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Shavers Fork  Cheat River at Bowden Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2019Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 9:15PM May 21, 2019Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2019Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 9:45PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:15PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:45PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.44 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:15PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.44 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:45PM May 21, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 2:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 2:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.35 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.35 ft at 4:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 7:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 7:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 8:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 8:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 9:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.31 ft at 9:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.31 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:15PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:45PM May 22, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 12:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 12:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 1:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 1:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 1:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 2:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 2:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 2:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 3:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 3:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 3:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 4:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 4:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 4:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 6:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 6:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 6:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 7:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 7:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 7:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 8:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 8:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 8:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 9:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 9:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 9:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 10:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 10:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 10:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 11:15AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 11:30AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 11:45AM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 3:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 3:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 3:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 4:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 4:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 4:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 6:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 6:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 6:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 6:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 7:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 7:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 7:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 7:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 8:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 8:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 8:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 8:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 9:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 9:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 9:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 9:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 10:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 10:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 10:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 10:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 11:00PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 11:15PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 11:30PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 11:45PM May 23, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 12:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 2:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.27 ft at 3:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 3:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 3:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.28 ft at 3:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 4:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.3 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.31 ft at 5:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 5:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.35 ft at 6:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 6:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 6:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 7:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 7:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 8:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 8:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 10:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:00AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:15AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:30AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 11:45AM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 12:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 12:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 12:30PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.41 ft at 12:45PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:30PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 1:45PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 2:30PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 2:45PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:30PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:45PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.35 ft at 4:30PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.35 ft at 4:45PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:30PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:45PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:30PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 6:45PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.32 ft at 7:15PM May 24, 2019Observed: 4.31 ft at 7:30PM May 24, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBOWW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:49PM May 24, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.31 ft at 7:30 PM EDT 24-May-2019. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Shavers Fork Cheat River at Bowden. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 17.6
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 13.37 ft on 04/16/2018
(2) 13.22 ft on 08/29/2013
(3) 13.03 ft on 01/25/2010
(4) 12.75 ft on 09/30/2016
(5) 12.37 ft on 11/19/2003
(6) 12.37 ft on 03/05/2008
(7) 12.16 ft on 06/19/1998
(8) 11.50 ft on 08/23/1989
(9) 11.50 ft on 03/23/1991
(10) 11.47 ft on 12/26/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.37 ft on 04/16/2018
(2) 12.75 ft on 09/30/2016
(3) 10.17 ft on 06/24/2016
(4) 13.22 ft on 08/29/2013
(5) 11.16 ft on 01/31/2013
(6) 13.03 ft on 01/25/2010
(7) 12.37 ft on 03/05/2008
(8) 10.87 ft on 11/29/2005
(9) 10.74 ft on 03/28/2005
(10) 12.37 ft on 11/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.55 ft on 10/01/1998
(2) 2.80 ft on 11/12/1987

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21.5 The Cheat River Resturant near the Old Route 33 highway bridge starts to get water on the lower floors. Most areas from Bowden to downstream of the Old Route 33 Bridges are flooded.
17.6 Several areas from Bowden to downstream of the Old Route 33 Bridge are flooded. The Old Route 33, and Route 5/12 bridges have water over them.
15 A campground, and homes downstream from the old Route 33 highway bridges are flooded. Several areas along the river are flooded.
13.8 Campgrounds, and homes are flooded. Water is over the Old Route 33, upstream from the highway bridge. Also a local convenience store starts to get water in it upstream from bridge.
13 Camps in and around Bowden start to flood. Water is at the bottom of the Old Route 33 Bridge, and the Route 5/12 Bridge.
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Latitude: 38.913056° N, Longitude: 79.770556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 2112.64 2125.64 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2120.00 ft 2133.00 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 2115.19 ft 2128.19 ft  

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