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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Great Miami River at Franklin are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.60 ft on 01/22/1959
(2) 16.70 ft on 01/22/1937
(3) 16.60 ft on 03/06/1963
(4) 16.50 ft on 01/07/2005
(5) 15.59 ft on 12/22/2013
(6) 14.86 ft on 03/20/2020 (P)
(7) 14.50 ft on 04/05/2018
(8) 14.33 ft on 02/25/2018
(9) 10.07 ft on 04/12/2013

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.86 ft on 03/20/2020 (P)
(2) 14.50 ft on 04/05/2018
(3) 14.33 ft on 02/25/2018
(4) 15.59 ft on 12/22/2013
(5) 10.07 ft on 04/12/2013
(6) 16.50 ft on 01/07/2005
(7) 16.60 ft on 03/06/1963
(8) 17.60 ft on 01/22/1959
(9) 16.70 ft on 01/22/1937

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 Miami Conservancy flood protective levees would be overtopped, resulting in flooding of protected areas of Franklin. Many homes and businesses of Carlisle between the railroad tracks and the river are flooded. Areas most impacted would be west of the river, though areas of Franklin between Main Street and the river along the east bank are also flooded.
18 This is roughly equal to the FEMA 1 percent flood. Flood waters extend into yards of numerous homes in areas of Carlisle between the railway tracks and the river on the west bank...with water into the lowest lying homes of this area. Areas of Franklin protected by Miami Conservancy District Levees do not flood until stages at and above 22 feet.
17 Portions of Dayton-Oxford Road flood, with flood water nearing homes near Carlisle along Dayton-Oxford Road. Areas of Franklin protected by Miami Conservancy District Levees do not flood until stages at and above 22 feet.
16 In addition to flooding onto low areas of Oxford Road near the railway bridge, water floods basements of riverside apartments along Dayton-Oxford Road. Water extends nearly to Dayton-Oxford Road itself in Carlisle. Areas of Franklin protected by Miami Conservancy District Levees do not flood until stages at and above 22 feet.
15 In addition to flooding along low areas of Oxford Road near the railway bridge, water approaches riverside apartments along Dayton-Oxford Road, and flooding of basement apartments may occur. Areas of Franklin protected by Miami Conservancy District Levees do not flood until stages at and above 22 feet.
14 Flooding occurs along Oxford Road at the railway underpass.

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
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10 Day (HEFS) 7 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.

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