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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 at Weston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.50 ft on 06/25/1950
(2) 24.10 ft on 11/05/1985
(3) 23.00 ft on 10/13/1890
(4) 22.50 ft on 03/07/1967
(5) 22.30 ft on 04/16/1939
(6) 22.30 ft on 02/10/1957
(7) 22.20 ft on 03/19/1963
(8) 21.90 ft on 01/26/1978
(9) 21.30 ft on 06/19/1940
(10) 20.79 ft on 11/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.79 ft on 11/19/2003
(2) 15.00 ft on 02/23/2003
(3) 18.20 ft on 06/19/1998
(4) 18.60 ft on 03/06/1989
(5) 24.10 ft on 11/05/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.79 ft on 08/09/1952
(2) 0.90 ft on 07/29/1965
(3) 0.90 ft on 06/22/1965
(4) 0.90 ft on 07/16/1952
(5) 0.94 ft on 09/06/1952
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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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30 Main Street and Route 19 400 feet from the river gage is flooded.
26.5 Tremendous property damage to the entire business district in Weston.
25 Water enters the Weston Police Department. The left bank side of the end of Second Street Bridge is flooded.
24.5 The park near the left bank end of Second Street highway bridge is flooded.
24 The foot of the First Street Bridge across West Fork about 0.1 miles upstream from the river gage, and the roadway 60 feet upstream from river gage, are flooded.
23 Basement flooding in numerous businesses on West Second Street and the west side of Main Street. Also, the junior high school begins to flood.
22 Homes along River Avenue, 300 feet downstream from the river gage, begin to be affected by high water. Some property damage.
21.7 Top of river bank flooded, 300 feet downstream from the river gage.
20.5 Top of river the bank is flooded, 100 feet upstream from the river gage (River Avenue).
20.1 Water is over River Avenue, about 200-400 feet downstream from the river gage. Some homes are also flooded.
20 Lower portions of the railroad bridge, 0.8 miles downstream from the river gage begin to flood.
17 The center line of River Avenue along the river, 300 feet downstream from the river gage begins to flood.
15 Water starts to overflow left bank onto River Avenue, from about 200 feet downstream to about 1 mile downstream from the river gage.
(1) Weston Aerial View
(2) Upstream View
(3) Downstream View
(4) Weston Wire Weight Gage

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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