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 20, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPSNW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:47AM Dec 16, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 8:27PM Dec 15)Latest observed value: 2.87 ft at 1:15 AM EST 16-Dec-2017. Flood Stage is 18.5 ft
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall/snowmelt. Forecast stages may be different if the actual rainfall/snowmelt is different than the forecast rainfall/snowmelt.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cheat River at Parsons are issued routinely year-round.

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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Parsons Old Gage
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 21.5
Flood Stage: 18.5
Action Stage: 15.1
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.30 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 20.50 ft on 07/10/1888
(3) 19.80 ft on 01/19/1996
(4) 19.08 ft on 10/16/1954
(5) 18.97 ft on 02/09/1994
(6) 18.90 ft on 03/12/1917
(7) 17.50 ft on 03/29/1924
(8) 17.20 ft on 02/04/1932
(9) 17.00 ft on 03/13/1918
(10) 16.90 ft on 07/29/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.90 ft on 07/29/2017
(2) 11.79 ft on 03/05/2015
(3) 12.77 ft on 03/05/2015
(4) 12.54 ft on 05/16/2014
(5) 11.35 ft on 05/18/2011
(6) 13.80 ft on 01/26/2010
(7) 11.16 ft on 06/04/2008
(8) 13.10 ft on 04/22/2002
(9) 14.70 ft on 03/20/2002
(10) 16.70 ft on 02/19/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.18 ft on 08/12/1930
(2) 1.55 ft on 09/27/2008
(3) 1.60 ft on 01/11/1988

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21.5 Water begins to flood low lying sections of Parsons along Walnut, 2nd, 3rd and Water Streets and in the south end of Parsons, Poplar and Missouri Streets. Flooding also occurs along areas near River Avenue, Currance Street and around the Parsons Nursery.
20 Flooding affects portions of Water Street, Walnut Street, 4th Street, River Avenue and Buchanan Street.
19.5 Water levels reach the flood levels of the flood of February 19, 2000.
18.5 Water floods areas of 4th Street, Water Street and Central Avenue.
17.5 Water covers much of Parsons City Park closest to Shavers Fork and back yards of homes on lower end of 4th Street.
16.9 Water rises to the level reached on July 29, 2017.
15 Water affects the low end of Parsons City Park closest to the Shavers Fork.
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(1) Estimated Gauge Height Relationship Current Gauge vs New Gauge
(2) New river gage at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.
(3) View of Cheat river downstream from new gage on Holly Meadows Bridge at Parsons, WV.
(4) New river gage on Holly Meadows Bridge at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.
(5) Old river gage at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.
(6) View of Cheat river upstream from old gage at Parsons, WV.
(7) View of Cheat river downstream from old gage at Parsons, WV.
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Latitude: 39.121667° N, Longitude: 79.675278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1589.66 ft 1605.66 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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USGS Gage Information
NOTICE: Due to extensive deterioration of the old Parsons gage structure, a new gage and shelter has been installed 1700 feet upstream of the current location on the Holly Meadows Bridge. The new gage became operational October 31,2016. A stage-discharge rating is available below for the new gaging location comparing it to the old gage. There is not a direct relationship to the stage at the this gage compared to this old gage. The relationship varies based on the stage. In addition, the flood stage at the Holly Meadows bridge is different than the old gage. Below you can see the current flood stage and compare it to the old gage..

Current Gage Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 21.5
Flood Stage: 18.5
Action Stage: 15.1

Old Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 12.9

Gauge Height Relationship:
Old Gauge vs Current Gauge

Old Parson
River Gauge

Stage (ft)

Current Parsons River Gauge
on Holly Meadows Bridge

Equivalent Stage (ft)

2.0 2.4
3.0 3.4
4.0 4.5
5.0 5.7
6.0 6.9
7.0 8.0
8.0 9.2
9.0 10.4
10.0 11.6
11.0 12.9
12.0 14.0
13.0 15.3
14.0 16.4
15.0 17.5
16.0 18.7
17.0 19.8
17.9 21.0

Parsons Stage history last 90 days:

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