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Greenbrier River at Marlinton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)MRLW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:50AM Oct 4, 2022)Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Greenbrier River at Marlinton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.20 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 18.03 ft on 01/19/1996
(3) 13.70 ft on 01/25/2010
(4) 12.91 ft on 11/20/2003
(5) 12.87 ft on 03/02/2007
(6) 12.25 ft on 03/05/2008
(7) 12.00 ft on 06/24/2016
(8) 11.37 ft on 01/31/2013
(9) 10.72 ft on 03/11/2015
(10) 10.67 ft on 04/13/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.38 ft on 03/01/2021
(2) 10.16 ft on 04/16/2018
(3) 12.00 ft on 06/24/2016
(4) 10.72 ft on 03/11/2015
(5) 10.29 ft on 05/16/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 10/13/1988
(2) 0.00 ft on 06/14/1999

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14 Most areas near the river and along Knapps Creek are flooded. 5th Avenue and other sections of Marlinton are flooded. Water starts into nursing home. Homes flooded in Campbelltown.
12 Sections of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Marlinton are flooded. Sections of 9th Street start to flood. Sections of Campbelltown start to flood.
10 Low areas along the river are flooded. 1st & 2nd Avenues start to flood.
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Latitude: 38.224444° N, Longitude: 80.096111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 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
Other Not Available Not Available  
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This is an unofficial forecast point. Forecast and stage data are estimated using the gage downstream at Buckeye and should be used for reference only.
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