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White River (IN) near Worthington Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWORI3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (11:07PM Dec 8, 2021)Flood Stage is 18 ft
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NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the White River (IN) near Worthington. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.37 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 26.97 ft on 04/22/2013
(3) 26.31 ft on 05/08/2017
(4) 25.90 ft on 01/16/2013
(5) 25.87 ft on 01/17/2007
(6) 25.25 ft on 12/24/2013
(7) 24.73 ft on 02/09/2008
(8) 24.69 ft on 12/31/2015
(9) 24.67 ft on 04/07/2014
(10) 24.28 ft on 07/17/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.31 ft on 05/08/2017
(2) 22.26 ft on 01/23/2017
(3) 21.56 ft on 04/14/2016
(4) 19.71 ft on 02/26/2016
(5) 24.69 ft on 12/31/2015
(6) 24.28 ft on 07/17/2015
(7) 24.28 ft on 07/17/2015
(8) 22.40 ft on 07/02/2015
(9) 20.57 ft on 04/22/2015
(10) 22.55 ft on 04/12/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.82 ft on 08/28/2012

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30 A major flood in progress. For only the 3rd time since August 1875, the Eel River flowed around the north side of Worthington in June 2008 and made Worthington nearly an island for about a day. Based on the Elliston and Newberry crests the June 2008 flood was higher than March 1913. US Highway 231 and the railroad line immediately southwest of Worthington were completely flooded to the Indiana Highway 57 intersection. Flooding of a few homes and numerous basements occurred in Worthington.
(1) View south towards Worthington. Jun 2008 flood from Eel R. flowed over SR 157 pictured and SR 57.
(2) Flood debris from Jun 2008 flood left on SR 157 south of Worthington
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Latitude: 39.110278° N, Longitude: 86.963333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 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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