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Cheat River at Parsons Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.56 ft at 3:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.59 ft at 3:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 3:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.67 ft at 3:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.76 ft at 4:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.86 ft at 4:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.91 ft at 5:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4 ft at 5:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.04 ft at 5:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.09 ft at 6:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.22 ft at 7:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.24 ft at 7:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.25 ft at 7:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 7:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.28 ft at 8:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.28 ft at 8:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.29 ft at 8:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.29 ft at 8:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.3 ft at 9:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.3 ft at 9:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.3 ft at 9:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.31 ft at 9:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 10:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 10:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 11:00PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.33 ft at 11:15PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 11:30PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.33 ft at 11:45PM Nov 29, 2016Observed: 4.33 ft at 12:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.33 ft at 12:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.33 ft at 12:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.33 ft at 12:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.34 ft at 1:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.36 ft at 1:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.43 ft at 1:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.47 ft at 2:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.49 ft at 2:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.52 ft at 2:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.53 ft at 3:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.54 ft at 3:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.54 ft at 3:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.55 ft at 3:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.56 ft at 4:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.56 ft at 4:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.57 ft at 4:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.59 ft at 4:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.59 ft at 5:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.61 ft at 5:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.62 ft at 5:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.64 ft at 5:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.64 ft at 6:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.65 ft at 6:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.65 ft at 6:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.67 ft at 6:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.68 ft at 7:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.68 ft at 7:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.68 ft at 7:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.72 ft at 8:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.73 ft at 8:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.74 ft at 8:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.76 ft at 9:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.77 ft at 9:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.77 ft at 9:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.77 ft at 9:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.79 ft at 10:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:15AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.85 ft at 11:30AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:45AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 12:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 1:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.17 ft at 1:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 1:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.21 ft at 2:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.23 ft at 2:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.25 ft at 2:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.28 ft at 2:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.3 ft at 3:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.34 ft at 3:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.49 ft at 4:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.55 ft at 4:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 5:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 5:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.04 ft at 6:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.1 ft at 6:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.14 ft at 6:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.19 ft at 6:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.23 ft at 7:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.25 ft at 7:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.28 ft at 7:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.31 ft at 7:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.34 ft at 8:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.36 ft at 8:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.36 ft at 8:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.37 ft at 8:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.39 ft at 9:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.43 ft at 9:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.43 ft at 9:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.44 ft at 9:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.46 ft at 10:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.47 ft at 10:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.48 ft at 10:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.49 ft at 10:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.54 ft at 11:15PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:30PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.59 ft at 11:45PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 6.6 ft at 12:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.62 ft at 12:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.63 ft at 12:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.65 ft at 12:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.65 ft at 1:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.67 ft at 1:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.71 ft at 1:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.71 ft at 1:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.76 ft at 2:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.78 ft at 2:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.81 ft at 2:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.86 ft at 2:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.9 ft at 3:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.92 ft at 3:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7 ft at 4:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.03 ft at 4:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.02 ft at 4:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.07 ft at 4:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.08 ft at 5:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.12 ft at 5:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.24 ft at 5:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.28 ft at 6:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.32 ft at 6:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.35 ft at 6:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.36 ft at 6:45AM Dec 01, 2016Highest Observation: 7.37 ft at 7:00AM Dec 01, 2016Highest Observation: 7.37 ft at 7:15AM Dec 01, 2016Highest Observation: 7.37 ft at 7:30AM Dec 01, 2016Highest Observation: 7.37 ft at 7:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.34 ft at 8:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.35 ft at 8:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.35 ft at 8:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.33 ft at 8:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.31 ft at 9:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.31 ft at 9:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.29 ft at 9:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.28 ft at 9:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.26 ft at 10:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.23 ft at 10:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.19 ft at 11:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.16 ft at 11:15AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.15 ft at 11:30AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.14 ft at 11:45AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.11 ft at 12:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.1 ft at 12:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.09 ft at 12:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.08 ft at 12:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.04 ft at 1:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.04 ft at 1:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7 ft at 1:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.01 ft at 1:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.94 ft at 2:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.93 ft at 2:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.9 ft at 3:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.88 ft at 3:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.87 ft at 3:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.86 ft at 3:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.85 ft at 4:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.83 ft at 4:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.82 ft at 4:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.79 ft at 4:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.78 ft at 5:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.76 ft at 5:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.74 ft at 5:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.72 ft at 5:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.7 ft at 6:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.7 ft at 6:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.66 ft at 6:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.65 ft at 7:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.62 ft at 7:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.62 ft at 7:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.61 ft at 7:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.57 ft at 8:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.56 ft at 8:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.51 ft at 9:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.5 ft at 9:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.47 ft at 9:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.46 ft at 9:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.43 ft at 10:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.42 ft at 10:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.4 ft at 10:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.38 ft at 10:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.37 ft at 11:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:15PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:30PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:45PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 6.31 ft at 12:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.3 ft at 12:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.25 ft at 1:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.21 ft at 1:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.2 ft at 1:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.18 ft at 2:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.14 ft at 2:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.13 ft at 2:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.08 ft at 3:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.06 ft at 4:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.04 ft at 4:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.03 ft at 4:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.02 ft at 4:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6 ft at 5:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.96 ft at 5:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.95 ft at 6:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.92 ft at 6:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.87 ft at 7:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.85 ft at 7:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 9:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 9:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.72 ft at 10:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.7 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.68 ft at 11:15AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.67 ft at 11:30AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.66 ft at 11:45AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.63 ft at 12:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.65 ft at 12:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.64 ft at 12:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.62 ft at 12:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.63 ft at 1:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.6 ft at 1:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.59 ft at 1:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 5.55 ft at 2:15PM Dec 02, 2016Highest Forecast: 5.5 ft 7:00PM Dec 02, 2016Forecast: 5.3 ft 1:00AM Dec 03, 2016Forecast: 5.2 ft 7:00AM Dec 03, 2016Forecast: 5 ft 1:00PM Dec 03, 2016Forecast: 4.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 03, 2016Forecast: 4.8 ft 1:00AM Dec 04, 2016Forecast: 4.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 04, 2016Forecast: 4.6 ft 1:00PM Dec 04, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00PM Dec 04, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00AM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00AM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 4.3 ft 1:00PM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 4.3 ft 7:00PM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00AM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00AM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 4.1 ft 1:00PM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 4 ft 7:00PM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 4 ft 1:00AM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 07, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPSNW2(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (2:47PM Dec 2, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 9:30AM Dec 2)Latest observed value: 5.55 ft at 2:15 PM EST 2-Dec-2016. 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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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): 0

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) 16.70 ft on 02/19/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.79 ft on 03/05/2015
(2) 12.77 ft on 03/05/2015
(3) 12.54 ft on 05/16/2014
(4) 11.35 ft on 05/18/2011
(5) 13.80 ft on 01/26/2010
(6) 11.16 ft on 06/04/2008
(7) 13.10 ft on 04/22/2002
(8) 14.70 ft on 03/20/2002
(9) 16.70 ft on 02/19/2000
(10) 19.80 ft on 01/19/1996
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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.
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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NOTICE: Due to extensive deterioration of the existing Parsons gage structure, a new gage shelter has been installed 1700 feet upstream of the current location on the Holly Meadows Bridge. Gage-height data are being collected concurrently at both locations, at the same datum, and a new stage-discharge rating is currently available for the new gaging location above. There is not a direct relationship to the stage at the this gage compared to this new gage upstream. The flood stage at the Holly Meadows bridge will be different than the old gage. Plans are to terminate data collection at this location during the fall of 2016. On October 31,2016, forecasts for the new gage will start and stop for the old gage.

Preliminary/Estimated Gauge Height Relationship:
Current Gauge vs New Gauge

Current Parson
River Gauge

Stage (ft)

New 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
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