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Ohio River at Pomeroy Stage (ft)POMO1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:50AM May 20, 2024)Flood Stage is 46 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Gauge reading only in high-water situations.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Pomeroy are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum references a local datum

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 50
Moderate Flood Stage: 48
Flood Stage: 46
Action Stage: 42
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 68.80 ft on 04/01/1913
(2) 67.80 ft on 01/26/1937
(3) 64.60 ft on 02/11/1884
(4) 61.50 ft on 03/07/1907
(5) 57.60 ft on 12/31/1942
(6) 57.60 ft on 01/02/1943
(7) 57.00 ft on 03/09/1901
(8) 57.00 ft on 12/01/1847
(9) 57.00 ft on 02/08/1883
(10) 56.80 ft on 04/23/1852
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 46.70 ft on 03/03/2021 (P)
(2) 44.50 ft on 02/14/2020
(3) 45.00 ft on 04/06/2018
(4) 50.40 ft on 02/19/2018
(5) 44.80 ft on 03/06/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 7.50 ft on 02/14/1881

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58 Pomeroy Courthouse begins to flood. Court and Lynn Streets and 2nd Avenue are flooded. Most of Pomeroy is flooded.
50 Pomeroy businesses along main are street flooded. Park and boat ramp in Mason are flooded.
48 Businesses along river in Pomeroy start to flood. Main street is flooded. Homes near the Pomeroy-Mason bridge on the West Virginia side start to flood.
46 Pomeroy parking lots and the river ampitheater are flooded along river. Main street starts to flood. Some secondary roads are flooded due to backwater.
42 Action stage. Low spot in the parking lot is flooded near the boat ramp.
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Latitude: 39.027222° N, Longitude: 82.031944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 46 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 29 517.500 ft 563.500 ft 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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