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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Fork Whitewater River near Alpine are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Brookville
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.50 ft on 01/14/1937
(2) 20.94 ft on 01/06/2005
(3) 19.71 ft on 06/05/2008
(4) 19.70 ft on 12/31/1990
(5) 19.26 ft on 12/23/2013
(6) 19.01 ft on 05/26/1989
(7) 18.74 ft on 03/06/2011
(8) 18.70 ft on 05/14/2002
(9) 18.68 ft on 09/03/2003
(10) 18.64 ft on 01/05/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.35 ft on 03/20/2020
(2) 17.38 ft on 02/08/2019
(3) 17.55 ft on 02/08/2019
(4) 17.72 ft on 04/04/2018
(5) 19.26 ft on 12/23/2013
(6) 17.07 ft on 05/27/2011
(7) 17.17 ft on 04/21/2011
(8) 17.35 ft on 04/20/2011
(9) 18.74 ft on 03/06/2011
(10) 19.71 ft on 06/05/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.08 ft on 09/12/2013
(2) 6.15 ft on 10/03/2013
(3) 6.15 ft on 08/31/2013
(4) 6.24 ft on 09/01/2012
(5) 6.25 ft on 08/27/2012
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22 This level corresponds to the last occurrence of major flooding on December 31, 1990. Roads and low lying structures near the river from Connersville to Laurel are flooded.
21.5 This is similar to the FEMA 1 percent flood. Major flooding occurs along the West Fork of the Whitewater River in southern Fayette and northern Franklin Counties, including the towns of Alpine, Nulltown and Laurel. Homes near between Dora Street and the river on the east side of Connersville incur flooding. Much of State Route 1 is covered as well as secondary roads near the river. Structures impacted in Laurel are mainly along and south of Pearl Street.
21 Lowland flooding worsens in Alpine, Laurel and Nulltown. Water extending on to some county roads in southern Fayette and northern Franklin Counties will make these low-lying roads impassable.
20 Water spills across State Route 1, one half mile north of the Indiana State Police Post in Connersville. Flooding also extends to the east side of Connersville in low-lying areas. Flooding worsens along low-lying roads and agricultural areas in Alpine and Nulltown.
19 Water extends further out of the banks of the West Fork of the Whitewater River with some water extending onto county roads near Alpine and Nulltown.
18 Flood water encroaches toward county roads, and flooding of low-lying agricultural land continues in Fayette and northern Franklin Counties.
17 Flooding of low-lying agricultural land can be expected in southern Fayette County.

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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) River Forecast VS. River Potential
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble Outlook vs. Forecast

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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

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