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North Fork Licking River (OH) at Newark (Ohio Street) Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Ohio USGS Water Resources DivisionNKOO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:51PM Aug 22, 2019)
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Due to bridge replacement, this gauge is temporarily unavailable.

NOTE: Forecasts for the North Fork Licking River (OH) at Newark (Ohio Street) 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: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.90 ft on 01/21/1959
(2) 20.30 ft on 01/06/2005
(3) 19.00 ft on 01/05/2004
(4) 19.00 ft on 01/12/2005
(5) 18.75 ft on 09/15/1979
(6) 18.10 ft on 05/28/1968
(7) 17.11 ft on 03/20/2008
(8) 15.30 ft on 01/25/1969
(9) 15.20 ft on 03/15/1978
(10) 14.50 ft on 08/12/1980
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.11 ft on 03/20/2008
(2) 19.00 ft on 01/12/2005
(3) 20.30 ft on 01/06/2005
(4) 19.00 ft on 01/05/2004
(5) 14.50 ft on 08/12/1980
(6) 18.75 ft on 09/15/1979
(7) 15.20 ft on 03/15/1978
(8) 14.00 ft on 04/24/1970
(9) 15.30 ft on 01/25/1969
(10) 18.10 ft on 05/28/1968
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.13 ft on 11/04/2014
(2) 2.20 ft on 10/21/2015
(3) 2.22 ft on 09/28/2015
(4) 2.26 ft on 11/17/2016
(5) 2.26 ft on 12/01/2014
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23 This would approach the flood of record from January 1959. Communities not protected by flood levees are inundated, especially the Little Texas neighborhood. Numerous homes in this area are flooded, as well as many roads leading in and out of the area.
22 Several homes in Little Texas become flooded prompting possible evacuations. Water covering low-lying roadways becomes deeper with access to several homes in Little Texas cut off. Miller and Lynn Streets are flooded.
21 Flooding in southern Newark intensifies with water covering low-lying roads. Access to some homes in Little Texas are cut off with flood water entering several homes at this level. Several roads are also flooded including Miller and Lynn Streets.
20.5 Some roads are flooded in southern Newark with water beginning to get into some of the closest homes near the river in the Little Texas area. Some evacuations may be necessary.
20 Some roads are flooded in southern Newark with water nearing and possibly flooding homes in Little Texas. Portions of Miller and Lynn Streets near the river are flooded. Several homes in Little Texas are cut off.
19 Some roadways in southern Newark are flooded with flood waters continuing to approach homes in Little Texas. The Babe Ruth Baseball Diamond is also flooded.
18 The North Fork is out of its banks with lowland flooding occuring along the river in especially the southeast area of the city. City flood control operations are in effect. Flood waters approach the Babe Ruth Baseball Diamond.
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Latitude: 40.053889° N, Longitude: 82.392222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 790.45 809.45 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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