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Little Kanawha River at Elizabeth Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 14.14 ft at 8:00PM Aug 01, 2015Highest Observation: 14.14 ft at 8:15PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 8:30PM Aug 01, 2015Highest Observation: 14.14 ft at 8:45PM Aug 01, 2015Highest Observation: 14.14 ft at 9:00PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 9:15PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 9:30PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 9:45PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 10:00PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 10:15PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 10:30PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 10:45PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.13 ft at 11:00PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 11:15PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 11:30PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 11:45PM Aug 01, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 12:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 12:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 12:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 12:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 1:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 1:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 1:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 1:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 2:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 2:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 2:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 2:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 3:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 3:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 3:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 3:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 4:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 4:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 4:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 4:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 5:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 5:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 5:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 5:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 6:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 6:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 6:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 6:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 7:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 7:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 7:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 7:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 8:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 8:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 8:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 8:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 9:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 9:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 9:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 9:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 10:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 10:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.08 ft at 10:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 10:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 11:00AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 11:15AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 11:30AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 11:45AM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 12:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 12:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 12:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 12:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.06 ft at 1:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 1:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.06 ft at 1:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.06 ft at 1:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.06 ft at 2:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.06 ft at 2:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 2:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 2:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 3:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 3:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 3:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 3:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 4:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 4:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 4:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 4:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 5:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 5:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 5:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 5:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.04 ft at 6:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 6:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 6:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 6:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 7:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 7:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 7:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 7:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 8:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 8:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 8:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 8:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 9:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 9:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 9:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 9:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 10:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 10:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 10:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 10:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 11:00PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 11:15PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 11:30PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 11:45PM Aug 02, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 12:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 12:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 12:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 12:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 1:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 1:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 1:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 1:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 2:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 2:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 2:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 2:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 3:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 3:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 3:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 3:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 4:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 4:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 4:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 4:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 5:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 5:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 5:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.99 ft at 5:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 6:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 6:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 6:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 6:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 7:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 7:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 7:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 7:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 8:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 8:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 8:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 8:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 9:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 9:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 9:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 9:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 10:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 10:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.98 ft at 10:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 10:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 11:00AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 11:15AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 11:30AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 11:45AM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 12:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 12:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 12:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 12:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 1:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 1:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 1:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 1:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 2:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 2:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 2:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 2:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 3:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 3:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 3:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 3:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 4:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 4:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 4:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 4:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 5:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 5:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.95 ft at 5:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 5:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 6:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 6:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 6:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 6:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 7:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 7:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 7:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 7:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 8:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 8:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 8:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 8:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 9:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 9:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 9:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 9:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 10:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 10:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 10:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 10:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 11:00PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 11:15PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 11:30PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 11:45PM Aug 03, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 12:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 12:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.93 ft at 12:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 12:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 1:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 1:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 1:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 1:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 2:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 2:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 2:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 2:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 3:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 3:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 3:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 3:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 4:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 4:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 4:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 4:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 5:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 5:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 5:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 5:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 6:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 6:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 6:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 6:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 7:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 7:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 7:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 7:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 8:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 8:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 8:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 8:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 9:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 9:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 9:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 9:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 10:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 10:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 10:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 10:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 11:00AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 11:15AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 11:30AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 11:45AM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 12:00PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 12:15PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 12:30PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 12:45PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 1:00PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 1:15PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 1:30PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 1:45PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 2:00PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 2:15PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.9 ft at 2:30PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 2:45PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 3:00PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 3:15PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 3:30PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 3:45PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 4:00PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 4:15PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 4:30PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 4:45PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 5:00PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 5:15PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 5:30PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 5:45PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 6:00PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 6:15PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 6:30PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 6:45PM Aug 04, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 7:00PM Aug 04, 2015Highest Forecast: 13.9 ft 8:00PM Aug 04, 2015Highest Forecast: 13.9 ft 2:00AM Aug 05, 2015Highest Forecast: 13.9 ft 8:00AM Aug 05, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 2:00PM Aug 05, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 8:00PM Aug 05, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 2:00AM Aug 06, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 8:00AM Aug 06, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 2:00PM Aug 06, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 8:00PM Aug 06, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 2:00AM Aug 07, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 8:00AM Aug 07, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 2:00PM Aug 07, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesELZW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:48PM Aug 4, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 11:43AM Aug 4)Latest observed value: 13.88 ft at 7:00 PM EDT 4-Aug-2015. 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
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic 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.

Recent Crests
(1) 33.01 ft on 03/05/2015
(2) 36.34 ft on 11/23/2011
(3) 33.14 ft on 06/06/2008
(4) 36.44 ft on 02/24/2003
(5) 33.43 ft on 03/21/2002
(6) 36.04 ft on 02/19/2000
(7) 40.04 ft on 03/03/1997
(8) 30.61 ft on 01/20/1996
(9) 33.48 ft on 02/10/1994
(10) 31.40 ft on 02/16/1989
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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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