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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Scioto River at Piketon are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 37.20 ft on 03/13/1913
(2) 32.56 ft on 01/25/1959
(3) 31.70 ft on 03/11/1964
(4) 30.80 ft on 01/01/1937
(5) 30.10 ft on 03/06/1963
(6) 28.80 ft on 03/07/1945
(7) 28.40 ft on 01/07/2005
(8) 28.00 ft on 03/03/1997
(9) 28.00 ft on 01/29/1952
(10) 27.50 ft on 04/14/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.88 ft on 02/23/2022 (P)
(2) 23.38 ft on 02/19/2022 (P)
(3) 21.64 ft on 03/01/2021 (P)
(4) 24.78 ft on 05/21/2020 (P)
(5) 20.42 ft on 03/23/2020 (P)
(6) 20.52 ft on 03/21/2020 (P)
(7) 20.52 ft on 03/21/2020 (P)
(8) 20.75 ft on 06/21/2019
(9) 24.03 ft on 02/14/2019
(10) 24.94 ft on 02/09/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.90 ft on 10/02/1961
(2) 0.30 ft on 01/16/1953
(3) 0.50 ft on 08/31/2012
(4) 0.60 ft on 10/10/2010
(5) 0.60 ft on 09/21/2010
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38 Major flooding occurs in portions of Pike and Scioto Counties, with water covering Route 23 near Piketon. Over a foot of water flows into portions of Piketon. Serious backwater flooding also occurs along creeks and streams flowing into the Scioto River.
37 About one foot of water covers Piketon with many other towns flooded.
36 This is similar to the FEMA 1 percent flood. Some sections of Route 23 are affected by high water. Properties along East Main Street in Piketon incur flooding, as well as backwater flooding affecting some homes and businesses on the far west side of Waverly. Flooding worsens through Pike and Scioto Counties with many low-lying roads affected.
30 Many areas of Piketon become flooded with serious flooding occurring in some portions of Pike and Scioto Counties.
28 Flooding affects portions of Piketon as well as other towns along the lower Scioto River.
25 Flooding of several low-lying roads occurs, and backwater flooding poses serious problems in Pike and Scioto Counties.
23 Backwater flooding worsens along creeks flowing into the Scioto River. Stretches of several low-lying roads near the river are flooded. Scioto and Camp Creek Townships in southern Pike County experience the most significant flooding.
21 Several roads near the river are flooded, including county roads along creeks emptying into the Scioto River. Ohio Route 220 at River Road is flooded south of Waverly. Scioto and Camp Creek Townships in southern Pike County are most impacted.
20 Backwater flooding occurs along creeks flowing into the Scioto River. Scioto and Camp Creek Townships in southern Pike County experience flooding. Flood waters spilling onto low-lying county roads near the Scioto River in Pike and northern Scioto Counties, with State route 220 near River Road flooded.

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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.

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