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Little Kanawha River at Elizabeth Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 15.1 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.09 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.08 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.08 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.08 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.08 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.08 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.08 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.07 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.07 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.07 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.07 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.07 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.06 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.06 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.06 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.06 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.05 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.05 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.05 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.05 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.04 ft at 7:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.05 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.04 ft at 8:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.04 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.04 ft at 9:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.04 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.04 ft at 10:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.04 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.03 ft at 11:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 15.03 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.03 ft at 12:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.03 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.03 ft at 1:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.02 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.02 ft at 2:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.02 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.02 ft at 3:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.02 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.02 ft at 4:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 5:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 6:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15 ft at 7:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15 ft at 8:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 15 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.99 ft at 9:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.99 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.99 ft at 10:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.98 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.99 ft at 11:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.99 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.97 ft at 12:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.98 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.98 ft at 1:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.98 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.97 ft at 2:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 3:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.97 ft at 3:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.97 ft at 4:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 4:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 5:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 5:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.97 ft at 6:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 6:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 7:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 8:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 9:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 9:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 10:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 10:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 11:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 11:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 12:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 12:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 1:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 2:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 3:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 3:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 4:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 4:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 5:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 5:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 6:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 6:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.93 ft at 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 7:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 8:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 9:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 9:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 10:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 10:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 11:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 11:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 12:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 12:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.92 ft at 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 1:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 2:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 2:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.9 ft at 3:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 3:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.9 ft at 4:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.89 ft at 4:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.9 ft at 5:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.9 ft at 5:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.89 ft at 6:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.89 ft at 6:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 7:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 8:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 8:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 9:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 9:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 10:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.88 ft at 10:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 14.87 ft at 11:00PM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 14.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 8:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 2:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 8:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 2:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 8:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 8:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 2:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 8:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 8:00PM Apr 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesELZW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:17AM Apr 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:47AM Apr 20)Latest observed value: 14.87 ft at 11:00 PM EDT 20-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 36 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Little Kanawha River at Elizabeth are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:44
Moderate Flood Stage:38
Flood Stage:36
Action Stage:34

Historical Crests
(1) 40.04 ft on 03/03/1997
(2) 39.14 ft on 03/07/1967
(3) 36.44 ft on 02/24/2003
(4) 36.37 ft on 12/10/1979
(5) 36.34 ft on 11/23/2011
(6) 36.04 ft on 02/19/2000
(7) 35.00 ft on 01/26/1978
(8) 34.43 ft on 11/06/1985
(9) 34.22 ft on 02/02/1951
(10) 33.56 ft on 01/12/1974
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Low Water Records
(1) 3.32 ft on 09/24/1946
(2) 4.12 ft on 10/01/1947
(3) 6.90 ft on 11/03/1948
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44 MAJOR FLOODING OCCURS IN AND AROUND ELIZABETH AND PALESTINE. REACHES MIDDLE SCHOOL...HIGH SCHOOL...WATER PLANT...AND SOME HOMES ALONG THE RIVER.
38 HOMES ALONG THE RIVER AND ALONG 35 OVER 17 SNODGRASS ROAD START TO FLOOD. LOW SECTIONS NEAR THE RIVER AND AROUND ELIZABETH AND PALESTINE START TO FLOOD.
36 SECTIONS OF COUNTY ROAD 35 OVER 17 SNODGRASS ROAD FLOODS.
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Latitude: 39.058889° N, Longitude: 81.389722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 585.510 ft 621.510 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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