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Tygart Valley River at Mill Creek Stage (ft)MLLW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (12:19AM Jan 26, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.57 ft at 12:20 PM EST 22-Jan-2021. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Tygart Valley River at Mill Creek. 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: 16.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 14.5
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.80 ft on 04/16/2018
(2) 13.30 ft on 01/31/2013
(3) 12.96 ft on 09/19/2003
(4) 12.62 ft on 02/23/2003
(5) 12.40 ft on 06/02/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.60 ft on 01/20/2019
(2) 10.30 ft on 12/22/2018
(3) 11.00 ft on 09/28/2018
(4) 12.40 ft on 06/02/2018
(5) 9.00 ft on 05/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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16.5 Major flooding is occurring in Mill Creek.
15.5 House near County Route 39 bridge starts to flood.
14.5 County Route 39 near the bridge heading towards town is flooded.
11 County Route 39 is flooded approximately 225 feet from the bridge heading out of town.
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Latitude: 38.731389° N, Longitude: 79.959167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 1994.395 ft 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 1994.910 ft Not Available  
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