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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River near Vernon are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Rivervale
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 12
Low Flow (in KCFS): 0.0002

Historic Crests
(1) 32.83 ft on 01/21/1959
(2) 29.46 ft on 05/24/1968
(3) 28.13 ft on 06/23/1960
(4) 26.93 ft on 04/16/1998
(5) 26.93 ft on 04/16/1998
(6) 26.29 ft on 04/29/1996
(7) 26.28 ft on 03/06/1945
(8) 26.00 ft on 03/19/2008
(9) 25.59 ft on 07/10/2003
(10) 25.45 ft on 08/04/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.60 ft on 03/25/2023 (P)
(2) 17.67 ft on 12/06/2021 (P)
(3) 17.69 ft on 07/17/2021 (P)
(4) 23.86 ft on 06/19/2021 (P)
(5) 22.00 ft on 06/16/2019
(6) 17.09 ft on 04/20/2019
(7) 13.35 ft on 11/01/2018
(8) 19.80 ft on 09/09/2018
(9) 11.19 ft on 04/15/2018
(10) 13.39 ft on 03/29/2018 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.35 ft on 08/29/2013
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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38 Level of approximate highest reading that is possible from gaging site.
35 Near record flooding is in progress.
32 Dogform Bridge begins to act as a dam. This is where gaging site is located. Gage readings may be unreliable.
27 Extensive flooding may threaten homes and roads.
26 Sandbagging of a few homes near the Muscatatuck River in the Vernon area during March 2008 high water.
22 Unusual high flow and flooding.
16 Flooding of lowlands begin.
(1) East northeast view from SR 3 and 7 of junction of Otter Creek and Vernon Fork on 04-21-10.
(2) Southwest View from SR 3 and SR7 on 04-21-10.
(3) Southeast view of a low Vernon Fork at CR25S on 04-21-10.
(4) North view of a low Vernon Fork from CR25S on 04-21-10.
(5) North View of Vernon Fork at CR60S on 04-21-10.
(6) South view of Vernon Fork from CR60S 04-21-10.
(7) East northeast view from bridge over Vernon Fork in Crosley FWA on 04-21-10.
(8) East northeast view of Vernon Fork from fishing spot near bridge in Crosley FWA on 04-21-10.
(9) West southwest view from bridge over Vernon Fork in Crosley FWA on 04-21-10.
(10) Southwest view of Vernon Fork from under the bridge in Crosley FWA on 04-21-10.

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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) 10 Day (GEFS)
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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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