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

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Upstream Gauge - at R C Byrd Lock Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Ashland
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 59
Moderate Flood Stage: 55
Flood Stage: 50
Action Stage: 48
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 69.45 ft on 01/28/1937
(2) 66.30 ft on 03/30/1913
(3) 64.80 ft on 02/11/1884
(4) 61.80 ft on 01/01/1832
(5) 61.60 ft on 04/16/1948
(6) 61.10 ft on 01/01/1847
(7) 60.50 ft on 01/01/1883
(8) 60.11 ft on 01/01/1943
(9) 59.86 ft on 03/09/1945
(10) 59.54 ft on 03/07/1955
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 53.99 ft on 03/03/2021
(2) 50.48 ft on 02/14/2020
(3) 48.54 ft on 12/24/2018
(4) 49.47 ft on 03/14/2015
(5) 51.46 ft on 03/07/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.90 ft on 10/25/1922
(2) 1.90 ft on 10/24/1895
(3) 2.00 ft on 10/07/1900
(4) 3.20 ft on 10/15/1920
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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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66.5 WV Route 60 West near the Big Sandy flood gate floods. The C&O railroad, near 31st Street (OH section), flood gate, is closed at 67.5 feet.
65 Between 65 and 66 feet, WV Route 10 at Salt Rock and Sarah, flood. The C&O railroad, at Hite Street, and 5th Street Bridge Crossing (Guyadotte section) flood gates are closed.
63 Between 63 and 64.5 feet, WV Route 152 near Lavalette, floods. Sunset Drive, WV American Water Plant (OH section), and C&O railroad at 6th Street (Guyandotte section) flood gates are closed.
62 WV Route 75 between Kenova and Wayne flood. WV Route 60 West near the James River bridge floods.
60 3rd Avenue (OH section) floods at 60.7 feet and C&O railroad west floods at 62.7 feet, and the flood gates are closed.
59 OH Route 7 near Chesapeake and at Proctorville flood between 59 and 60 feet. The 5th Avenue, Piedmont Road, Waverly Road (Route 60), 20th Street East (OH Section), 3rd Avenue, Main Street, and Altizer Avenue (Guyandotte section) flood gates are closed.
57 OH Route 52 near Chesapeake floods. OH Route 52 in South Point, 5 miles west of the bridge at 6th Street, floods.
56 WV Route 60 West floods near the Old Lock 1 barge tieoff on the Big Sandy River. The 1st Street at Taylor's Scrap Metal, 18th Street East at Steel of WV (Ohio Section), and the B&O railroad at 40th Street (Guyandotte Section) flood gates are closed.
55 Between 55 and 56 feet, WV Route 2 at the Huntington flood wall gate floods. WV Route 60 East, between Barboursville and Milton, at the railroad overpass floods. KY Route 3 in Catlettsburg, near Old Dam 29, floods due to backwater. WV Route 60 East, at Eastern Heights, floods. The Riverside Drive (Guyandotte Section) flood gate is closed.
53.5 Between 53.5 and 55 feet, WV Route 60 West, near the Catlettsburg west gate flood wall, near the Ceredo flood gate, and near the Roby Road flood gate flood. West Gate Special Metals, Buffington Street, 9th Avenue, East Gate Special Metals, 5th Avenue, and WV State Route 2 (Guyandotte section) flood gates are closed.
52 Between 52 and 53 feet, WV Route 60 East, above the Roby Road bridge, and Riverside Drive flood. The 12th Street East and the 10th Street East flood gates are closed.
51 WV Route 60 East, Main Street, and above Pats Branch flood.
50 WV Route 2 at Glenwood floods. Many low lying sections near the river flood due to backwater.
(1) Upstream view
(2) Downstream view
(3) View of gage house
(4) View of old gage house with upper staff gage and crest stage gage attached
(5) View of lower staff gage at the river bank

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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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