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Cheat River at Job Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)JBOW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (12:04AM Jan 27, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.75 ft at 12:20 PM EST 22-Jan-2021. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Cheat River at Job. 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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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.19 ft on 09/19/2003
(2) 7.61 ft on 06/19/1998
(3) 5.60 ft on 05/05/1998

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.19 ft on 09/19/2003
(2) 7.61 ft on 06/19/1998
(3) 5.60 ft on 05/05/1998

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.00 ft on 11/30/1998
(2) 3.00 ft on 11/29/1998

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20 Much of job is flooded.
15 House flooded 100 yards downstream, on the left bank, from the river gage.
14 Water over county route 29 in job.
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Latitude: 38.871667° N, Longitude: 79.557500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 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 2533.603 ft 2547.603 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2534.000 ft 2548.000 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 2550 ft 2564 ft Other is off of topo maps. Bankfull stage is 14 ft.
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