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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sandusky River at Tiffin are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10.5
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.40 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 17.80 ft on 03/13/1913
(3) 13.40 ft on 05/13/1914
(4) 13.00 ft on 03/28/1914
(5) 12.83 ft on 02/08/2008
(6) 12.00 ft on 01/23/1959
(7) 11.92 ft on 03/02/2011
(8) 11.90 ft on 06/23/1937
(9) 11.39 ft on 08/23/2007
(10) 11.30 ft on 01/14/1930
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.55 ft on 05/12/2021
(2) 9.40 ft on 11/21/2017
(3) 10.19 ft on 07/13/2017
(4) 9.10 ft on 06/18/2015
(5) 9.56 ft on 02/24/2014
(6) 11.12 ft on 12/24/2013
(7) 11.01 ft on 07/12/2013
(8) 9.13 ft on 04/12/2013
(9) 9.18 ft on 12/01/2011
(10) 9.28 ft on 05/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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18 FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. Substantial and widespread flooding in Tiffin.
17 Floodwaters will begin to overtop the floodwall. Major flooding is possible. Residents should begin to prepare for extensive flood losses.
16 FEMA 1 percent flood level. Major flooding in low lying portions of Tiffin and locations upstream of town.
12 Floodwaters will begin to affect residents in the town of Tiffin on Charlotte and Front Streets.
11 Property on Marlyn Street in Tiffin inundated.
10.5 Flooding occurs along the Sandusky River near Route 53 north of U.S. 224. Flood waters will also cause Township Road 131 to become impassable. In town Water Street, Front Street, and Davis Street are inundated.
9 Lowland flooding occurs north and south of the floodwall in Tiffin. Coe Street, Water Street, East Davis Street, and riverside property along Front Street are threatened.

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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.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 10 day graphics.

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