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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Scioto River at Larue are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Prospect
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.80 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 15.95 ft on 03/05/1963
(3) 15.30 ft on 01/21/1959
(4) 15.00 ft on 03/20/1927
(5) 14.70 ft on 02/26/1929
(6) 14.68 ft on 03/12/1939
(7) 14.60 ft on 12/01/1927
(8) 14.60 ft on 05/19/1927
(9) 14.58 ft on 06/18/1945
(10) 14.50 ft on 01/09/1930
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.55 ft on 03/08/2022 (P)
(2) 12.72 ft on 02/18/2022 (P)
(3) 13.02 ft on 05/10/2021 (P)
(4) 11.70 ft on 07/04/2019
(5) 13.07 ft on 06/17/2019
(6) 13.04 ft on 01/25/2019
(7) 13.87 ft on 11/02/2018
(8) 12.60 ft on 04/04/2018
(9) 12.39 ft on 11/19/2017
(10) 11.59 ft on 07/24/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.64 ft on 07/29/1977
(2) 1.65 ft on 06/01/1966
(3) 1.71 ft on 07/23/1978
(4) 1.80 ft on 06/01/1941
(5) 2.00 ft on 08/01/1931
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22 River gage flooded. Historic flooding in La Rue.
17.8 Record flood. Most of La Rue inundated with severe damage to many homes and property.
17 FEMA 0.2 percent flood level.
15.5 FEMA 1 percent flood level.
14.5 Major flood losses in the Village of La Rue expected. Many roads become inundated. Floodwaters effectively surround the town. The river will flood portions of nerthern La Rue which will effect lower areas in the center of the city. Southern portions of the town also affected. Several access roads inundated.
14 River out of banks in La Rue. Water will spread into Front Street and East School Street. Access in and out of La Rue cut off in Several areas.
13 River at bankfull in the Village of La Rue. Widespread flooding on area roads including School Street.
12 Flooding occurs in lowland areas south of the Village of La Rue. Roads inundated include High Street, Larue Prospect Road, and parts of Vine Street.
11 Flooding occurs in agricultural areas near the river.
(1) Looking upstream of the Scioto River at La Rue. Gauge visible on the right. Photo taken by NWS CLE H
(2) Looking upstream of the gauge on the Scioto River in La Rue. Photo taken by NWS CLE Hydrologist.
(3) Wire weight gauge on the upstream side of the bridge. Photo taken by NWS CLE Hydrologist.
(4) USGS river gauge at La Rue. Photo taken by NWS CLE Hydrologist.
(5) Looking downstream of the gauge at La Rue. Photo taken by NWS CLE Hydrologist.

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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.

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