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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Great Miami River at Dayton are issued routinely year-round.
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Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 48
Moderate Flood Stage: 44
Flood Stage: 41
Action Stage: 29.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 36.00 ft on 01/22/1959
(2) 35.40 ft on 02/27/1929
(3) 35.21 ft on 12/23/2013
(4) 34.33 ft on 01/07/2005
(5) 34.20 ft on 01/22/1937
(6) 34.00 ft on 05/14/1933
(7) 33.70 ft on 03/06/1963
(8) 33.10 ft on 12/31/1990
(9) 33.00 ft on 06/14/1958
(10) 32.71 ft on 07/10/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.21 ft on 12/23/2013
(2) 34.33 ft on 01/07/2005
(3) 32.71 ft on 07/10/2003
(4) 30.35 ft on 01/24/1996
(5) 29.80 ft on 05/19/1995
(6) 33.10 ft on 12/31/1990
(7) 31.50 ft on 05/27/1989
(8) 31.00 ft on 02/24/1985
(9) 32.50 ft on 02/24/1975
(10) 33.70 ft on 03/06/1963
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 25.10 ft on 08/08/1934
(2) 25.24 ft on 08/30/2012
(3) 25.26 ft on 09/07/2010
(4) 25.30 ft on 10/20/2010
(5) 25.33 ft on 07/14/2012
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42.2 This is the maximum flood protection that is provided by the Miami Conservancy District. Water becomes an immediate threat to downtown Dayton and areas near the river. Low-lying areas in communities south of Dayton along tributaries of the Great Miami River experience flooding, especially from Moraine to near Miamisburg.
41.1 A flood of this level would equal the flood volume of water as that of the 1913 flood of record. The Miami Conservancy District flood protection system provides protection to the City of Dayton up to a river stage of 42 feet. This system includes dams and levees along the Great Miami and tributaries affecting Dayton. Minor to Moderate flooding does occur outside of flood protected area from Moraine to West Carrollton to Miamisburg.
40 A stop log wall must be installed at Riverscape to prevent the levee in the Riverscape area from being overtopped. The Miami Conservancy District flood protection system provides protection to the City of Dayton up to a river stage of 42 feet. There is some flooding outside of flood protected areas...such as along Rip Rap Road in Huber Heights.
39.5 The Miami Conservancy District flood proecction system provides protection to the City of Dayton up to a river stage of 42 feet. This system includes dams and levees on the Great Miami and tributaries. There is flooding outside of flood protected areas along Rip Rap Road in Huber Heights.
39.3 This is the FEMA 1 percent flood elevation level. The Miami Conservancy District flood proecction system provides protection to the City of Dayton up to a river stage of 42 feet. This system includes dams and levees on the Great Miami and tributaries. There is flooding outside of flood protected areas along Rip Rap Road in Huber Heights.
34 Island Metro Park becomes inundated as well as Helena Street. The MCD flood protection system provides protection to the City of Dayton up to a river stage of 42 feet.
33 Island Metro Park and Helena Street experience some flooding as well as portions of Rip Rap Road near Huber Heights. The MCD flood portection system provides protection to the City of Dayton up to a river stage of 42 feet. This system includes dams and levees along the Miami River and tributaries in the Dayton area. In addition, some groundwater flooding may occur due to the high river near the University of Dayton.
30 Flooding occurs near Rip Rap Road between Bridgewater and Little York Roads near Huber Heights. The MCD flood protection system provides protection to selected areas in the City of Dayton up to a river stage of 42 feet. This system provides flood reduction from four dams and reduced risk in leveed areas.
27.5 Flooding begins along the bike trail along river in the city.
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(1) View upstream of gage 11/14/05, level 26.1'

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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

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