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Tippecanoe River near Ora Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Jump to USGS siteORAI3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:23AM Oct 17, 2021)ObservedFlood Stage is 12 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Gauge readings unavailable - awaiting repair.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Tippecanoe River near Ora 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: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.72 ft on 03/13/2009
(2) 15.63 ft on 01/10/2008
(3) 15.60 ft on 02/23/2018 (P)
(4) 15.60 ft on 02/08/2008
(5) 15.22 ft on 08/20/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.60 ft on 02/23/2018 (P)
(2) 12.04 ft on 07/13/2017
(3) 12.09 ft on 06/29/2015
(4) 14.56 ft on 06/18/2015
(5) 13.35 ft on 06/15/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.12 ft on 09/13/1966
(2) 4.50 ft on 09/27/1999
(3) 4.57 ft on 07/15/2012
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19.2 Estimated height of bridge steel near the river gage. At this height, the bridge acts as a dam which will back water upstream increasing the flooding behind the bridge.
16 Record flooding is in progress.
15 Near record flooding is in progress.
14 Extensive flooding of residences and low lying areas begins.
13 Flooding begins to affect streets and homes in Monterey.
12.5 Flooding begins to affect residences near the river.
12 The river is at flood stage...significant lowland and rural flooding begins.
(1) Downstream view from gauge sitge
(2) Upstream view from gauge site
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Latitude: 41.157200° N, Longitude: 86.563600° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 ft 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 692.51 704.51 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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Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast VS. River Potential
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble Outlook vs. Forecast

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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Gauge zero transitioned from 692.91 NGVD29 to 692.51 NAVD88 on Sept, 13, 2012.
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