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Kanawha River at London Locks Tailwater (ft)Observed: 9.9 ft at 5:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 9.91 ft at 6:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.12 ft at 7:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.22 ft at 8:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.25 ft at 9:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.29 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.26 ft at 11:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.2 ft at 12:00PM Jan 15, 2022Highest Observation: 10.31 ft at 1:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.21 ft at 2:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.07 ft at 3:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.11 ft at 4:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.07 ft at 5:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10.03 ft at 7:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 10 ft at 8:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 9.99 ft at 9:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 9.59 ft at 3:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.65 ft at 4:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.65 ft at 5:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.73 ft at 6:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.81 ft at 7:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.89 ft at 8:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.95 ft at 9:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.99 ft at 10:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.89 ft at 11:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.56 ft at 12:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.41 ft at 1:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.48 ft at 2:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.55 ft at 3:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.22 ft at 4:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.07 ft at 5:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.16 ft at 6:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.14 ft at 7:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.22 ft at 8:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.23 ft at 9:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.33 ft at 10:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.41 ft at 11:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 9.5 ft at 12:00PM Jan 19, 2022LONW2(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (4:19AM Jan 20, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 9.5 ft at 12:00 PM EST 19-Jan-2022.
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Kanawha River at London Locks. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 37
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
Currently none available.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.98 ft on 02/01/2013
(2) 31.60 ft on 01/08/1945
(3) 42.90 ft on 08/15/1940
(4) 32.20 ft on 03/15/1934

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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Latitude: 38.192778° N, Longitude: 81.369167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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
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Normal upper pool elevation 614.0' m.s.l., upper pool length 7.8 miles to head of navigation, normal upper pool surface area 700 acres, normal lower pool elevation 590.0' m.s.l., (upper pool of Marmet Dam), and normal lift 24.0'.
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