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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Fork River near Clarksburg are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.60 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 22.00 ft on 03/07/1967
(3) 20.20 ft on 01/26/1978
(4) 18.77 ft on 02/10/1957
(5) 18.30 ft on 06/25/1950
(6) 18.30 ft on 12/09/1972
(7) 18.25 ft on 11/20/2003
(8) 18.22 ft on 03/07/1989
(9) 18.05 ft on 12/09/1978
(10) 17.97 ft on 02/09/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.31 ft on 05/08/2022
(2) 14.01 ft on 02/04/2022
(3) 14.64 ft on 09/28/2018
(4) 16.26 ft on 04/16/2018
(5) 14.98 ft on 02/17/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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18 Major flooding occurs along the river in Clarksburg.
16 Areas of Baltimore Street and River Road flood.
15 Homes along the low sections of the river on Liberty Avenue and Route 19 flood.
14 Water begins to enter some homes along the low sections near the river. Liberty Avenue floods.
13 Minor flooding of low-lying areas occurs along the river.
(1) Upstream view
(2) Downstream view
(3) View of gage house
(4) View of wireweight gage
(5) Route 19 and Liberty Avenue near the Veterans Bridge flood between 14 and 15 feet

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 day (HEFS) 10 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast vs. River Potential
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 10 day graphics.

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