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Grand River at Painesville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.74 ft at 12:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.71 ft at 2:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.71 ft at 2:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.61 ft at 6:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.6 ft at 7:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.6 ft at 7:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:00PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:15PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:30PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:45PM Jul 17, 2018Observed: 1.55 ft at 12:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.54 ft at 12:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.54 ft at 12:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.54 ft at 12:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.54 ft at 1:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 6:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 7:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 7:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 7:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 7:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 8:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 10:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 10:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 10:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 10:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:00AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:15AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:30AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:45AM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:00PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:15PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:45PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:00PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:15PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:45PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:00PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:15PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:45PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:00PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.41 ft at 7:45PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.41 ft at 8:15PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.41 ft at 8:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.41 ft at 9:15PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 9:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 9:45PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:00PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:15PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:45PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 11:00PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 11:15PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 11:30PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 11:45PM Jul 18, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 12:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 12:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 1:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 1:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 1:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 1:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 2:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 3:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 3:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 3:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 3:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 4:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 4:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 4:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 4:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 5:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 5:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 5:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 5:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 6:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.41 ft at 6:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.51 ft at 7:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.84 ft at 8:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.9 ft at 8:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2 ft at 8:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.06 ft at 9:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.11 ft at 11:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 11:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:30PM Jul 19, 2018Highest Observation: 2.13 ft at 1:45PM Jul 19, 2018Highest Observation: 2.13 ft at 2:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.11 ft at 3:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.06 ft at 9:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.06 ft at 9:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.06 ft at 9:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.06 ft at 9:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.06 ft at 10:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.02 ft at 12:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.02 ft at 1:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.02 ft at 1:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2 ft at 2:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2 ft at 2:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2 ft at 2:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2 ft at 3:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.93 ft at 9:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.91 ft at 9:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.9 ft at 10:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:00PM Jul 20, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPNVO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:31PM Jul 20, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.89 ft at 12:00 PM EDT 20-Jul-2018. Flood Stage is 8 ft
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Datum: Not Available
Metadata
Reliability of the Forecast: Unavailable due to ice

NOTE: Forecasts for the Grand River at Painesville 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.35 ft on 07/28/2006
(2) 13.70 ft on 02/06/2008
(3) 13.25 ft on 02/28/2011
(4) 13.16 ft on 12/25/1979
(5) 13.07 ft on 06/11/1986
(6) 12.93 ft on 05/26/1989
(7) 12.55 ft on 02/17/1976
(8) 12.52 ft on 03/15/1978
(9) 12.11 ft on 02/24/1985
(10) 12.01 ft on 02/19/1981
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.60 ft on 05/07/2017
(2) 8.54 ft on 04/01/2017
(3) 11.30 ft on 01/12/2017
(4) 13.25 ft on 02/28/2011
(5) 10.38 ft on 03/12/2010
(6) 11.32 ft on 02/12/2009
(7) 13.70 ft on 02/06/2008
(8) 8.79 ft on 01/09/2008
(9) 8.15 ft on 12/12/2007
(10) 11.15 ft on 03/15/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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28 River gage flooded. Historic flooding along the river. Major damage to property in low lying areas.
19.5 Record flooding. Major flooding in the City of Painesville. Route 2 and the Richmond Street bridges will be flooded. Homes and businesses along Steele and Grand River Avenues, as well as Huntington Road will be completely inundated. The City of Painesville Pollution Control Plant will be flooded.
19 FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. Major flooding in the City of Painesville. Route 2 and the Richmond Street bridges will be flooded. Homes and business along Steele and Grand River Avenue, as well as Huntington Road will be completely inundated. The City of Painesville Pollution Control Plant will be flooded.
17 FEMA 1 percent flood level. Steele and Grand River Avenues completely flooded. Painesville City Pollution Control Plant inundated. Kiwanis recreational park will be flooded. Rising water may inundate businesses near the Route 20 bridge.
16 Steele and Grand River Avenues flooded with evacuations needed. Painesville City Pollution Control Plant threatened. Kiwanis recreational park will begin to flood.
15 River near bankful along Grand River and Steele Avenues. Homes and apartments threatened.
13 Yacht club near mouth of the river threatened by flood waters.
8.5 Low land flooding adjacent to the river in the metropark.
8 Water levels will overrun the banks along the metropark south of Painesville.
Photos
(1) USGS Painesville River Gage located on the downstream left abutment of the State Highway 84 (Walnut
(2) Another photo of the USGS water-stage recorder river gage on the Grand River in Painesville. Photo t
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Latitude: 41.718889° N, Longitude: 81.228056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 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 29 596.37 ft 604.37 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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Potential River Levels
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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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