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Tygart Valley River at Philippi Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.28 ft at 8:45AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.29 ft at 9:00AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.29 ft at 9:15AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.3 ft at 9:30AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.3 ft at 9:45AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.3 ft at 10:00AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:15AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:30AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:45AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 11:00AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 11:15AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 11:30AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 11:45AM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.33 ft at 1:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.33 ft at 1:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.34 ft at 1:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.34 ft at 1:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 2:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 2:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 2:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 4:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 4:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 4:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 4:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 8:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 8:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 8:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 8:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 11:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.36 ft at 11:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 12:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.39 ft at 12:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.39 ft at 12:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.39 ft at 12:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.42 ft at 3:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.43 ft at 3:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.43 ft at 3:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.43 ft at 4:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.44 ft at 4:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.44 ft at 4:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.47 ft at 5:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.49 ft at 6:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.5 ft at 6:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.51 ft at 6:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.51 ft at 6:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.54 ft at 7:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.55 ft at 7:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.56 ft at 7:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.58 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.59 ft at 8:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.61 ft at 8:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.62 ft at 8:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.64 ft at 9:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.65 ft at 9:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.67 ft at 9:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.68 ft at 9:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.69 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.73 ft at 10:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.74 ft at 10:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.76 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.77 ft at 11:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.78 ft at 11:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.8 ft at 11:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.81 ft at 12:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.87 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.91 ft at 1:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.92 ft at 2:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 4.99 ft at 3:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5 ft at 3:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.03 ft at 4:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.08 ft at 5:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.14 ft at 6:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.16 ft at 6:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.17 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.19 ft at 7:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.21 ft at 7:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.24 ft at 7:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.27 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.36 ft at 8:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.41 ft at 9:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.45 ft at 9:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.47 ft at 10:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.48 ft at 10:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.5 ft at 10:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.5 ft at 10:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.52 ft at 11:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 5.55 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.55 ft at 12:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.56 ft at 12:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.57 ft at 12:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.56 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.57 ft at 1:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.57 ft at 1:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.59 ft at 2:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.6 ft at 3:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.61 ft at 3:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.64 ft at 4:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.66 ft at 4:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 5:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 5:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 6:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.85 ft at 6:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.88 ft at 6:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.9 ft at 7:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.93 ft at 7:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.95 ft at 7:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.99 ft at 8:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.01 ft at 8:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.02 ft at 8:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.03 ft at 8:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.03 ft at 9:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.04 ft at 9:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.04 ft at 9:30AM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 6.05 ft at 9:45AM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 6.05 ft at 10:00AM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 6.05 ft at 10:15AM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 6.05 ft at 10:30AM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 6.05 ft at 10:45AM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 6.05 ft at 11:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.04 ft at 11:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.04 ft at 11:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.03 ft at 11:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.03 ft at 12:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 6.01 ft at 12:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 6 ft at 12:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 6 ft at 12:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.99 ft at 1:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.98 ft at 1:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.97 ft at 1:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.96 ft at 1:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.94 ft at 2:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.92 ft at 2:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.91 ft at 2:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.9 ft at 3:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.88 ft at 3:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.87 ft at 3:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.85 ft at 4:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.83 ft at 4:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 5:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 6:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 6:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 7:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 7:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.65 ft at 8:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.63 ft at 8:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.62 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.61 ft at 9:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.6 ft at 9:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.6 ft at 9:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.59 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.57 ft at 10:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.57 ft at 10:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.56 ft at 10:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.55 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.52 ft at 11:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.51 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.5 ft at 12:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.5 ft at 12:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.48 ft at 12:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.48 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.47 ft at 1:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.46 ft at 1:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.45 ft at 1:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.44 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.44 ft at 2:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.43 ft at 2:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.42 ft at 2:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.4 ft at 3:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.39 ft at 3:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.38 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.34 ft at 5:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.33 ft at 5:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.33 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.28 ft at 7:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.28 ft at 7:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 5.27 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2024Highest Forecast: 5.3 ft 2:00PM May 20, 2024Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00PM May 20, 2024Forecast: 5.1 ft 2:00AM May 21, 2024Forecast: 5 ft 8:00AM May 21, 2024Forecast: 5 ft 2:00PM May 21, 2024Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00PM May 21, 2024Forecast: 4.9 ft 2:00AM May 22, 2024Forecast: 4.8 ft 8:00AM May 22, 2024Forecast: 4.8 ft 2:00PM May 22, 2024Forecast: 4.7 ft 8:00PM May 22, 2024Forecast: 4.7 ft 2:00AM May 23, 2024Forecast: 4.6 ft 8:00AM May 23, 2024Forecast: 4.6 ft 2:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00AM May 24, 2024Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00AM May 24, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPHIW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:35AM May 20, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 9:01AM May 19)Latest observed value: 5.27 ft at 8:00 AM EDT 20-May-2024. Flood Stage is 19 ft
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NOTE: River Forecasts typically include ONLY 2 days of future rain from forecast issuance time (lower right of graph). Occasionally 3 days of future rain included.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Tygart Valley River at Philippi are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.83 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 27.62 ft on 05/17/1996
(3) 26.92 ft on 02/09/1994
(4) 26.90 ft on 07/25/1912
(5) 26.70 ft on 10/29/1937
(6) 25.93 ft on 03/07/1967
(7) 25.00 ft on 02/04/1932
(8) 24.67 ft on 06/23/1972
(9) 24.30 ft on 02/03/1939
(10) 24.10 ft on 10/16/1954
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.91 ft on 05/07/2022 (P)
(2) 20.16 ft on 04/16/2018
(3) 20.43 ft on 04/16/2018
(4) 19.28 ft on 02/17/2018
(5) 22.65 ft on 03/05/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.10 ft on 09/29/1930
(2) 0.50 ft on 09/22/1932
(3) 0.70 ft on 09/25/1939
(4) 0.80 ft on 09/25/1936
(5) 0.92 ft on 09/09/1957
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31 Widespread major flooding of the entire town occurs.
25 Most areas along the river are flooded.
22 North High and Woods Streets are flooded. Stevens and North Walnut Streets are flooded. Also, a store is flooded near Stevens and North Walnuts Streets.
21 Chesnut and McCartney Streets flood. Vietnam Veterans Park is flooded just upstream from the covered bridge.
19 The intersection of US Route 119 and Truck Route 250 is flooded. Also, Sycamore Street and Beech Avenue are flooded.
Photos
(1) Philippi Wellhouse Gage
(2) Upstream View
(3) Downstream View
(4) At 18.5 to 19 feet, Sycamore Street floods.
(5) At 18.5 to 19 feet. Beech Avenue 'Dip' Floods.
(6) Intersection of Route 119 and Truck Route 250 at the 19 foot flood stage.
(7) At 21 feet, Chestnut and McCartney Streets flood.
(8) At 21 to 22 feet, North High and Woods Streets Flood.
(9) At 21 and 22 feet, Veterans Park, Store, Stevens and North Walnut.
(10) Areal View of Philippi
(11) Experimental Flood Map
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Latitude: 39.150278° N, Longitude: 80.038889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 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 1279.7 ft 1298.7 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 Not Available Not Available  

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10 day (HEFS) 10 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast vs. River Potential
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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