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Ohio River at Parkersburg Stage (ft)Observed: 21.66 ft at 8:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.66 ft at 8:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.62 ft at 9:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 9:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.54 ft at 10:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 10:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.59 ft at 11:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.59 ft at 11:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.58 ft at 12:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 12:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.51 ft at 1:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 1:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 2:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.67 ft at 2:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.62 ft at 3:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 3:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 4:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 4:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.66 ft at 5:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.66 ft at 5:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.68 ft at 6:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 6:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 7:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.76 ft at 7:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.65 ft at 8:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.67 ft at 8:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 9:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.7 ft at 9:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.68 ft at 10:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.67 ft at 10:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.7 ft at 11:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.71 ft at 11:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 21.69 ft at 12:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.74 ft at 12:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.71 ft at 1:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.69 ft at 1:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.71 ft at 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.82 ft at 2:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.72 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.78 ft at 3:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.79 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.76 ft at 4:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.8 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.88 ft at 5:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.8 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.79 ft at 6:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.8 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.78 ft at 7:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.78 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.82 ft at 8:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.86 ft at 9:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.85 ft at 9:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.83 ft at 10:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.79 ft at 10:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.8 ft at 11:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.92 ft at 11:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.93 ft at 12:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.98 ft at 12:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.01 ft at 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.06 ft at 1:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.11 ft at 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.05 ft at 2:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.13 ft at 3:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.03 ft at 3:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.05 ft at 4:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.08 ft at 4:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.13 ft at 5:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.12 ft at 5:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.11 ft at 6:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.15 ft at 6:30PM Aug 31, 2014Highest Observation: 22.19 ft at 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.07 ft at 7:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.1 ft at 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.08 ft at 8:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.01 ft at 9:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.01 ft at 9:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.03 ft at 10:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.01 ft at 10:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22.01 ft at 11:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 22 ft at 11:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 21.95 ft at 12:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.89 ft at 12:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.82 ft at 1:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.92 ft at 1:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.88 ft at 2:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.87 ft at 2:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.87 ft at 3:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.73 ft at 3:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.71 ft at 4:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.69 ft at 4:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.65 ft at 5:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.59 ft at 5:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.58 ft at 6:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 6:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 7:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 7:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 8:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 8:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 9:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 9:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 10:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 10:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.49 ft at 11:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.49 ft at 11:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.45 ft at 12:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 12:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.4 ft at 1:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.41 ft at 1:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 2:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 2:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.43 ft at 3:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.48 ft at 3:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 4:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.39 ft at 4:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 5:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 5:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 6:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.37 ft at 6:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 7:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 7:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 8:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 8:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 9:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 9:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 10:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 10:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.37 ft at 11:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 11:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 21.37 ft at 12:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 12:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.37 ft at 1:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.31 ft at 1:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.4 ft at 2:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.4 ft at 2:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 3:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.43 ft at 3:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.43 ft at 4:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.43 ft at 4:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.46 ft at 5:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.45 ft at 5:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.45 ft at 6:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.51 ft at 6:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 21.47 ft at 7:00AM Sep 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 8:00AM Sep 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 2:00PM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 8:00PM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 2:00AM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 8:00AM Sep 03, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 2:00PM Sep 03, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 8:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 2:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 8:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 2:00PM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 21.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 21.2 ft 2:00AM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 21.1 ft 8:00AM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 21.1 ft 2:00PM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 8:00PM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 2:00AM Sep 06, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 8:00AM Sep 06, 2014PARW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:33AM Sep 2, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:51AM Sep 1)Latest observed value: 21.47 ft at 7:00 AM EDT 2-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 36 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Parkersburg are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:42
Moderate Flood Stage:38
Flood Stage:36
Action Stage:34

Historical Crests
(1) 58.90 ft on 03/29/1913
(2) 55.40 ft on 01/26/1937
(3) 53.90 ft on 02/09/1884
(4) 51.00 ft on 03/16/1907
(5) 49.50 ft on 02/12/1832
(6) 49.00 ft on 01/01/1943
(7) 48.50 ft on 03/09/1945
(8) 48.20 ft on 03/26/1900
(9) 48.00 ft on 03/20/1936
(10) 47.87 ft on 04/16/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.30 ft on 10/30/1879
(2) 0.30 ft on 09/10/1894
(3) 0.40 ft on 10/07/1908
(4) 0.50 ft on 10/09/1914
(5) 0.50 ft on 08/01/1911
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58.9 Record Flood. The flood wall protects to 62 feet in Parkersburg. Record flooding is occurring outside the flood wall in both West Virginia and in Ohio.
48 Main, Fifth, Walnut, O'Neal streets, along with most of the streets near the Ohio river in Belpre Ohio are flooded. Major flooding occurs along the Little Kanwaha river and in Vienna West Virginia. Most areas, homes, businesses near the rivers are flooded.
45 Washington Blvd., Florence, Main Streets are flooded in Belpre Ohio. Major flooding occurs along the Little Kanwaha river and in sections of Vienna West Virginia.
43 Blennerhassett, Lee, John, Walnut, Elm, Scott, Sixth, Seventh and the lower end of Main street are flooded in Belpre Ohio. Major flooding occurs along the Little Kanawha river and in sections of Vienna West Virginia.
42 Blennerhassett Avenue, Stone Road, Seventh, Scott, Walnut and John Streets in Belpre Ohio are flooded. Major Flooding occurs along the Little Kanawha river in West Virginia.
41 In West Virginia, the railroad tracks on the south bank of the Little Kanawha are flooded. Several homes along the Little Kanawha are flooded. In Belpre Ohio, A few homes along Walnut and John Streets, Sixth Street and Barclay Street, Main Street and Blennerhassett Avenue and State Route 618 near Shell Chemical are flooded.
40 Most of Happy Valley is flooded. Sections of Vienna, West Virginia along the Ohio river is flooded. Walnut and John Streets in Belpre Ohio are flooded.
38 Several homes flooded in the Happy Valley and Point Drive areas near Parkersburg, along the Little Kanawha river. A few homes are flooded on Annas Drive in Vienna West Virginia. Dave's Marina, Walnut Street and Scott Avenue in Belpre, Ohio, start to flood.
36 Backwater Effects will start to cause problems along the Little Kanawha River. Happy Valley road in Happy Valley starts to flood.
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(1) Aerial View
(2) Happy Valley Road
(3) Boat Marina and Walnut Street Belpre Ohio
(4) Annas Drive Vienna WV
(5) Backwater along the Little Kanawha River
(6) Route 50 bridge and Little Kanawha backwater
(7) John and Walnut Streets in Belpre Ohio
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Latitude: 39.268889° N, Longitude: 81.563889° 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)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 562.010 ft 598.010 ft Sandy Hook Datum

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