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St. Joseph River (OH/IN) near Fort Wayne Stage (ft)Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:20AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:25AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:35AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:40AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:45AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:50AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:55AM Feb 27, 2024Highest Observation: 1.9 ft at 11:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:05AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:15AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:30AM Feb 27, 2024Highest Observation: 1.9 ft at 11:45AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:50AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.88 ft at 12:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 1:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 1:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 1:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 1:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 2:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.89 ft at 2:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.88 ft at 2:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.88 ft at 2:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.88 ft at 3:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.88 ft at 3:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.88 ft at 3:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 3:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.88 ft at 4:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 4:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 4:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 4:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 5:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 5:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 5:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 5:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 6:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 6:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 6:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 6:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 8:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.86 ft at 8:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 8:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 8:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 9:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 9:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 9:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 9:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 10:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 10:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 10:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.85 ft at 11:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 11:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 11:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 2:00AM Feb 28, 2024Jump to USGS siteROOI3(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (3:08AM Feb 28, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.84 ft at 2:00 AM EST 28-Feb-2024. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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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: Forecasts for the St. Joseph River (OH/IN) near Fort Wayne are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - near Newville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Ft. Wayne at Parnell Ave
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.00 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 20.38 ft on 03/12/2009
(3) 18.10 ft on 05/19/1996
(4) 17.90 ft on 04/07/1950
(5) 17.86 ft on 06/05/1989
(6) 17.79 ft on 02/26/1985
(7) 17.67 ft on 12/01/2011
(8) 17.51 ft on 12/31/1990
(9) 17.37 ft on 02/07/2008
(10) 17.15 ft on 01/05/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.65 ft on 05/10/2021
(2) 11.44 ft on 01/12/2020
(3) 11.23 ft on 05/02/2019
(4) 14.24 ft on 02/22/2018
(5) 11.48 ft on 05/25/2017
(6) 13.35 ft on 06/28/2015
(7) 13.38 ft on 06/18/2015
(8) 13.97 ft on 04/04/2014
(9) 13.12 ft on 06/01/2013
(10) 16.01 ft on 04/20/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.05 ft on 01/24/1995
(2) 1.05 ft on 01/25/1995
(3) 1.10 ft on 09/16/1999
(4) 1.12 ft on 09/23/1994
(5) 1.16 ft on 08/24/1987
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20 A major flood is in progress and water nears the top of uncertified levees.
19 An increasing number of city streets flood with a few homes in Concordia Gardens affected by high water.
18 The city of Fort Wayne starts monitoring all potential flood sites on the St. Joseph River. Some residents in low lying areas and Canterbury Green Apartments will be affected by high water.
17 Flooding occurs in parks and low farmland throughout northeast Allen County. Flooding occurs on the lowest unprotected city streets...park drives and county roads.
15 Flooding of lowland and farmland near the river increases.
12 Lowland and farmland flooding near the river begins.
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(1) Upstream view from gauge site
(2) Wire-weight gauge and downstream view
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Latitude: 41.167500° N, Longitude: 85.074170° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 752.99 ft 764.99 ft 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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10 Day (HEFS) 10 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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