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Black River at Elyria Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1.59 ft at 3:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.52 ft at 4:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.48 ft at 6:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.48 ft at 6:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.46 ft at 6:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.46 ft at 7:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.45 ft at 7:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.45 ft at 7:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 9:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 10:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 10:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.39 ft at 11:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.39 ft at 11:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.39 ft at 11:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.38 ft at 11:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.38 ft at 12:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.36 ft at 1:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.36 ft at 1:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.36 ft at 1:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.35 ft at 1:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.35 ft at 2:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.35 ft at 2:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.34 ft at 2:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.34 ft at 2:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.34 ft at 3:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 4:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 4:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 4:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 4:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 5:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 5:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 5:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 5:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 6:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 6:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 6:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 6:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 7:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 7:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 8:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 9:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 9:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 9:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 10:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 10:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 10:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 10:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 11:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 11:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 11:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 11:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 12:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 3:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 3:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 3:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 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2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 4:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 4:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 4:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 5:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 5:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 5:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 5:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 6:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 6:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 6:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 6:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 7:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 7:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 7:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 7:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 8:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 8:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 8:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 8:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 9:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 9:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 9:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 9:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 10:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 10:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 10:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 10:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 11:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 11:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 11:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 11:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 1:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 1:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 1:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 1:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 4:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 4:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 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5:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.98 ft at 5:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.98 ft at 5:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 5:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 6:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 6:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 6:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 6:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 8:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 8:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 8:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 8:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 9:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 9:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 9:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 9:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 10:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 10:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 10:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 10:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 11:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 11:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 11:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 11:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 12:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.93 ft at 12:15AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.93 ft at 12:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.93 ft at 12:45AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.93 ft at 1:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.93 ft at 1:15AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.93 ft at 1:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.93 ft at 1:45AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.92 ft at 2:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 0.92 ft at 2:15AM Aug 08, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesELRO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:02AM Aug 8, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.92 ft at 2:15 AM EDT 8-Aug-2020. Flood Stage is 9.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Black River at Elyria 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.40 ft on 07/06/1969
(2) 22.90 ft on 01/22/1959
(3) 18.02 ft on 05/13/1956
(4) 17.29 ft on 05/22/2004
(5) 17.03 ft on 12/15/1977
(6) 17.03 ft on 12/31/1990
(7) 16.99 ft on 03/01/2011
(8) 16.97 ft on 02/24/1985
(9) 16.86 ft on 06/23/2006
(10) 16.77 ft on 07/11/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.61 ft on 03/29/2020 (P)
(2) 14.18 ft on 11/03/2018
(3) 13.30 ft on 11/07/2017
(4) 10.44 ft on 05/29/2017
(5) 9.75 ft on 01/13/2017
(6) 16.77 ft on 07/11/2013
(7) 12.94 ft on 12/07/2011
(8) 16.99 ft on 03/01/2011
(9) 15.77 ft on 03/09/2009
(10) 9.51 ft on 02/18/2008 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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26.5 Historic flooding exceeding 1969 levels.
24 River gage flooded.
23.5 Flood levels near the 0.2 percent, or 500 year, recurrence interval.
21 Flood levels around the 1 percent, or 100 year, flood recurrence interval.
20 Flood waters up to East Bridge Street and Forth Street bridges in Elyria.
19 Flood waters surround low lying properties on Quincy Street and Tannery Street in Elyria. Water overtops Grafton Road bridge.
18 The East and West Branches of the Black River are out of banks in several locations between Carlisle, Penfield, and Elyria. Many creeks backed up as a result with widespread flooding. Several homes in Carlisle Township along Woodside Avenue and Greenview Drive flooded.
17 Nickle Plate Diagonal Road inundated between Parsons and Whitehead Roads north of Carlisle Township.
11 Flooding along the East Branch of the Black River on Foster Road in Penfield Township.
9.5 Flooding begins south of Elyria in Carlisle Township along Woodside Drive.
Photos
(1) Photo taken March 2, 2011 by OPL Brian Mitchell looking downstream of the river gage at Elyria.
(2) River Gage site on the Black River in Elyria. Gage is located on the left bank in Cascade Park at El
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Latitude: 41.380324° N, Longitude: 82.104590° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9.5 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 620.83 ft 630.33 ft 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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