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Shavers Fork  Cheat River at Bemis Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)BEMW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:04PM Sep 21, 2019)Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Shavers Fork Cheat River at Bemis. Only observed stages are available for this point.

Vertical datum height estimated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 using the NGS VERTCON conversion program

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Upstream Gauge - at Cheat Bridge Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Bowden
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 15.00 ft on 01/19/1996
(2) 14.00 ft on 11/05/1985
(3) 13.01 ft on 03/13/1918
(4) 11.30 ft on 04/16/2018
(5) 10.62 ft on 01/26/1978
(6) 9.96 ft on 06/19/1998
(7) 9.39 ft on 05/08/1994
(8) 8.20 ft on 01/31/2013
(9) 7.77 ft on 03/24/1993

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.30 ft on 04/16/2018
(2) 8.20 ft on 01/31/2013
(3) 9.96 ft on 06/19/1998
(4) 15.00 ft on 01/19/1996
(5) 9.39 ft on 05/08/1994
(6) 7.77 ft on 03/24/1993
(7) 14.00 ft on 11/05/1985
(8) 10.62 ft on 01/26/1978
(9) 13.01 ft on 03/13/1918

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.43 ft on 08/31/1925

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18 Several areas homes, and building in Bemis both upstream, and downstream from the bridge are flooded. Flooding of County Route 22, and access to Bemis is cut off from Glady.
17 Flooding of County Route 22, access to Bemis is cut off from Glady. Several homes, camps, and buildings flooded or affected.
16 Water on County Route 22 Bridge. Homes, and camps near the river are flooded.
14 Water starts to surround or affect cabins, and buildings near the river. Backwater start from small streams and creeks that flow into the Shavers Fork.
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Latitude: 38.807500° N, Longitude: 79.737500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 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 2573.634 ft 2589.634 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2574.06 ft 2590.06 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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