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  NOTICE:There is a service interruption for a number of stream gauges nationwide due to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Rollover that occurred on April 6 at 23:59 GMT. The National Weather Service is working with federal, state, and local partners to ensure those affected gauges obtain the necessary updates to resume data transmission. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Wabash River near Battleground Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 17.8 ft at 8:30AM Apr 22, 2019Highest Observation: 20.3 ft at 8:00AM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 22.6 ft 8:00PM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 23.1 ft 2:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 23.5 ft 8:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 23.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 24, 2019Highest Forecast: 23.8 ft 8:00PM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 23.7 ft 2:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 23.6 ft 8:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 23.4 ft 2:00PM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 23.2 ft 8:00PM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 22.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 22.6 ft 8:00AM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 22.3 ft 2:00PM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 21.9 ft 8:00PM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 21.6 ft 2:00AM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 21.2 ft 8:00AM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 20.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 20.1 ft 8:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 19.5 ft 2:00AM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 18.9 ft 8:00AM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 2:00PM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 17.7 ft 8:00PM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 17 ft 2:00AM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 16.3 ft 8:00AM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 15.6 ft 2:00PM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 14.9 ft 8:00PM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 14.3 ft 2:00AM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 13.6 ft 8:00AM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 12.9 ft 2:00PM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 12.2 ft 8:00PM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 11.7 ft 2:00AM May 01, 2019Forecast: 11.2 ft 8:00AM May 01, 2019Forecast: 10.7 ft 2:00PM May 01, 2019Forecast: 10.3 ft 8:00PM May 01, 2019Forecast: 9.9 ft 2:00AM May 02, 2019Forecast: 9.5 ft 8:00AM May 02, 2019Forecast: 9.2 ft 2:00PM May 02, 2019Forecast: 8.8 ft 8:00PM May 02, 2019Forecast: 8.5 ft 2:00AM May 03, 2019Forecast: 8.2 ft 8:00AM May 03, 2019BFRI3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (3:36PM Apr 23, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 9:36AM Apr 23)Latest observed value: 20.3 ft at 8:00 AM EDT 23-Apr-2019. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Wabash River near Battleground. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.14 ft on 04/20/2013
(2) 24.55 ft on 06/18/2015
(3) 17.04 ft on 04/04/2014
(4) 15.13 ft on 01/14/2013
(5) 14.77 ft on 11/25/2014
(6) 13.37 ft on 01/31/2013
(7) 12.78 ft on 04/11/2015
(8) 12.49 ft on 01/06/2015
(9) 11.90 ft on 12/26/2014

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.55 ft on 06/18/2015
(2) 12.78 ft on 04/11/2015
(3) 12.49 ft on 01/06/2015
(4) 11.90 ft on 12/26/2014
(5) 14.77 ft on 11/25/2014
(6) 17.04 ft on 04/04/2014
(7) 26.14 ft on 04/20/2013
(8) 13.37 ft on 01/31/2013
(9) 15.13 ft on 01/14/2013

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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26 Major flooding in Tippecanoe County affecting roads, residential areas and commercial enterprises.
(1) View northwest of SR 225 Bridge over the Wabash River on Jan 7, 2009.
(2) Northwesst close up view of SR 225 Bridge over the Wabash River on Jan 7, 2009.
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Latitude: 40.495000° N, Longitude: 86.822500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available 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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