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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ohio River at New Cumberland Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 39
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 36
Action Stage: 26.6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 54.30 ft on 03/19/1936
(2) 50.20 ft on 12/31/1942
(3) 46.50 ft on 01/26/1937
(4) 45.70 ft on 03/11/1964
(5) 45.60 ft on 01/20/1996
(6) 45.60 ft on 03/07/1945
(7) 45.50 ft on 04/27/1937
(8) 45.40 ft on 06/24/1972
(9) 44.90 ft on 10/17/1954
(10) 44.50 ft on 09/19/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.49 ft on 09/11/2018
(2) 37.63 ft on 02/17/2018
(3) 39.23 ft on 03/09/2011
(4) 32.80 ft on 01/26/2010
(5) 27.90 ft on 03/24/2007
(6) 31.94 ft on 03/16/2007
(7) 41.00 ft on 01/07/2005
(8) 44.50 ft on 09/19/2004
(9) 32.12 ft on 09/10/2004
(10) 36.80 ft on 08/20/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1980
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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45 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near the old senior center on Route 2.
42 Lock walls overtopped. Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near Harrison and South Chester Streets.
41 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near Jefferson Street and Route 2.
40 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep at the flood indicator pole near Adams Street and Route 2.
39 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep near the flood indicator pole on South Chestnut Street at the bottom of Chelsea Hill.
38 Flood waters are approximately one foot deep near the flood indicator pole on may street.
37 Navigation suspended, lock out of service. Flood waters are approximately one foot deep near the flood pole indicator at the south end of South Chestnut Street.

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Potential River Levels
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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