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Ohio River at Wheeling Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 16.09 ft at 11:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 16.03 ft at 12:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 12:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 1:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 1:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.87 ft at 2:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.86 ft at 2:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.83 ft at 3:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.83 ft at 3:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.82 ft at 4:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.81 ft at 4:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.82 ft at 5:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.81 ft at 5:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.79 ft at 6:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.79 ft at 6:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.79 ft at 7:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 7:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 8:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 8:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 9:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 9:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 10:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 10:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 11:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 11:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 12:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 12:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 1:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 1:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 2:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.65 ft at 2:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 3:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 3:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 4:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 4:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.02 ft at 5:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.03 ft at 5:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.05 ft at 6:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.15 ft at 6:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.11 ft at 7:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 7:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.3 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.41 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.48 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.5 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.58 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.6 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.67 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 16.9 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.92 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.88 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.88 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.81 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.86 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.87 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.88 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.91 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.07 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 11:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 12:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 12:30PM Jul 29, 2014Highest Observation: 17.08 ft at 1:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 1:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 2:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 2:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 3:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 3:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.93 ft at 4:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.9 ft at 4:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 5:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 5:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.8 ft at 6:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.76 ft at 6:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.73 ft at 7:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.65 ft at 7:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.67 ft at 8:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.66 ft at 8:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.71 ft at 9:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.56 ft at 9:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 10:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.54 ft at 10:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 11:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.47 ft at 11:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 16.47 ft at 12:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.47 ft at 12:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.48 ft at 1:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 1:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.5 ft at 2:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.5 ft at 2:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.48 ft at 3:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.43 ft at 3:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 4:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 4:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.53 ft at 5:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 5:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 6:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 6:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 7:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 7:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.27 ft at 8:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.28 ft at 8:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 9:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 9:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.27 ft at 10:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 10:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.16 ft at 11:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.16 ft at 11:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.19 ft at 12:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.15 ft at 12:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 1:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.14 ft at 1:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 2:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.24 ft at 2:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.22 ft at 3:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 3:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.23 ft at 4:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.17 ft at 4:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 5:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.13 ft at 5:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.18 ft at 6:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.17 ft at 6:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 7:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.14 ft at 7:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.21 ft at 8:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.1 ft at 8:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 9:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.1 ft at 9:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.05 ft at 10:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 10:30PM Jul 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 16.1 ft 2:00AM Jul 31, 2014Highest Forecast: 16.1 ft 8:00AM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 16 ft 2:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 15.8 ft 8:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 15.7 ft 2:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 15.7 ft 8:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 15.7 ft 2:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 15.6 ft 8:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 15.6 ft 2:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 8:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 2:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 8:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 2:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 8:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 2:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 15.4 ft 8:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 15.4 ft 2:00AM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 15.4 ft 8:00AM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 15.4 ft 2:00PM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 15.4 ft 8:00PM Aug 04, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWLGW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:18PM Jul 30, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:42PM Jul 30)Latest observed value: 16.2 ft at 10:30 PM EDT 30-Jul-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

Historical 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.

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
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.
Photos
(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
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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
Vertical Datum Elevation
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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
Other Not Available Not Available  

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