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ALERT: November 15 update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Ohio River at Pike Island Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 12.44 ft at 10:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.45 ft at 10:15AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.38 ft at 10:30AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.46 ft at 10:45AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.45 ft at 11:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.44 ft at 11:15AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.41 ft at 11:30AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.44 ft at 11:45AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.44 ft at 12:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.44 ft at 12:15PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.45 ft at 12:30PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.39 ft at 12:45PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.44 ft at 1:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.44 ft at 1:15PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.46 ft at 1:45PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.45 ft at 2:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.48 ft at 2:15PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.48 ft at 2:30PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.48 ft at 2:45PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.49 ft at 3:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.51 ft at 3:15PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.52 ft at 3:30PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 12.53 ft at 3:45PM Nov 15, 2018Highest Observation: 12.54 ft at 4:00PM Nov 15, 2018Forecast: 18 ft 7:00PM Nov 15, 2018Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 19.1 ft 7:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 19.9 ft 1:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 20.4 ft 7:00PM Nov 16, 2018Highest Forecast: 20.5 ft 1:00AM Nov 17, 2018Highest Forecast: 20.5 ft 7:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 20.4 ft 1:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 20.1 ft 7:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 19.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 19.5 ft 7:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 19.3 ft 1:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 19.1 ft 7:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 18.7 ft 7:00AM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 18.6 ft 1:00PM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00PM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 18.2 ft 1:00AM Nov 20, 2018Forecast: 18 ft 7:00AM Nov 20, 2018WHLW2(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (4:17PM Nov 15, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 10:55AM Nov 15)Latest observed value: 12.54 ft at 4:00 PM EST 15-Nov-2018. Flood Stage is 37 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 Ohio River at Pike Island Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 39
Flood Stage: 37
Action Stage: 26.4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 47.70 ft on 03/11/1964
(2) 47.50 ft on 06/25/1972
(3) 46.30 ft on 09/19/2004
(4) 46.00 ft on 01/21/1996
(5) 43.04 ft on 01/07/2005
(6) 40.90 ft on 02/15/1966
(7) 39.79 ft on 02/18/2018
(8) 39.34 ft on 09/11/2018
(9) 39.30 ft on 01/01/1991
(10) 38.34 ft on 09/11/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.34 ft on 09/11/2018
(2) 34.27 ft on 09/11/2018
(3) 39.34 ft on 09/11/2018
(4) 39.79 ft on 02/18/2018
(5) 38.05 ft on 03/12/2011
(6) 30.83 ft on 03/24/2007
(7) 33.88 ft on 03/16/2007
(8) 43.04 ft on 01/07/2005
(9) 46.30 ft on 09/19/2004
(10) 36.40 ft on 01/06/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1980

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45 Lock walls overtopped.
39 The well house and pump are flooded at the Fairway River Links Golf Course in Rayland Ohio.
38 Navigation suspended, lock out of service.
37 Low lying areas of Wheeling Island begin to flood.
34 Or 13.0 feet on the upper gage, water begins to flood golf course near Tiltonsville.
22 Water reaches the fishing pier on right downstream bank
(1) DCP gage on Pike Island lock wall looking downstream.
(2) Upper portion of Staff gage on Pike Island lock wall.
(3) View of Ohio River upstream toward Pike Island dam.
(4) View of Ohio River downstream past DCP gage.
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Latitude: 40.149722° N, Longitude: 80.701667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 37 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 611 ft 648 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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Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble  GEFS Ensemble 

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics. 

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