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West Fork River at Weston Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)WTNW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:03AM Feb 27, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.76 ft at 5:45 AM EST 21-Feb-2017. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts for the West Fork River at Weston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.50 ft on 06/25/1950
(2) 24.10 ft on 11/05/1985
(3) 23.00 ft on 10/13/1890
(4) 22.50 ft on 03/07/1967
(5) 22.30 ft on 04/16/1939
(6) 22.30 ft on 02/10/1957
(7) 22.20 ft on 03/19/1963
(8) 21.90 ft on 01/26/1978
(9) 21.30 ft on 06/19/1940
(10) 20.79 ft on 11/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.79 ft on 11/19/2003
(2) 15.00 ft on 02/23/2003
(3) 18.20 ft on 06/19/1998
(4) 18.60 ft on 03/06/1989
(5) 24.10 ft on 11/05/1985
(6) 15.75 ft on 03/21/1982
(7) 19.10 ft on 06/06/1981
(8) 18.90 ft on 05/21/1980
(9) 15.90 ft on 10/11/1979
(10) 18.00 ft on 12/21/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.79 ft on 08/09/1952
(2) 0.90 ft on 06/22/1965
(3) 0.90 ft on 07/29/1965
(4) 0.90 ft on 07/16/1952
(5) 0.94 ft on 09/06/1952
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30 Main street, and Route 19 400 feet from the river gage is flooded.
26.5 Tremendous property damage to the entire business district in Weston.
25 Water enters the Weston Police Department. The left bank side of the end of Second Street Bridge is flooded.
24.5 The park near the left bank end of Second Street highway bridge is flooded.
24 The foot of the First Street Bridge across West Fork about 0.1 miles upstream from the river gage, and the roadway 60 feet upstream from river gage is flooded.
23 Basement flooding in numerous businesses on west Second Street, and the west side of Main Street. Also, the junior high begins to flood.
22 Homes along River Avenue, 300 feet downstream from the river gage, begins to be affected by high water. Some property damage.
21.7 Top of river bank flooded, 300 feet downstream from the river gage.
20.5 Top of river the bank is flooded, 100 feet upstream from the river gage (River Avenue)
20.1 Water is over River Avenue, about 200-400 feet downstream from the river gage. Some homes are also flooded.
20 Lower portions of the railroad bridge, 0.8 miles downstream from the river gage.
17 The center line of River Avenue along the river, 300 feet downstream from the river gage.
15 Water starts to overflow left bank onto River Avenue, from about 200 feet downstream to about 1 mile downstream from the river gage.
(1) Weston Aerial View
(2) Upstream View
(3) Downstream View
(4) Weston Wire Weight Gage
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Latitude: 39.029167° N, Longitude: 80.473889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 999.49 ft 1016.49 ft 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 993.84 ft 1010.84 ft  

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