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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Black River at Elyria 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.40 ft on 07/06/1969
(2) 22.90 ft on 01/22/1959
(3) 18.02 ft on 05/13/1956
(4) 17.29 ft on 05/22/2004
(5) 17.03 ft on 12/15/1977
(6) 17.03 ft on 12/31/1990
(7) 16.99 ft on 03/01/2011
(8) 16.97 ft on 02/24/1985
(9) 16.86 ft on 06/23/2006
(10) 16.77 ft on 07/11/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.61 ft on 03/29/2020 (P)
(2) 14.18 ft on 11/03/2018
(3) 13.30 ft on 11/07/2017
(4) 10.44 ft on 05/29/2017
(5) 9.75 ft on 01/13/2017
(6) 16.77 ft on 07/11/2013
(7) 12.94 ft on 12/07/2011
(8) 16.99 ft on 03/01/2011
(9) 15.77 ft on 03/09/2009
(10) 9.51 ft on 02/18/2008 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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26.5 Historic flooding exceeding 1969 levels.
24 River gage flooded.
23.5 Flood levels near the 0.2 percent, or 500 year, recurrence interval.
21 Flood levels around the 1 percent, or 100 year, flood recurrence interval.
20 Flood waters up to East Bridge Street and Forth Street bridges in Elyria.
19 Flood waters surround low lying properties on Quincy Street and Tannery Street in Elyria. Water overtops Grafton Road bridge.
18 The East and West Branches of the Black River are out of banks in several locations between Carlisle, Penfield, and Elyria. Many creeks backed up as a result with widespread flooding. Several homes in Carlisle Township along Woodside Avenue and Greenview Drive flooded.
17 Nickle Plate Diagonal Road inundated between Parsons and Whitehead Roads north of Carlisle Township.
11 Flooding along the East Branch of the Black River on Foster Road in Penfield Township.
9.5 Flooding begins south of Elyria in Carlisle Township along Woodside Drive.
(1) Photo taken March 2, 2011 by OPL Brian Mitchell looking downstream of the river gage at Elyria.
(2) River Gage site on the Black River in Elyria. Gage is located on the left bank in Cascade Park at El

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