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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Portage River at Woodville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 12.5
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 17.00 ft on 03/27/1913
(2) 14.66 ft on 02/07/2008
(3) 14.51 ft on 02/15/1950
(4) 14.40 ft on 01/15/2005
(5) 14.13 ft on 12/23/2013
(6) 13.98 ft on 08/27/1998
(7) 13.98 ft on 03/23/1948
(8) 13.97 ft on 03/14/1992
(9) 13.90 ft on 05/21/2020
(10) 13.71 ft on 06/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.90 ft on 05/21/2020
(2) 10.94 ft on 03/30/2020 (P)
(3) 13.15 ft on 06/03/2019
(4) 13.15 ft on 06/03/2019
(5) 13.29 ft on 11/20/2017
(6) 10.26 ft on 11/07/2017
(7) 13.41 ft on 07/15/2017
(8) 12.89 ft on 05/07/2017
(9) 13.71 ft on 06/29/2015
(10) 14.13 ft on 12/23/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22.5 River gage flooded. Historic flooding in Woodville.
20 Main Street, or State Route 20 bridge threatened. Significant flood inundation of several feet effecting property along the river.
18 FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. Significant flooding across most of Woodville. Cherry Street bridge threatened.
17 Record flood. Severe flooding will occur from the Portage River. Residents living in these areas can be expect major flood losses. Property along Erie Street, South Cherry Street, East Main Street, and Water Street effected. Backwater from Victoria Creek flood Fort Findlay Road and Lueke Avenue.
16.5 Flood waters overrun Pemberville Road east of Woodville. Several properties near the river will be inundated along the southern portion of the town. Riverside Drive, Erie Street, and Pemberville Road properties will be the hardest hit. Grand Avenue bridge threatened. Corner of U.S. Route 20 and State Route 105 flooded.
15 FEMA 1 percent flood level. Flood waters affect several low lying roads in Woodville including Erie Street, South Cherry Street, Riverside Drive, East Main Street, and Water Street. Backwater from Victoria Creek flood Fort Findlay Road and Grand Avenue. Half a dozen homes inundated in Pemberville.
14.5 Homes in Pemberville along Bierley and Bridge Street inundated with a few feet of water.
14 State Route 23 inundated.
13.5 Homes in Pemberville upstream of Woodville inundated with a few feet of water and cut off. Water reaches the buildings in the business district.
13 Flood waters inundate basements of property adjecent to the river near Pemberville. The parking lot of the downtown business district in Pemberville is flooded. Backwater from the ditch east of Wayne Rd inundates South River Road. West of Wayne Road, both North and South River Roads are inundated with feet of water. In Woodville, Trail Marker Park and adjacent low lying roads of Cherry Street and Erie Street are inundated. Backwater from the ditch on State Route 105 west of State Route 582 covers the road.
12 Water inundates some of the parking lot of the downtown business district in Pemberville and Water Street is flooded. In Woodville the lower portions of South Cherry Street near Trail Marker Park inundated. Flood waters threaten homes on Bierly Street, Bridge Street, and Water Street in Pemberville. Some roads southwest of Pemberville flood.
11 Water over State Route 105 in Sandusky County. Water near homes on Water, Bierley, and Bridge Streets in Pemberville. The river floods Trail Marker Park up to Erie Street in Woodville.
10.5 Water is encroaching on State Route 105 in Sandusky County northeast of U.S. 23. Water is in the backyard of residents on Bierley, Bridge, and Water Streets in Pemberville.
9 The river inundates lower portions of Trail Marker Park and is out of banks in Pemberville.

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