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Ohio River at Wheeling Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 16.16 ft at 9:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.21 ft at 10:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 10:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 11:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.25 ft at 11:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.25 ft at 12:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.21 ft at 12:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.22 ft at 1:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.27 ft at 1:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 2:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.29 ft at 2:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.28 ft at 3:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.31 ft at 3:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.34 ft at 4:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 4:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 5:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 5:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 6:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 6:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 7:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 7:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 8:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 8:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 9:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.34 ft at 9:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 10:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.27 ft at 10:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 11:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.14 ft at 11:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 16.09 ft at 12:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.03 ft at 12:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.02 ft at 1:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.03 ft at 1:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 2:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 2:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 3:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 3:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.9 ft at 4:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 4:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.87 ft at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.9 ft at 5:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 6:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 6:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 7:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 7:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 8:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.84 ft at 8:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.9 ft at 9:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.89 ft at 9:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 10:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 10:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 11:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 11:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 12:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 12:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 1:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.02 ft at 1:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.03 ft at 2:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.05 ft at 2:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.05 ft at 3:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.06 ft at 3:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.08 ft at 4:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.08 ft at 4:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.09 ft at 5:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.1 ft at 5:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.09 ft at 6:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.09 ft at 6:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.1 ft at 7:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.1 ft at 7:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.11 ft at 8:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 8:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 9:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.13 ft at 9:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.14 ft at 10:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.14 ft at 10:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.14 ft at 11:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.19 ft at 11:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 16.22 ft at 12:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 12:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.3 ft at 1:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.31 ft at 1:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.32 ft at 2:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.28 ft at 2:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 3:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 3:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.28 ft at 4:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.32 ft at 4:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 5:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 5:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 6:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.37 ft at 6:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 7:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 7:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 8:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.42 ft at 8:30AM Nov 22, 2014Highest Observation: 16.43 ft at 9:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 9:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.41 ft at 10:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 10:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 11:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 11:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 12:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.41 ft at 12:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 1:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 1:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 2:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 2:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.37 ft at 3:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.34 ft at 3:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 4:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.37 ft at 4:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 5:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 5:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 6:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.37 ft at 6:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 7:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 7:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.38 ft at 8:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 8:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 9:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.41 ft at 9:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.42 ft at 10:00PM Nov 22, 2014Highest Observation: 16.43 ft at 10:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 11:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.32 ft at 11:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 16.31 ft at 12:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 12:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.27 ft at 1:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 1:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 2:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.21 ft at 2:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.24 ft at 3:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.18 ft at 3:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.19 ft at 4:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.18 ft at 4:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.16 ft at 5:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.13 ft at 5:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.13 ft at 6:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 6:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.11 ft at 7:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.07 ft at 7:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.1 ft at 8:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 16.06 ft at 8:30AM Nov 23, 2014Forecast: 16.2 ft 1:00PM Nov 23, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00PM Nov 23, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00AM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 16.2 ft 7:00AM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 16.4 ft 1:00PM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 16.6 ft 7:00PM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 16.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 7:00AM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.2 ft 1:00PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.2 ft 7:00PM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 17.1 ft 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.2 ft 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.2 ft 1:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 7:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 16.7 ft 1:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 16.6 ft 7:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 16.5 ft 1:00PM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 16.3 ft 7:00PM Nov 27, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWLGW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:18AM Nov 23, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:14PM Nov 22)Latest observed value: 16.06 ft at 8:30 AM EST 23-Nov-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 Wheeling are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 36
Action Stage: 26.7
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 55.20 ft on 03/19/1936
(2) 51.50 ft on 12/31/1942
(3) 51.20 ft on 03/28/1913
(4) 50.10 ft on 03/15/1907
(5) 48.70 ft on 01/26/1937
(6) 47.30 ft on 03/08/1945
(7) 47.00 ft on 03/12/1964
(8) 46.60 ft on 06/23/1972
(9) 46.20 ft on 01/23/1937
(10) 45.80 ft on 03/27/1937
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.22 ft on 03/12/2011
(2) 30.50 ft on 03/24/2007
(3) 33.12 ft on 03/16/2007
(4) 34.60 ft on 01/13/2005
(5) 42.17 ft on 01/07/2005
(6) 45.30 ft on 09/19/2004
(7) 35.70 ft on 01/06/2004
(8) 45.40 ft on 01/20/1996
(9) 39.30 ft on 01/01/1991
(10) 37.80 ft on 02/26/1979
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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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47.7 Many areas of warwood west virginia are flooded.
46.7 All major streets in business district flood.
42.7 Much of southern half of wheeling island is flooded and up to erie street on the northern half of the island. Low lying sections of south wheeling are flooded.
42 Flooding reaches the intersection of 39th and mccolloch streets and the intersection of georgia and north front streets in wheeling.
41 Water street in wheeling is flooded near the intersctions with 12th, 21st, 45th, and 48th streets
40 Backwater flooding begins to affect main street near the water treatment plant in wheeling
39 The southern tip of wheeling island including wheeling downs racetrack and gaming and wheeling stadium are flooded.
38 Portions of jacob and wood streets, south of 43rd street begin to flood. Wheeling island casino has to be closed.
37.7 Basement flooding begins in businesses along main street.
36.6 Wheeling downs racetrack on wheeling island floods.
36 Flooding begins in the vicinity or 25th and market streets, 34th and market streets..36th and chapline streets in wheeling. Water covers the lower parking lot at the wheeling island casino.
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(1) View of lower staff gage at Wheeling Water Treatment Plant on Ohio River.
(2) View of upper staff gage at Wheeling Water Treatment Plant on Ohio River.
(3) DCP gage at Wheeling Water Treatment Plant on Ohio River.
(4) View upstream of Gages on Ohio River of Wheeling Island.
(5) View downstream from gages of Ohio river.
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Latitude: 40.057222° N, Longitude: 80.728611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 36 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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 29 608.099975585938 ft 644.099975585938 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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