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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Licking River at McKinneysburg 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: 50
Moderate Flood Stage: 42
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 32
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 55.21 ft on 03/02/1997
(2) 50.26 ft on 03/10/1964
(3) 47.80 ft on 01/20/1937
(4) 47.59 ft on 04/13/1948
(5) 43.75 ft on 02/16/1989
(6) 42.50 ft on 12/01/1921
(7) 41.08 ft on 05/09/1961
(8) 40.86 ft on 03/20/1943
(9) 40.41 ft on 03/07/1945
(10) 39.09 ft on 02/28/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.36 ft on 05/20/2020 (P)
(2) 28.47 ft on 11/06/2018
(3) 33.95 ft on 09/25/2018
(4) 35.41 ft on 04/04/2015
(5) 34.96 ft on 04/24/2011
(6) 36.17 ft on 04/13/2011
(7) 38.39 ft on 05/04/2010
(8) 26.13 ft on 01/06/2005
(9) 24.41 ft on 03/07/2004
(10) 32.35 ft on 05/06/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.50 ft on 10/18/1952
(2) 3.53 ft on 09/06/2009
(3) 3.54 ft on 09/07/2007
(4) 3.55 ft on 09/27/1964
(5) 3.59 ft on 09/24/2010
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55 This equates to the flood of record, which occurred on March 1, 1997. Widespread major flooding occurs, with numerous homes along the river inundated.
52 This stage is roughly equal to the FEMA 1 percent flood in southeast Pendleton County. Backwater flooding affects Willow Creek...including flooding along Galloway Road which inundate farm buildings and potentially some farm houses.
48 Much of the basin in southern Pendleton County is inundated, including homes in the valley along McKinneysburg Spur and Colvin Bend Roads.
42 Moderate flooding occurs with flooding in the McKinneysburg area worsening. Low areas along Licking River Road and Colvin Bend Road receive the most flooding in southern Pendleton County, with some mobile homes and farm outbuildings flooded along the McKinneysburg Spur.
40 Lowland flooding continues in southern Pendleton County, especially along Licking River Road and in the Colvin Bend Road area. Water approaches some mobile homes and agricultural outbuildings along the river.
35 Lowland flooding in southern Pendleton County, especially along Licking River Road and in the Colvin Bend Road area, where high water makes the road impassible. Access to some homes near Colvin Bend Road and McKinneysburg Spur is cut off.
33 Some flooding occurs along the river in southern Pendleton County and is mainly confined to lowland and agricultural areas. Water approaches Colvin Bend Road and McKinneysburg Spur.

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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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