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Ohio River at R C Byrd Lock Tailwater (ft)Observed: 16.16 ft at 5:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.22 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.35 ft at 6:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.38 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.44 ft at 7:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.43 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.48 ft at 8:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.55 ft at 9:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.45 ft at 9:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.61 ft at 10:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.44 ft at 10:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.46 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.44 ft at 11:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 16.49 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.48 ft at 12:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.48 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.49 ft at 1:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.46 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.45 ft at 2:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.46 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.45 ft at 3:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.46 ft at 4:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.44 ft at 4:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.43 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.43 ft at 5:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.38 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.31 ft at 6:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.28 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.2 ft at 7:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.17 ft at 8:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.2 ft at 8:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.11 ft at 9:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.02 ft at 9:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.07 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 16.07 ft at 10:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.78 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.71 ft at 11:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.72 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.47 ft at 12:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.43 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.38 ft at 1:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.37 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.36 ft at 2:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.27 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.29 ft at 3:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.15 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.29 ft at 4:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.45 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.85 ft at 5:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.9 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 15.06 ft at 6:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.89 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.8 ft at 7:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.69 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.65 ft at 8:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.65 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.66 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.62 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.53 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.59 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.69 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.69 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.69 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.68 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.81 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.86 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.72 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.74 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.8 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.78 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.89 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.72 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.77 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.78 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.68 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 15.07 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 15.09 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 15.06 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 15.5 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 15.6 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 15.94 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 15.89 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 16.34 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 16.37 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 16.48 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 16.53 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 16.95 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 16.93 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.07 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.12 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.15 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.2 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.21 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.33 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.37 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.36 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.27 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2022Highest Observation: 17.48 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.41 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.4 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.38 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.41 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.4 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.36 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.41 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.44 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.17 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.18 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.05 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 17.04 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.99 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.98 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.72 ft at 1:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.66 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.56 ft at 2:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.51 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.46 ft at 3:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.44 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.59 ft at 4:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.64 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.82 ft at 5:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.72 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.89 ft at 6:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.52 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.78 ft at 7:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.68 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.73 ft at 8:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.71 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.74 ft at 9:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.71 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.7 ft at 10:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.69 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.68 ft at 11:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.67 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.65 ft at 12:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.66 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.65 ft at 1:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.64 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.65 ft at 2:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.6 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.7 ft at 3:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.58 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.62 ft at 4:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 16.45 ft at 5:00PM May 23, 2022Forecast: 16.8 ft 8:00PM May 23, 2022Forecast: 17.1 ft 2:00AM May 24, 2022Forecast: 17.3 ft 8:00AM May 24, 2022Forecast: 17.4 ft 2:00PM May 24, 2022Highest Forecast: 17.5 ft 8:00PM May 24, 2022Highest Forecast: 17.5 ft 2:00AM May 25, 2022Forecast: 17.4 ft 8:00AM May 25, 2022Forecast: 17.3 ft 2:00PM May 25, 2022Forecast: 17.3 ft 8:00PM May 25, 2022Forecast: 17.3 ft 2:00AM May 26, 2022Forecast: 17.2 ft 8:00AM May 26, 2022Forecast: 17 ft 2:00PM May 26, 2022Forecast: 16.7 ft 8:00PM May 26, 2022Forecast: 16.5 ft 2:00AM May 27, 2022Forecast: 16.1 ft 8:00AM May 27, 2022Forecast: 15.8 ft 2:00PM May 27, 2022Forecast: 15.5 ft 8:00PM May 27, 2022Forecast: 15.3 ft 2:00AM May 28, 2022Forecast: 15.1 ft 8:00AM May 28, 2022GALW2(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (5:20PM May 23, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 11:05AM May 23)Latest observed value: 16.45 ft at 5:00 PM EDT 23-May-2022. Flood Stage is 50 ft
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NOTE: River Forecasts typically include ONLY 2 days of future rain from forecast issuance time (lower right of graph). Occasionally 3 days of future rain included.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at R C Byrd Lock are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 56
Moderate Flood Stage: 52
Flood Stage: 50
Action Stage: 48
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 69.60 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 67.90 ft on 03/30/1913
(3) 65.50 ft on 02/11/1884
(4) 61.10 ft on 04/16/1948
(5) 60.45 ft on 03/23/1936
(6) 60.40 ft on 01/02/1943
(7) 59.25 ft on 03/10/1945
(8) 57.50 ft on 03/08/1955
(9) 57.10 ft on 04/23/1940
(10) 56.40 ft on 03/22/1933
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 51.23 ft on 03/03/2021
(2) 50.42 ft on 02/20/2018
(3) 51.52 ft on 02/20/2018
(4) 52.10 ft on 02/19/2018
(5) 49.11 ft on 03/06/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.10 ft on 01/01/1906
(2) 12.37 ft on 06/13/1999

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67.9 In Gallipolis, all of Front Street, Second, Third and Fourth Avenues are flooded.
56 The City of Gallipolis is surrounded by water.
52 Cultivated lands and low sections along the West Virginia side of the river are flooded.
50 Sections of Route 7 and portions of Gallipolis along the immediate river will flood. Also, bottom lands on the Ohio side of the river are flooded.
49 Sections of Route 7 in Ohio at Teens Run, Chickamauga Creek, Kyger Creek, Clay Chapel, Clay School and just above Route 218 start to flood. Also, sections of Route 2 in West Virginia at Jerry's Run, the old Coast Guard Station and Glenwood start to flood.
41 The Spruce Street Chickamauga Creek bridge is closed due to flooding of low areas around the bridge.
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Latitude: 38.680278° N, Longitude: 82.187500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 50 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available 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 503.000 ft 553.000 ft  
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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