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Grand River at Painesville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 3.1 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.09 ft at 7:15AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.09 ft at 7:30AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.09 ft at 7:45AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.08 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.08 ft at 8:15AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.07 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.07 ft at 8:45AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.07 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.06 ft at 9:15AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.06 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.06 ft at 9:45AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:15AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:30AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:45AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:15AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:30AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 11:45AM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 12:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 12:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 1:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 1:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 1:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 2:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 2:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 2:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 3:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 3:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.01 ft at 7:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:15PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:30PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:45PM May 25, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 1:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 2:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 2:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 4:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 4:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.79 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.79 ft at 5:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.79 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 7:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 4:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 5:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 5:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 7:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 7:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 8:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 8:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 8:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 9:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 9:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:15PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:30PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45PM May 27, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:15AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:30AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:45AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:00AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:15AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:30AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:45AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:00AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:15AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPNVO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:47AM May 28, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.82 ft at 6:00 AM EDT 28-May-2022. Flood Stage is 12.5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

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: 12.5
Action Stage: 8
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.

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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 12.5 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 595.51 608.01 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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