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Shade River near Chester Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.61 ft at 12:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.6 ft at 12:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.59 ft at 1:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.59 ft at 1:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.57 ft at 2:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.57 ft at 2:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.57 ft at 3:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.53 ft at 4:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 6:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 6:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.49 ft at 7:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.48 ft at 7:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.48 ft at 8:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.47 ft at 8:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.45 ft at 9:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.44 ft at 9:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.43 ft at 10:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.43 ft at 10:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.43 ft at 11:00PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.41 ft at 11:30PM Apr 07, 2024Observed: 6.4 ft at 12:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.4 ft at 12:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.4 ft at 1:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 1:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 2:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 2:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.36 ft at 3:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.36 ft at 3:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 5:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.31 ft at 6:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.31 ft at 7:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.3 ft at 7:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.29 ft at 8:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.29 ft at 8:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 9:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 9:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 10:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 10:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:00AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:30AM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 12:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 12:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 1:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 2:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.23 ft at 2:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 3:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 3:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 4:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.21 ft at 4:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.21 ft at 5:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.21 ft at 5:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.2 ft at 6:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.19 ft at 6:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.15 ft at 10:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:00PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:30PM Apr 08, 2024Observed: 6.15 ft at 12:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 12:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.15 ft at 2:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 3:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 3:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 4:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 4:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 5:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.15 ft at 5:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 6:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 6:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 7:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.48 ft at 8:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 6.7 ft at 8:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 7.02 ft at 9:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 7.29 ft at 9:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 7.55 ft at 10:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 7.78 ft at 10:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.02 ft at 11:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.21 ft at 11:30AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.41 ft at 12:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.56 ft at 12:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.69 ft at 1:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.75 ft at 1:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.83 ft at 2:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.86 ft at 2:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.87 ft at 3:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.87 ft at 3:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.85 ft at 4:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.83 ft at 4:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.78 ft at 5:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.72 ft at 5:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.66 ft at 6:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.6 ft at 6:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.53 ft at 7:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.46 ft at 7:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.38 ft at 8:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.31 ft at 8:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.19 ft at 9:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.12 ft at 10:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8.06 ft at 10:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 8 ft at 11:00PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 7.94 ft at 11:30PM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 7.88 ft at 12:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.8 ft at 12:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.75 ft at 1:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.68 ft at 1:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.64 ft at 2:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.58 ft at 2:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.53 ft at 3:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.49 ft at 3:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.44 ft at 4:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.4 ft at 4:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.35 ft at 5:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.32 ft at 5:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.28 ft at 6:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.24 ft at 6:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.21 ft at 7:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.15 ft at 7:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.13 ft at 8:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.11 ft at 8:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.07 ft at 9:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.04 ft at 9:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 7.02 ft at 10:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.98 ft at 10:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.96 ft at 11:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.94 ft at 11:30AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.92 ft at 12:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.9 ft at 12:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.87 ft at 1:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.86 ft at 1:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.84 ft at 2:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.83 ft at 2:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.8 ft at 3:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.78 ft at 3:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.76 ft at 4:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.76 ft at 4:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.74 ft at 5:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.72 ft at 5:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.72 ft at 6:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.69 ft at 6:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.69 ft at 7:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.67 ft at 7:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.66 ft at 8:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.65 ft at 8:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.64 ft at 9:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.63 ft at 9:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.6 ft at 10:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.6 ft at 10:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.59 ft at 11:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.59 ft at 11:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 6.58 ft at 12:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.57 ft at 12:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.57 ft at 1:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.57 ft at 1:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.52 ft at 4:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.52 ft at 6:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 6:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 7:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 7:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.48 ft at 8:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 8:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 9:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 9:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 10:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.51 ft at 10:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.54 ft at 2:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.57 ft at 3:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.58 ft at 3:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.65 ft at 4:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.76 ft at 4:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.81 ft at 5:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 6.91 ft at 5:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 7.17 ft at 6:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 7.5 ft at 6:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 7.64 ft at 7:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 7.8 ft at 7:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 8.17 ft at 8:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 8.73 ft at 8:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 9.45 ft at 9:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 10.15 ft at 9:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 10.81 ft at 10:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 11.32 ft at 10:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 11.84 ft at 11:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 12.28 ft at 11:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 12.75 ft at 12:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 13.12 ft at 12:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 13.73 ft at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 14.11 ft at 1:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 14.47 ft at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 14.81 ft at 2:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 15.04 ft at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 15.29 ft at 3:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 15.55 ft at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 15.76 ft at 4:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 15.97 ft at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.13 ft at 5:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.25 ft at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.41 ft at 6:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.47 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.5 ft at 7:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.54 ft at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.59 ft at 8:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.6 ft at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.61 ft at 9:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.65 ft at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.72 ft at 10:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 16.74 ft at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 16.83 ft at 11:30AM Apr 12, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSRCO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:50AM Apr 12, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 16.83 ft at 11:30 AM EDT 12-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Shade River near Chester. Only observed stages are available for this point.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 31.44 ft on 03/02/1997
(2) 30.04 ft on 09/18/2004
(3) 27.38 ft on 05/25/1968
(4) 26.00 ft on 02/18/2000
(5) 24.67 ft on 01/14/1966
(6) 24.32 ft on 05/04/2010
(7) 24.28 ft on 01/29/1994
(8) 23.63 ft on 04/11/1994
(9) 23.33 ft on 02/04/2022
(10) 23.04 ft on 04/04/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.26 ft on 01/26/2024 (P)
(2) 22.60 ft on 01/04/2023
(3) 18.45 ft on 08/11/2022
(4) 19.11 ft on 06/15/2022
(5) 18.61 ft on 03/08/2022
(6) 17.88 ft on 02/18/2022
(7) 23.33 ft on 02/04/2022
(8) 20.70 ft on 06/23/2021
(9) 21.49 ft on 03/01/2021
(10) 18.21 ft on 02/14/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.50 ft on 07/01/1990

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25 The bridge at the gauge on Scout Camp Road floods.
24 Most of Scout Camp Road floods.
21 The intersection of T-95 Oak Hill Road and Scout Camp Road floods. Mill Street at Route 248 floods in Chester.
18 Low sections of Scout Camp Road flood.
17 The Sugar Run Creek bridge located 150 feet below the river gauge floods.
16 Low spot on Scout Camp Road near Sugar Run Creek bridge floods. Agricultural fields adjacent to river begin to flood.
14 Low lying areas adjacent to the river flood, including a few agricultural fields.
Photos
(1) Upstream view
(2) Downstream view
(3) View of gauge house and crest stage gauge
(4) Agricultural fields adjacent to the river begin to flood at 16 feet
(5) Lows sections of Scout Camp Road flood at 16 feet
(6) Mill Street at Route 248 in Chester floods at 21 feet
(7) Intersection of T-95 Oak Hill Road and Scout Camp Road floods at 21.5 feet
(8) Mill Street at Route 248 in Chester shown at 23 feet
(9) Scout Camp Road bridge at gauge floods at 25 feet
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Latitude: 39.063689° N, Longitude: 81.881802° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 576.28 592.28 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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