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Ohio River at New Cumberland Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 13.97 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14 ft at 11:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.06 ft at 12:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.11 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.16 ft at 1:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.22 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.2 ft at 2:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.25 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.28 ft at 4:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.3 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.31 ft at 5:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.32 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.32 ft at 6:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.35 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.35 ft at 7:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.38 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.38 ft at 8:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.4 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.41 ft at 9:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.43 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.44 ft at 10:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.44 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.45 ft at 11:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 14.46 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.48 ft at 12:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.52 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 1:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.46 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.45 ft at 2:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.44 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.41 ft at 3:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.4 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.39 ft at 4:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.38 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.36 ft at 5:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.34 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.34 ft at 6:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.32 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.3 ft at 7:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.31 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.28 ft at 8:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.23 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.2 ft at 9:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.18 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.14 ft at 10:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.13 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.13 ft at 11:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.11 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.09 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.07 ft at 1:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.15 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.21 ft at 2:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.27 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.35 ft at 3:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.41 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.57 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.65 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.83 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.89 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.86 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.82 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 14.71 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.68 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.64 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.6 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.49 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.45 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.39 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.34 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.28 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.65 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.74 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 14.81 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 15.05 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 15.16 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 15.32 ft at 8:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 9:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 15.79 ft at 9:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 15.86 ft at 10:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 10:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.04 ft at 11:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.13 ft at 11:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.19 ft at 12:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 1:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.33 ft at 1:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 2:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 2:30PM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 16.41 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 4:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.37 ft at 5:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 5:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 6:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 6:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 7:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 7:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 8:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 8:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 9:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 9:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 10:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 10:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.37 ft at 11:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 11:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 12:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 12:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 1:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 1:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 2:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 2:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 3:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 3:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 4:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 4:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 5:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 5:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 6:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.33 ft at 6:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.29 ft at 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.24 ft at 7:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.14 ft at 8:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 16.04 ft at 8:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 9:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 9:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 10:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 16 ft 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 16 ft 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 16 ft 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 16 ft 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 15.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 15.6 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 15.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 15.1 ft 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 7:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 14.4 ft 7:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 14.3 ft 1:00AM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 14.4 ft 7:00AM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 14.3 ft 1:00PM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 14 ft 7:00PM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 14 ft 1:00AM Dec 24, 2014Forecast: 14 ft 7:00AM Dec 24, 2014NCUW2(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (10:47AM Dec 19, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:43AM Dec 19)Latest observed value: 15.91 ft at 10:00 AM EST 19-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 36 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 New Cumberland Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 39
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 36
Action Stage: 26.6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 54.30 ft on 03/19/1936
(2) 50.20 ft on 12/31/1942
(3) 46.50 ft on 01/26/1937
(4) 45.70 ft on 03/11/1964
(5) 45.60 ft on 01/10/1996
(6) 45.60 ft on 03/07/1945
(7) 45.50 ft on 04/27/1937
(8) 45.40 ft on 06/24/1972
(9) 44.90 ft on 10/17/1954
(10) 44.50 ft on 09/19/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.23 ft on 03/09/2011
(2) 32.80 ft on 01/26/2010
(3) 27.90 ft on 03/24/2007
(4) 31.94 ft on 03/16/2007
(5) 41.00 ft on 01/07/2005
(6) 44.50 ft on 09/19/2004
(7) 32.12 ft on 09/10/2004
(8) 45.60 ft on 01/10/1996
(9) 38.00 ft on 01/01/1991
(10) 34.20 ft on 12/19/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1980

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45 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near the old senior center on Route 2.
42 Lock walls overtopped. Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near Harrison and South Chester Streets.
41 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near Jefferson Street and Route 2.
40 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near Adams Street and Route 2.
39 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep near the flood indicator pole on South Chestnut Street at the bottom of Chelsea Hill.
38 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep near the flood indicator pole on may street.
37 Navigation suspended, lock out of service. Flood waters are approximately one foot deep near the flood pole indicator at the south end of South Chestnut Street.
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Latitude: 40.528056° N, Longitude: 80.625833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 36 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 632 ft 668 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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