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Cheat River at Parsons Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.76 ft at 8:15AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.73 ft at 8:30AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.74 ft at 8:45AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:00AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.72 ft at 9:15AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.71 ft at 9:30AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:45AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.74 ft at 10:00AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.76 ft at 10:15AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 10:30AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 10:45AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:00AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.77 ft at 11:15AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.72 ft at 11:30AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.72 ft at 11:45AM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 12:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.73 ft at 12:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.74 ft at 1:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 1:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.76 ft at 1:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 1:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.76 ft at 2:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 2:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 2:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.76 ft at 3:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.81 ft at 3:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 3:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 4:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.81 ft at 4:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.76 ft at 4:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.77 ft at 4:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.76 ft at 5:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 5:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 5:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 5:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.81 ft at 6:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.84 ft at 6:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.87 ft at 7:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.9 ft at 8:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.91 ft at 8:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 5 ft at 10:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:00PM May 03, 2021Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:15PM May 03, 2021Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:30PM May 03, 2021Observed: 5.16 ft at 11:45PM May 03, 2021Observed: 5.21 ft at 12:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.21 ft at 12:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.25 ft at 12:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.27 ft at 12:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.35 ft at 1:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.34 ft at 1:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.44 ft at 2:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.42 ft at 3:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.44 ft at 3:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.47 ft at 3:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.47 ft at 4:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.47 ft at 4:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.5 ft at 4:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.51 ft at 4:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.53 ft at 5:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.55 ft at 5:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.55 ft at 5:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.54 ft at 5:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.56 ft at 6:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.58 ft at 6:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.59 ft at 6:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.61 ft at 6:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.66 ft at 7:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.63 ft at 7:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.66 ft at 7:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.65 ft at 7:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.68 ft at 8:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.73 ft at 8:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.76 ft at 8:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.83 ft at 9:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.85 ft at 9:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 9:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 5.99 ft at 10:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.06 ft at 10:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:00AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.38 ft at 11:15AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.47 ft at 11:30AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.49 ft at 11:45AM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.57 ft at 12:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.66 ft at 12:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.68 ft at 12:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.77 ft at 12:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 6.89 ft at 1:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.01 ft at 1:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.09 ft at 1:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.16 ft at 1:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.23 ft at 2:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.29 ft at 2:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.33 ft at 2:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.36 ft at 2:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.37 ft at 3:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.41 ft at 3:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.47 ft at 3:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.49 ft at 3:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.54 ft at 4:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.54 ft at 4:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.52 ft at 4:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 4:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.59 ft at 5:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 5:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.62 ft at 5:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.65 ft at 5:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.74 ft at 6:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.74 ft at 6:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.77 ft at 6:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.82 ft at 7:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.84 ft at 7:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.83 ft at 7:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.85 ft at 7:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.87 ft at 8:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 8:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 8:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.85 ft at 8:45PM May 04, 2021Highest Observation: 7.91 ft at 9:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 9:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.89 ft at 9:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 10:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.87 ft at 10:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 10:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.86 ft at 10:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.84 ft at 11:00PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.84 ft at 11:15PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.83 ft at 11:30PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.8 ft at 11:45PM May 04, 2021Observed: 7.79 ft at 12:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.77 ft at 12:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.76 ft at 12:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.74 ft at 12:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.73 ft at 1:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.69 ft at 1:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.65 ft at 1:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.64 ft at 1:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.65 ft at 2:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 2:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 2:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.54 ft at 3:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.54 ft at 3:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.52 ft at 3:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.46 ft at 3:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.49 ft at 4:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.46 ft at 4:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.45 ft at 4:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.41 ft at 4:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.43 ft at 5:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.39 ft at 5:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.38 ft at 5:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.36 ft at 5:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.33 ft at 6:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.32 ft at 6:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.3 ft at 6:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.28 ft at 6:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.27 