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Ohio River at Ironton Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesIROO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:19AM Aug 10, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 34.31 ft at 2:00 PM EDT 4-Aug-2020. Flood Stage is 52 ft
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are now available, courtesy of the USGS.

Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Ohio River at Ironton. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 60
Moderate Flood Stage: 56
Flood Stage: 52
Action Stage: 50
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 54.67 ft on 02/19/2018
(2) 54.67 ft on 02/19/2018
(3) 52.60 ft on 02/14/2020
(4) 52.05 ft on 02/15/2020
(5) 52.01 ft on 02/15/2020
(6) 49.97 ft on 12/24/2018
(7) 34.69 ft on 10/20/2015 (P)

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 52.01 ft on 02/15/2020
(2) 52.05 ft on 02/15/2020
(3) 52.60 ft on 02/14/2020
(4) 49.97 ft on 12/24/2018
(5) 54.67 ft on 02/19/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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60 Several low areas along the Ohio River outside the Ironton flood wall, on both sides of the river, are flooded. Several roads along the Ohio River are flooded on both sides of the river. Several streams that flow into the Ohio River are backed up and flooded.
56 Storms Creek areas are flooded in Ohio. Some low areas outside the flood wall of Ironton start to flood, especially near the Hanging Rock area. Some low areas along the Ohio River in Kentucky start to flood.
52 Low areas along Storms Creek in Ohio are flooded.
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Latitude: 38.531944° N, Longitude: 82.685833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 52 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 480.41 532.41 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 481.03 533.03 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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