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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tippecanoe River at Oakdale Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 22
Moderate Flood Flow: 18
Flood Flow: 13
Action Flow: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30,164 cfs on 01/08/2008
(2) 27,750 cfs on 03/11/2009
(3) 26,999 cfs on 02/21/2018
(4) 25,977 cfs on 02/06/2008
(5) 21,170 cfs on 06/16/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26,999 cfs on 02/21/2018
(2) 8,940 cfs on 11/19/2017
(3) 7,570 cfs on 07/12/2017
(4) 10,880 cfs on 05/21/2017
(5) 11,580 cfs on 04/06/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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66000 Maximum flow through the spillway with the water level at the top of earthen embankment. Flooding with catastrophic impacts. Complete evacuation of all people downstream of Oakdale Dam in flood prone areas is necessary. Flooding closes all county roads near the river and possibly SR 18. Extensive property damage and possible overtopping of Oakdale Dam. Extensively flooded areas include Horseshoe Bend and Camp Tecumseh downstream of Oakdale Dam.
32500 Estimated 100-year recurrence interval flood. A record flood with devastating impacts. Evacuation of many people downstream of Oakdale Dam with flows approaching 32,000 cubic feet per second. Possibly more than 500 residences flooded. Flooding closes many local roads. Extensive property damage. Flooded areas include Horseshoe Bend and Camp Tecumseh downstream of Oakdale Dam.
30000 All residents south of Oakdale Dam may need to evacuate.
22000 Major to near record flooding along the Tippecanoe River with flows from Oakdale Dam in excess of 22,000 cubic feet per second. Evacuation of many people downstream of Oakdale Dam in flood prone areas is necessary. Flooding closes many local roads including some that are covered by more than a foot of water. Substantial property damage downstream of Oakdale Dam. Flooded areas may include Horseshoe Bend and Camp Tecumseh downstream of Oakdale Dam.
18000 Extensive flooding with some evacuations and property damage with flows from Oakdale Dam between 18,000 and 22,000 cubic feet per second. Major flooding may develop. All local roads along the Tippecanoe River in Carroll, White and Tippecanoe counties flood.
13000 Extensive lowland flooding with flows between 13,000 and 18,000 cubic feet per second. Water at dangerous levels with a few evacuations and minimal property damage. Some local river roads begin to flood.
9000 Lowland flooding with flows from Oakdale Dam between 9,000 and 13,000 cubic feet per second. Low agricultural lands, river parks and possibly a few local roads flood along portions of the Tippecanoe River.
6000 Tippecanoe River at bankfull level downstream of Oakdale Dam in Carroll County. Most of the solidly mounted piers are underwater. A few local roads may begin to flood. During warm season items such as lawn chairs, boats and building supplies can be swept away. Handicapped area of Oakdale Public access site begins to flood.
Photos
(1) Major Flood Flow over 25,000 cfs March 11, 2009
(2) Flow of around 8,000 cfs being released from Oakdale Dam
(3) Normal Flow of around 2,000 cfs
(4) Oakdale Dam Major Flood Flow over 25,000 cfs March 11, 2009

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Potential River Levels - Used to
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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NIPSCO Current Lake and Discharge Levels
Total Precipitation near Yeoman

An official U.S. Geological Survey station number is assigned to this river site. However, clicking on the above web link will yield an error message because this site is not in the U.S. Geological Survey’s database. This river site is operated solely by NIPSCO.

Detailed stream discharges and gage heights as archived by the U.S. Geological Survey are not available. The only historical river data available is displayed on the NOAA NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction System web page (water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=ind).
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