ft at 7:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.29 ft at 7:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.24 ft at 7:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.25 ft at 7:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.24 ft at 8:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.2 ft at 8:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.23 ft at 8:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.2 ft at 8:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.2 ft at 9:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.16 ft at 9:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.16 ft at 9:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.17 ft at 9:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.14 ft at 10:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.15 ft at 10:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.12 ft at 10:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.1 ft at 11:00AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.1 ft at 11:15AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.1 ft at 11:30AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 11:45AM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.08 ft at 12:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.06 ft at 12:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.1 ft at 12:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 12:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.06 ft at 1:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 1:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 1:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.06 ft at 1:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 2:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 2:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 2:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 2:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.03 ft at 3:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.06 ft at 3:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 3:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 3:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 4:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 4:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 4:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.09 ft at 4:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 5:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.09 ft at 5:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.08 ft at 5:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 5:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.11 ft at 6:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 6:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.09 ft at 6:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.08 ft at 6:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 7:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.1 ft at 7:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.09 ft at 7:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 7:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 8:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.08 ft at 8:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 8:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 8:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 9:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.07 ft at 9:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 9:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.06 ft at 9:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 10:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 10:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 10:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 10:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.04 ft at 11:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.01 ft at 11:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.02 ft at 11:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 6.98 ft at 11:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.02 ft at 12:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7 ft at 12:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.98 ft at 12:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.98 ft at 12:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.96 ft at 1:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.95 ft at 1:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.94 ft at 2:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.93 ft at 2:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.92 ft at 2:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.93 ft at 2:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.92 ft at 3:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.9 ft at 3:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.9 ft at 3:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.85 ft at 3:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.88 ft at 4:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.85 ft at 4:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.83 ft at 4:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.82 ft at 4:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.82 ft at 5:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.81 ft at 5:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.79 ft at 5:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.81 ft at 5:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.79 ft at 6:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.76 ft at 6:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.78 ft at 6:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.75 ft at 6:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.76 ft at 7:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.74 ft at 7:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.73 ft at 7:30AM May 06, 2021Highest Forecast: 6.1 ft 2:00PM May 06, 2021Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00PM May 06, 2021Forecast: 5.7 ft 2:00AM May 07, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 8:00AM May 07, 2021Forecast: 5.4 ft 2:00PM May 07, 2021Forecast: 5.4 ft 8:00PM May 07, 2021Forecast: 5.3 ft 2:00AM May 08, 2021Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00AM May 08, 2021Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00PM May 08, 2021Forecast: 5.1 ft 8:00PM May 08, 2021Forecast: 5 ft 2:00AM May 09, 2021Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM May 09, 2021Forecast: 4.8 ft 2:00PM May 09, 2021Forecast: 4.7 ft 8:00PM May 09, 2021Forecast: 4.6 ft 2:00AM May 10, 2021Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00AM May 10, 2021Forecast: 4.4 ft 2:00PM May 10, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPSNW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:04AM May 6, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 3:24PM May 5)Latest observed value: 6.73 ft at 7:30 AM EDT 6-May-2021. Flood Stage is 18.5 ft
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall/snowmelt. Forecast stages may be different if the actual rainfall/snowmelt is different than the forecast rainfall/snowmelt.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cheat River at Parsons are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 21.5
Flood Stage: 18.5
Action Stage: 15.1
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.30 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 20.50 ft on 07/10/1888
(3) 19.80 ft on 01/19/1996
(4) 19.08 ft on 10/16/1954
(5) 18.97 ft on 02/09/1994
(6) 18.90 ft on 03/12/1917
(7) 17.58 ft on 06/30/2019
(8) 17.50 ft on 03/29/1924
(9) 17.20 ft on 02/04/1932
(10) 17.00 ft on 03/13/1918
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.58 ft on 06/30/2019
(2) 8.66 ft on 02/08/2019
(3) 10.82 ft on 01/20/2019
(4) 13.10 ft on 09/28/2018
(5) 16.90 ft on 07/29/2017
(6) 11.79 ft on 03/05/2015
(7) 12.77 ft on 03/05/2015
(8) 12.54 ft on 05/16/2014
(9) 11.35 ft on 05/18/2011
(10) 13.80 ft on 01/26/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.18 ft on 08/12/1930
(2) 1.55 ft on 09/27/2008
(3) 1.60 ft on 01/11/1988

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21.5 Water begins to flood low lying sections of Parsons along Walnut, 2nd, 3rd and Water Streets and in the south end of Parsons, Poplar and Missouri Streets. Flooding also occurs along areas near River Avenue, Currance Street and around the Parsons Nursery.
20 Flooding affects portions of Water Street, Walnut Street, 4th Street, River Avenue and Buchanan Street.
19.5 Water levels reach the flood levels of the flood of February 19, 2000.
18.5 Water floods areas of 4th Street, Water Street and Central Avenue.
17.5 Water covers much of Parsons City Park closest to Shavers Fork and back yards of homes on lower end of 4th Street.
16.9 Water rises to the level reached on July 29, 2017.
15 Water affects the low end of Parsons City Park closest to the Shavers Fork.
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(1) Estimated Gauge Height Relationship Current Gauge vs New Gauge
(2) New river gage at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.
(3) View of Cheat river downstream from new gage on Holly Meadows Bridge at Parsons, WV.
(4) New river gage on Holly Meadows Bridge at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.
(5) Old river gage at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.
(6) View of Cheat river upstream from old gage at Parsons, WV.
(7) View of Cheat river downstream from old gage at Parsons, WV.
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Latitude: 39.121667° N, Longitude: 79.675278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18.5 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 1589.93 1608.43 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1589.66 ft 1605.66 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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