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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cuyahoga River at Old Portage are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Independence
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10.5
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.28 ft on 07/10/2013
(2) 13.74 ft on 05/22/2004
(3) 13.29 ft on 09/14/1979
(4) 13.19 ft on 07/19/2011
(5) 12.80 ft on 05/13/2014
(6) 12.64 ft on 07/21/2003
(7) 12.28 ft on 07/11/1976
(8) 11.97 ft on 06/17/2019
(9) 11.61 ft on 02/28/2011
(10) 11.54 ft on 01/21/1959
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.97 ft on 06/17/2019
(2) 12.80 ft on 05/13/2014
(3) 14.28 ft on 07/10/2013
(4) 10.27 ft on 07/26/2012
(5) 13.19 ft on 07/19/2011
(6) 11.61 ft on 02/28/2011
(7) 9.40 ft on 02/12/2009
(8) 11.00 ft on 02/06/2008 (P)
(9) 10.50 ft on 08/20/2007 (P)
(10) 9.17 ft on 03/02/2007 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.50 ft on 10/04/1988
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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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20 River gage flooded. This is a dangerous situation. Major flooding will occur in Cuyahoga and Munroe Falls and in the Village of Silver Lake.
18 FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. Major flooding at the Akron Water Pollution Plant facilities. Several low lying roads adjacent to the river blocked off by flood waters. Parks and golf courses by the river inundated.
16 FEMA 1 percent flood level.
13 Facilities at the Akron Water Treatment and Pollution Control Plant are impacted. Water inundates low lying park land adjacent to the river. Low lying roads adjacent to the river will be threatened.
11 Floodwaters will begin to affect areas along the Cuyahoga River in Cuyahoga Falls and in Munroe Falls near Kennedy Park.
10.5 Water inundates the water treatment plant property in Akron. Low lying land adjacent to the river flooded.
10 Flooding begins in low lying areas near the river.

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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)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

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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