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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Scioto River at Chillicothe 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: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 39.80 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 32.50 ft on 01/23/1959
(3) 28.30 ft on 03/24/1898
(4) 27.80 ft on 01/23/1937
(5) 26.80 ft on 01/28/1952
(6) 26.00 ft on 02/28/1929
(7) 25.70 ft on 03/08/1945
(8) 25.20 ft on 03/06/1963
(9) 24.55 ft on 03/11/1964
(10) 23.90 ft on 04/21/1940
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.96 ft on 03/21/2008
(2) 19.12 ft on 01/14/2005
(3) 20.89 ft on 01/08/2005
(4) 17.73 ft on 01/07/2004
(5) 16.23 ft on 06/04/1997
(6) 15.39 ft on 05/02/1996
(7) 14.58 ft on 01/21/1996
(8) 17.58 ft on 01/02/1991
(9) 13.90 ft on 06/05/1980
(10) 15.94 ft on 09/17/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.50 ft on 08/01/1930
(2) 0.80 ft on 10/01/1922
(3) 0.90 ft on 10/01/1923
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40 Water begins to flow onto High Street and will already be across the Paint Street Bridge, the railroad bridge and the Bridge Street Bridge. Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the river throughout Ross County.
36 Water flows onto the Paint Street Bridge and will already be across the railroad bridge in the southeast part of Chillicothe and the South Bridge Street Bridge. Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the river throughout Ross County.
30.5 This is similar to the FEMA 1 percent flood. Flooding occurs on North Bridge Street and Eastern Avenue near the river in Chillicothe. Portions of State Route 207 and State Route 205 are flooded. Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the river throughout Ross County.
25 Extensive lowland flooding occurs along the Scioto River throughout Ross County, with evacuations continuing for residents in low areas along the river.
23 Flooding is widespread through lowland areas of Ross County. Some roadways are flooded, with numerous homes inundated in Yellowbud. Extensive crop losses occur during the growing season.
22 Lowland flooding continues near Chillicothe. In Yellowbud, several homes are inundated due to backwater flooding from the Scioto River into Yellowbud Creek.
19.3 Significant lowland flooding occurs along the Scioto River in Ross County. While Chillicothe itself has only minimal flooding, backwater flooding along Yellowbud Creek results in significant flooding near Yellowbud.
17 Lowland areas begin to flood along the Scioto River in Ross County. Backwater flooding from the Scioto River begins to affect Yellowbud Creek, with lowland flooding beginning near Yellowbud.

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics. 

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