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Ohio River at Pittsburgh Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 16.91 ft at 4:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.9 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.9 ft at 4:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.89 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.88 ft at 5:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.87 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.86 ft at 5:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.85 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.84 ft at 6:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.83 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.83 ft at 6:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.82 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.79 ft at 7:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.79 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.78 ft at 7:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.76 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.75 ft at 8:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.73 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.72 ft at 8:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.71 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.7 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.69 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.67 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.53 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.52 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.48 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.46 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.44 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.43 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.4 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.39 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.38 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.36 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.36 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.35 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.34 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.34 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.33 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.32 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.32 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.31 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.31 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.31 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.31 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.31 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.31 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.3 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.3 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.3 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.3 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.3 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.3 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.3 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.31 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.32 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.32 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.33 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.34 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.35 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.36 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.37 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.37 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.37 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.37 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.37 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 16.37 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.37 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.38 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.39 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.4 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.41 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.42 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.44 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.46 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.48 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.63 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.65 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.69 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.7 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.71 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.71 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.72 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.72 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.72 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.71 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.71 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.71 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.71 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.7 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.69 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.7 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.69 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.69 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.67 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.67 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.65 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.65 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 2:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.63 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.63 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 4:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 4:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 5:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 5:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 6:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 6:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 7:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 7:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 7:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 8:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.54 ft at 8:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.54 ft at 8:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.54 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.54 ft at 9:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.53 ft at 9:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.52 ft at 9:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 10:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 10:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 10:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.48 ft at 11:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.48 ft at 11:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.46 ft at 11:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.46 ft at 12:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 12:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 12:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 1:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.48 ft at 1:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 1:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 1:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 2:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 2:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.48 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.48 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.47 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.49 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.5 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.52 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.52 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.52 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.53 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.51 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.56 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.63 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.57 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.68 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.65 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.65 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.66 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.55 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.58 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.6 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.65 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.61 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.59 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.62 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.65 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.63 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.63 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 16.64 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 8:00AM May 29, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 2:00PM May 29, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 8:00PM May 29, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 2:00AM May 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 8:00AM May 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 2:00PM May 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 8:00PM May 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 2:00AM May 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 8:00AM May 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 2:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 16.5 ft 8:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 16.5 ft 2:00AM Jun 01, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 8:00AM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 16.5 ft 2:00PM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 16.5 ft 8:00PM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 16.5 ft 2:00AM Jun 02, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 8:00AM Jun 02, 2015PTTP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:03AM May 29, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:39AM May 28)Latest observed value: 16.64 ft at 3:00 AM EDT 29-May-2015. Flood Stage is 25 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 Ohio River at Pittsburgh are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 46.00 ft on 03/18/1936
(2) 38.50 ft on 03/15/1907
(3) 36.60 ft on 12/31/1942
(4) 35.82 ft on 06/24/1972
(5) 35.40 ft on 03/01/1902
(6) 35.10 ft on 04/27/1937
(7) 34.60 ft on 01/20/1996
(8) 34.50 ft on 01/26/1937
(9) 34.30 ft on 01/09/1913
(10) 33.40 ft on 03/07/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.56 ft on 03/15/2015
(2) 21.85 ft on 03/05/2015
(3) 20.49 ft on 05/19/2011
(4) 26.65 ft on 03/12/2011
(5) 25.25 ft on 12/02/2010
(6) 23.05 ft on 03/14/2010
(7) 25.80 ft on 01/26/2010
(8) 19.92 ft on 05/05/2009
(9) 21.94 ft on 03/20/2008
(10) 19.83 ft on 04/16/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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46 Severe damage occurs in Pittsburgh with up to 15 feet of water in the golden triangle. This is the level of the record flood in march of 1936.
40 PNC Park is flooded along Federal Street.
38 Water reaches the floor of Brunots Island Power Station.
37 Water reaches the floor level of Rivers Casino.
36.6 Steam distribution lines in Pittsburgh are in jeopardy. Water reaches the top of the flood wall at PNC park.
36 Serious flood damage occurs to about 500 businesses on the North Side and in downtown Pittsburgh. The Port Authority of Pittsburgh subway system is affected.
35.82 Flood waters reach the historic levels of Hurricane Agnes on June 26, 1972.
35 The river level reaches a critical stage for Heinz Field and PNC Park.
32 Mckees Rocks is affected. Flooding occurs on Neville Island.
31 Water reaches the railroad tracks at Station Square on the South Side. PNC Park playing field is flooded. Flood waters reach the level of Hurricane Ivan on September 18, 2004.
30 200 manufacturing concerns and companies in Pittsburgh are affected by flooding. Heinz Field playing field is flooded. Point state park is flooded to the Portal Bridge.
29 River Avenue on the North Side begins to flood.
28 Pumping operations begin on Neville Island. The Wood Street T station facilities are impacted. Fort Pitt Boulevard is closed.
26 State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh is impacted.
25 The Parkway Central (also known as the bathtub) is closed by flooding. Lower North Side businesses are affected.
24.5 The fountain in Point State Park is flooded.
23 Clemente Park is flooded.
22.7 Water reaches the top of rail of the B & O railroad on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
22 The Tenth Street Bypass floods.
20 Water is up to one foot deep in the lower areas of the North Shore Riverwalk.
19.5 The Mon Parking Wharf is completely flooded.
19 Water begins to flow onto the north shore riverwalk between the stadiums.
18 Water begins to flow onto the Monongahela Parking Wharf.
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Latitude: 40.439444° N, Longitude: 80.010833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 25 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 29 694.23 ft 719.23 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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