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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Licking River (OH) near Heath are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Newark (Stadden Bridge)
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.06 ft on 03/20/2020 (P)
(2) 17.79 ft on 07/13/2017
(3) 17.59 ft on 03/15/2012
(4) 16.52 ft on 02/18/2022 (P)
(5) 13.56 ft on 07/02/2014

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.52 ft on 02/18/2022 (P)
(2) 21.06 ft on 03/20/2020 (P)
(3) 17.79 ft on 07/13/2017
(4) 13.56 ft on 07/02/2014
(5) 17.59 ft on 03/15/2012

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 Widespread flooding of homes occurs along Licking View Drive and several adjacent subdivisions, as well as some flooding of homes along and near Irving Wick Drive East. Significant flooding of homes along and near Amber Lane occurs. Flooding of about half of Holly Park Estates occurs.
21 Water at least one foot deep affects all but the northern extent of Glenwood subdivision, as well as Huron Drive West, Livingston Court, with some water affecting Huron Drive. Most of Licking View Drive is under water with several homes along Licking View near Creekview Drive flooded. Homes along Hopewell are flooded. Homes along and near Amber Lane are flooded, with water approaching homes from a flooded Irving Wick Drive East. Homes along Holly Park Drive and Roberston Drive Southeast are flooded.
20 This is very close to the FEMA 1 percent flood. Extensive flooding along Licking View Drive, with water reaching to several homes within the Glenwood subdivision area along Woodsedge Circle, Hillview and Wildwood Courts. Most of Huron Drive West, some of Huron Drive, and Creekview Drives are affected. Homes along Hopewell Drive incur flooding, as well as Roberston Drive SE and Holly Park Estates. Water covers portions of Irving Wick Drive East and the southeast side of the Heath High Stadium.
19 Much of Licking View Drive is flooded, with water approaching homes along Licking View near Creekview Drive. Homes are impacted near Hillview Court, Huron Drive West, Livingston Court and Wildwood Court. Irving Wick Drive East is flooded near the river. Hoback Park and Forry Reserve are covered by several feet of water. Robertson Drive Southeast is flooded, as well as Holly Park Estate.
18 Water covers properties along Licking View Drive, especially near Hopewell Drive. Several properties along Licking View Drive are flooded, though no structures are flooded. Portions of South Fork Road near Irving Wick Drive are flooded, as well as Hobak Park and Forry Preserve, with water crossing Licking View Drive and approaching the football stadium behind Heath High School.
17 Some areas of Licking View Drive near Livingston Court are flooded. The soccer and baseball fields of Hobak Park are also flooded.
16 Water inundates low areas of Hobak Park and approaches portions of Licking View Drive.

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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) 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.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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