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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Grand River at Painesville 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12.5
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.35 ft on 07/28/2006
(2) 13.70 ft on 02/06/2008
(3) 13.25 ft on 02/28/2011
(4) 13.16 ft on 12/25/1979
(5) 13.07 ft on 06/11/1986
(6) 12.93 ft on 05/26/1989
(7) 12.55 ft on 02/17/1976
(8) 12.52 ft on 03/15/1978
(9) 12.11 ft on 02/24/1985
(10) 12.01 ft on 02/19/1981
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.60 ft on 05/07/2017
(2) 8.54 ft on 04/01/2017
(3) 11.30 ft on 01/12/2017
(4) 13.25 ft on 02/28/2011
(5) 10.38 ft on 03/12/2010
(6) 11.32 ft on 02/12/2009
(7) 13.70 ft on 02/06/2008
(8) 8.79 ft on 01/09/2008
(9) 8.15 ft on 12/12/2007
(10) 11.15 ft on 03/15/2007
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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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28 River gage flooded. Historic flooding along the river. Major damage to property in low lying areas.
19.5 Record flooding. Major flooding in the City of Painesville. Route 2 and the Richmond Street bridges will be flooded. Homes and businesses along Steele and Grand River Avenues, as well as Huntington Road will be completely inundated. The City of Painesville Pollution Control Plant will be flooded.
19 FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. Major flooding in the City of Painesville. Route 2 and the Richmond Street bridges will be flooded. Homes and business along Steele and Grand River Avenue, as well as Huntington Road will be completely inundated. The City of Painesville Pollution Control Plant will be flooded.
17 FEMA 1 percent flood level. Steele and Grand River Avenues completely flooded. Painesville City Pollution Control Plant inundated. Kiwanis recreational park will be flooded. Rising water may inundate businesses near the Route 20 bridge.
16 Steele and Grand River Avenues flooded with evacuations needed. Painesville City Pollution Control Plant threatened. Kiwanis recreational park will begin to flood.
15 River near bankful along Grand River and Steele Avenues. Homes and apartments threatened.
13 Yacht club near mouth of the river threatened by flood waters.
8.5 Low land flooding adjacent to the river in the metropark.
8 Water levels will overrun the banks along the metropark south of Painesville.
Photos
(1) USGS Painesville River Gage located on the downstream left abutment of the State Highway 84 (Walnut
(2) Another photo of the USGS water-stage recorder river gage on the Grand River in Painesville. Photo t

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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) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 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 3,7 day graphics.

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