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White River (IN) at Eagle Valley Power Plant Stage (ft)CENI3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (2:08AM Oct 4, 2023)Flood Stage is 603 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

NOTE: Forecasts for the White River (IN) at Eagle Valley Power Plant 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: 610
Moderate Flood Stage: 607
Flood Stage: 603
Action Stage: 599.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 613.50 ft on 03/25/1913
(2) 612.20 ft on 06/07/2008
(3) 611.70 ft on 09/03/2003
(4) 611.70 ft on 01/06/2005
(5) 610.60 ft on 11/18/1993
(6) 610.60 ft on 12/31/1990
(7) 610.20 ft on 04/20/1964
(8) 610.20 ft on 11/15/1993
(9) 610.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(10) 609.30 ft on 06/16/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 607.20 ft on 07/14/2015
(2) 606.30 ft on 04/05/2014
(3) 607.00 ft on 12/22/2013
(4) 610.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(5) 608.50 ft on 01/14/2013
(6) 607.50 ft on 03/05/2011
(7) 607.40 ft on 03/02/2011
(8) 606.90 ft on 06/23/2010
(9) 607.40 ft on 02/12/2009
(10) 612.20 ft on 06/07/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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613.5 Water is at the top of levee protecting homes in the north and west portions of Martinsville.
613 Water is at estimated height of the March 1913 flood crest or record flood level.
612.2 On the Evening of June 6 and the Morning of June 8 rain of 8 to more than 10 inches fell in Owen and much of Morgan Counties. The rain fell when the ground was already very wet from storms earlier in June and the White River ranged from flood stage in Morgan County to 6 feet over flood stage in Owen County. This effect was disastrous flooding in Morgan and Owen Counties with river levels approaching March 1913 levels from Martinsville area to and including the Spencer area.
612.19 During June 2008 deluge more than half of Martinsville flooded...State Road 37 both north and south of Martinsville was closed at times...record flood on Indian Creek and many apartments and businesses on east side of State Road 37 were heavily damaged. Some apartments and homes had more than 3 feet of water in them. The water level at SR 39 and White River for this flood remained considerably lower the Labor Day 2003 flood. The new Martinsville WWTP remained high and dry.
612.16 In southwest Morgan County, extreme local flood blocked SR 67 going south where the 67 becomes 2 lanes. The town of Paragon was cut off from the outside world as SR 67 flooded also flooded south of Paragon. The town itself was extensively flooded by local flooding and extreme river flooding occurred east of the railroad tracks in the nearby rural areas.
610.5 Homes in an area on the right bank of the White River between Martinsville and Paragon flood.
610.1 The older section of the small town of Waverly floods. Several evacuations are necessary. Sandbagging prevents much flooding.
610 Flood waters cover the flood plain along SR 39 connecting SRs 37 and 67 just southwest of Martinsville. Flooding causes the evacuation of a few people and damages Blue Bluff Road near IPL Power Plant. Local river roads are impassable.
607 Extensive flooding of agricultural lands. Blue Bluff and Paragon Roads are impassable. Flood waters affect a few homes in Waverly.
603.5 Blue Bluff Road just north of Blue Bluff Bridge has about six inches of water on it.
603 Low agricultural fields begin to flood.
602 Crops begin to flood.
593.5 This level is the top of dam or pool stage.
(1) White River at Eagle Valley Power Plant (formerly IPL)
(2) Upstream view of White River Apr 3, 2001. Level 595.1 feet MSL.
(3) Downstream view of White River Apr 3, 2001. Level 595.1 feet MSL.
(4) Upstream view of White River Apr 3, 2001. Level 595.1 feet MSL.
(5) Northerly view of White River Apr 3, 2001. Level 595.1 feet MSL.
(6) Levee located on right bank downstream of Eagle Valley Power Plant on Dec 11, 2014.
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Latitude: 39.485833° N, Longitude: 86.418889° W, Horizontal Datum: Unknown

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 590 ft 603 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 590)
(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 29 590 ft 603 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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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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Current river trends available at about 2 miles upstream of this site.

This river site is operated by Eagle Valley Power Plant.

Detailed stream discharges and gage heights as archived by the U.S. Geological Survey are not available. The only historical river data for this location is displayed on this page.
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