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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Huron River at Milan are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 19.5
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.10 ft on 07/05/1969
(2) 24.59 ft on 02/28/2011
(3) 24.08 ft on 01/22/1959
(4) 23.95 ft on 06/22/2006
(5) 23.26 ft on 08/26/1998
(6) 22.70 ft on 08/20/2007
(7) 22.42 ft on 07/11/2013
(8) 22.29 ft on 02/22/2014
(9) 21.97 ft on 03/09/2009
(10) 21.86 ft on 02/07/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.76 ft on 08/24/2023 (P)
(2) 18.04 ft on 02/18/2022 (P)
(3) 19.82 ft on 03/29/2020 (P)
(4) 20.25 ft on 06/21/2019
(5) 19.52 ft on 01/24/2019
(6) 20.80 ft on 11/02/2018
(7) 20.63 ft on 11/19/2017
(8) 18.09 ft on 05/06/2017
(9) 22.29 ft on 02/22/2014
(10) 22.42 ft on 07/11/2013
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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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31 Record flooding occurs throughout the valley. Considerable backwater flooding occurs along small tributaries to the Huron River.
26 River gage flooded. Major flooding on the Huron River.
25 FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. Significant damage in the Franklin Flats and other low lying portions of Erie county.
24 Major flooding occurs in Franklin Flats. Floodwaters begin to impact areas near Mud Brook Road.
23 FEMA 1 percent flood level.
22.5 Homes inundated in Franklin Flats. Many evacuations necessary. Property along U.S. Route 250 inundated and several local roads impassable.
21 Floodwaters affect businesses along the river near the Village of Milan near U.S. Route 250. Water will be nearly two feet deep in portions of Franklin Flats. Low lying secondary roads near the river may become impassable.
19.5 Flood waters over a foot deep in Franklin Flats. Huron River Valley Campground inundated.
18 Flooding occurs in lying areas along the river from Milan to Franklin Flats.
(1) USGS River Gage Equipment Photo taken by NWS CLE
(2) Looking upstream of the gage. Photo taken by NWS CLE
(3) Looking downstream of the gage. Photo taken by NWS CLE

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) 10 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

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

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