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Tug Fork River at Litwar Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Forecast: 0.8 ft 2:00AM Jul 22, 2019Forecast: 0.8 ft 8:00AM Jul 22, 2019Forecast: 0.8 ft 2:00PM Jul 22, 2019Forecast: 0.8 ft 8:00PM Jul 22, 2019Forecast: 0.8 ft 2:00AM Jul 23, 2019Forecast: 1 ft 8:00AM Jul 23, 2019Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00PM Jul 23, 2019Forecast: 1.9 ft 8:00PM Jul 23, 2019Highest Forecast: 2 ft 2:00AM Jul 24, 2019Forecast: 1.8 ft 8:00AM Jul 24, 2019Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00PM Jul 24, 2019Forecast: 1.2 ft 8:00PM Jul 24, 2019LITW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (9:49PM Jul 21, 2019)Forecast (issued 10:39AM Jul 21)Flood Stage is 24 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Tug Fork River at Litwar are issued routinely year-round.

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: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 27.37 ft on 04/04/1977
(2) 24.50 ft on 05/03/2002
(3) 21.60 ft on 01/29/1957
(4) 19.00 ft on 03/25/1935
(5) 18.89 ft on 05/07/1984
(6) 17.89 ft on 03/15/1963
(7) 16.64 ft on 01/29/1978
(8) 15.90 ft on 04/01/1935
(9) 14.90 ft on 03/06/1955
(10) 14.78 ft on 03/03/1934
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.50 ft on 05/03/2002
(2) 13.17 ft on 07/08/2001
(3) 18.89 ft on 05/07/1984
(4) 16.64 ft on 01/29/1978
(5) 27.37 ft on 04/04/1977
(6) 17.89 ft on 03/15/1963
(7) 21.60 ft on 01/29/1957
(8) 14.90 ft on 03/06/1955
(9) 13.70 ft on 02/02/1950
(10) 13.40 ft on 01/17/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.73 ft on 10/15/1986
(2) 0.76 ft on 01/18/1966
(3) 0.80 ft on 09/17/1965
(4) 0.82 ft on 10/17/1985
(5) 0.87 ft on 11/04/1979
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27 Major flooding. County route 1 flooded and impassable. Some homes in ieager and along the river down to panther are flooded. Several secondary roads along the river are flooded and impassable.
25 County route 1 is flooded in several sections along the river from the litwar bridge down to panther. Several secondary roads along the river flood in several sections from ieager to litwar down to panther. Areas around a school near the river start to flood.
24 County route 1 is flooded in low areas along the river from the litwar bridge down to panther. Sections of apple blossom hill road is flooded us from highway bridge. Low areas along the river above to ieager and down to panther start to flood.
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Latitude: 37.479167° N, Longitude: 81.838333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 24 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 935.714 959.714 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 936.360 960.360 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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