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Big Coal River at Ashford Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.4 ft at 11:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 11:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 1:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 1:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 1:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 1:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 2:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 2:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 2:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 2:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 3:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 3:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 3:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 3:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 4:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 4:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 4:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 4:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 5:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 5:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 5:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 5:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 7:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 7:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 7:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 7:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 8:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 8:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 8:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 10:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 10:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 10:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 10:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 11:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 11:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 12:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 2:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 2:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 2:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.34 ft at 2:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.34 ft at 3:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 3:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 3:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 3:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.34 ft at 4:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 4:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.34 ft at 4:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 4:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 5:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 5:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 5:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 5:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.37 ft at 7:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 7:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 7:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.4 ft at 7:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.41 ft at 8:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.43 ft at 8:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.46 ft at 8:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.48 ft at 8:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.52 ft at 9:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.55 ft at 9:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.58 ft at 9:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 10:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:00AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:15AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:30AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:45AM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.79 ft at 12:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 1:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.08 ft at 1:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.16 ft at 1:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.24 ft at 2:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.31 ft at 2:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 2:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 2:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.6 ft at 3:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.63 ft at 4:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:45PM Aug 11, 2022Highest Observation: 3.68 ft at 5:00PM Aug 11, 2022Highest Observation: 3.68 ft at 5:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.65 ft at 5:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.59 ft at 6:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.58 ft at 7:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 8:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.51 ft at 8:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.47 ft at 10:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.47 ft at 11:00PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.47 ft at 11:15PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 11:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 11:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 12:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 12:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 12:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 1:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 1:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.35 ft at 2:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.33 ft at 2:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.32 ft at 2:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.3 ft at 3:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.28 ft at 3:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.27 ft at 3:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.26 ft at 4:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.25 ft at 4:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.23 ft at 4:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.22 ft at 4:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.21 ft at 5:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.2 ft at 5:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.19 ft at 5:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.18 ft at 5:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.16 ft at 6:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.16 ft at 6:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.15 ft at 6:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.14 ft at 6:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.12 ft at 7:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.11 ft at 7:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.09 ft at 7:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.08 ft at 8:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.08 ft at 8:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.06 ft at 8:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 8:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 9:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 10:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 10:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 10:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 11:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 11:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 11:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 12:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 1:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 2:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 5:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 5:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 5:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 5:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.79 ft at 8:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 3:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 3:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 5:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 5:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 5:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 7:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.58 ft at 7:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.58 ft at 7:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.57 ft at 8:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.57 ft at 8:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.56 ft at 8:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.56 ft at 8:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.56 ft at 9:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.55 ft at 9:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.55 ft at 9:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.55 ft at 9:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.55 ft at 10:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.54 ft at 10:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.54 ft at 10:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 2.54 ft at 10:45AM Aug 13, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesASHW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:20AM Aug 13, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.54 ft at 10:45 AM EDT 13-Aug-2022. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Big Coal River at Ashford. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.66 ft on 08/09/1916
(2) 27.00 ft on 03/07/1967
(3) 26.14 ft on 12/31/1969
(4) 26.05 ft on 01/26/1978
(5) 25.95 ft on 11/19/2003
(6) 25.80 ft on 03/12/1963
(7) 25.70 ft on 02/03/1939
(8) 25.68 ft on 04/15/2007
(9) 24.67 ft on 04/05/1977
(10) 23.59 ft on 03/05/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.25 ft on 03/01/2021
(2) 13.98 ft on 02/11/2020
(3) 14.78 ft on 12/22/2018
(4) 15.45 ft on 02/12/2018
(5) 18.35 ft on 06/06/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 10/06/1930
(2) 0.49 ft on 09/26/2007

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30 Several homes along Emmons Road toward White Oak Road flood. A significant portion of the railroad from just above Ashford down to Emmons is under water. Many homes next to the river from Ashford to Emmons flood.
28 Ashford Lane at intersection with the Ashford Nellis Road bridge begins to flood. Nearly the entire length of Emmons Road is under water.
25 The church on Ashford Nellis Road and some homes along Ashford Lane, next to the river, flood at stages between 25 and 27 feet.
22 Intersection of Emmons Road and Lower White Oak Road floods.
21 Three homes along Dartmouth Ashford Road, just below the intersection with Ashford Nellis Road, flood.
20 Dartmouth Ashford Road just below the intersection with Ashford Nellis Road floods.
18 Intersection of Darmouth Ashford Road and Ashford Nellis Road in Ashford floods. Sections of Emmons Road begin to flood below the intersection with the Ashford Nellis Road bridge.
17 Ridgeview Nellis Road just above the Ashford Nellis Road bridge floods.
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Latitude: 38.179822° N, Longitude: 81.711511° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 621.75 ft 638.75 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 Not Available Not Available  

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