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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wabash River at Bluffton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Linn Grove Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.00 ft on 03/25/1913
(2) 18.43 ft on 07/09/2003
(3) 17.17 ft on 01/14/2005
(4) 16.74 ft on 06/19/2015
(5) 16.70 ft on 03/01/1904
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.57 ft on 05/12/2021 (P)
(2) 10.49 ft on 05/10/2021 (P)
(3) 11.64 ft on 01/13/2020
(4) 14.73 ft on 04/28/2019
(5) 11.86 ft on 04/06/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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20.5 Flood water hits the highest point of the bottom of the bridge at the gage site.
20 Water is at the top of the levee protecting the wastewater treatment plant. The power plant area is affected by high water with extensive flooding of rural areas. Homes are flooded and some county and state roads are closed. Flood water may stop rail traffic. A record flood is in progress at this stage. There is extensive flooding or northern parts of Bluffton. The commercial area in northwest Bluffton along SR 1 is affected by flood water. Some evacutations are necessary.
18 Water approaches the power plant. Rural residences along Elm Road begin to flood and the railroad is threatened. A major flood is in progress. Commercial and municipal property along SR 1 begins to flood. Evacuations are necessary in northern parts of Bluffton. Water is at a critical level on the levee protecting the wastewater treatment plant.
16 The outlying portion of West Washington Street becomes impassible and SR 116 west of Bluffton begins to flood.
14 Flooding begins to affect residential areas in northern Bluffton. Low areas near the wastewater treatment plant begin to flood. Portions of Elm Grove Road and County Road 450 begin to flood.
13.3 River Road in Bluffton is flooded and closed along the River Green Way.
13 Access road to Bluffton wastewater treatment plant is flooded.
12 Water reaching the bottom of the bridge at East River Road and 450 East. River Road and a few county roads are closed by high water.
11 River Road at Bluffton begins to flood. Flood waters isolate the amphitheater at Kehoe Park in Bluffton.
10 The river is at flood stage. Flooding of agricultural land begins.

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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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