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Little Kanawha River at Elizabeth Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 14.58 ft at 3:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.58 ft at 3:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.57 ft at 4:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 4:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 5:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.58 ft at 5:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 6:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 6:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 7:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 7:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 8:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.54 ft at 8:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.57 ft at 9:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.57 ft at 9:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 10:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 10:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 11:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 11:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 12:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 12:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 1:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 1:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.54 ft at 2:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.54 ft at 2:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.53 ft at 3:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.53 ft at 3:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.53 ft at 4:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.53 ft at 4:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.52 ft at 5:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.52 ft at 5:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 6:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 6:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 7:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 8:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 8:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 9:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 9:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 10:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 10:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 11:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 11:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 12:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 12:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 1:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 1:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.5 ft at 2:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.49 ft at 2:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.49 ft at 3:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.5 ft at 3:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.5 ft at 4:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.48 ft at 4:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.49 ft at 5:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.48 ft at 5:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.48 ft at 6:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.47 ft at 6:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.47 ft at 7:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.47 ft at 7:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.47 ft at 8:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.47 ft at 8:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.47 ft at 9:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.48 ft at 9:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.49 ft at 10:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.49 ft at 10:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.5 ft at 11:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.52 ft at 11:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 14.55 ft at 12:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.57 ft at 12:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.6 ft at 1:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.64 ft at 1:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.68 ft at 2:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.72 ft at 2:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 3:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.81 ft at 3:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.86 ft at 4:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 4:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 14.96 ft at 5:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 5:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.06 ft at 6:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.1 ft at 6:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.14 ft at 7:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.17 ft at 7:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.23 ft at 8:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.25 ft at 9:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.28 ft at 9:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.3 ft at 10:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.33 ft at 10:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.35 ft at 11:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.37 ft at 11:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.39 ft at 12:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.4 ft at 12:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.42 ft at 1:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.44 ft at 1:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.45 ft at 2:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.46 ft at 2:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 3:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.49 ft at 3:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.49 ft at 4:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.5 ft at 4:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 5:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 5:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 6:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 6:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 7:00PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 15.52 ft at 7:30PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 15.52 ft at 8:00PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 15.52 ft at 8:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 9:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 9:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.51 ft at 10:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.5 ft at 10:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.5 ft at 11:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.5 ft at 11:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 15.49 ft at 12:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.49 ft at 12:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.49 ft at 1:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.49 ft at 1:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 2:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 2:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 3:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 3:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 4:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 4:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 5:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 5:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 6:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 6:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 7:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 7:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 8:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 8:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 9:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 9:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 10:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 10:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.46 ft at 11:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.43 ft at 11:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.43 ft at 12:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.42 ft at 12:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.42 ft at 1:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.42 ft at 1:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 15.41 ft at 2:00PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 15.2 ft 8:00PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 15.1 ft 2:00AM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 15.1 ft 8:00AM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 15.1 ft 2:00PM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 15.3 ft 8:00PM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 15.6 ft 1:00AM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 15.9 ft 7:00AM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 16 ft 1:00PM Nov 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00PM Nov 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00AM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 16 ft 7:00AM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 16 ft 1:00PM Nov 03, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesELZW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:33PM Oct 31, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:34AM Oct 31)Latest observed value: 15.41 ft at 2:00 PM EDT 31-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 36 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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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