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  NOTICE:There is a service interruption for a number of stream gauges nationwide due to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Rollover that occurred on April 6 at 23:59 GMT. The National Weather Service is working with federal, state, and local partners to ensure those affected gauges obtain the necessary updates to resume data transmission. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Island Creek near OMAR Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 1.54 ft at 11:20AM Apr 20, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 11:20AM Apr 21, 2019Observed: 1.22 ft at 7:20PM Apr 21, 2019Observed: 1.14 ft at 3:20AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 0.99 ft at 11:20AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 0.94 ft at 7:20PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 0.89 ft at 3:20AM Apr 23, 2019ORMW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:49AM Apr 23, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.89 ft at 3:20 AM EDT 23-Apr-2019. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Island Creek near OMAR. 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 6.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.80 ft on 03/05/2015
(2) 12.14 ft on 02/11/2018
(3) 7.87 ft on 01/23/2017
(4) 2.13 ft on 05/14/2014

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.14 ft on 02/11/2018
(2) 7.87 ft on 01/23/2017
(3) 12.80 ft on 03/05/2015
(4) 2.13 ft on 05/14/2014

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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16 Major flooding all along island creek. Several areas of route 44 are flooded. Several homes, buildings and school are flooded.
12 Between 12 and 13 feet, water starts affecting school. Trailer behind school starts to flood. Several low spots and poor drainage areas along island creek above and below omar and chauncey are flooded. Lows spots along route 44 near the creek start to flood.
10 Ball field and storage buildings next to it are flooded. School access road behind school starts to flood. Low areas along island creek above and below omar and chauncey start to flood.
6.5 Ball field next to and sewer plant next to creek school starts to flood.
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Latitude: 37.770000° N, Longitude: 81.988611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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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
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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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