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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Maumee River at Napoleon are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Grand Rapids
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.00 ft on 03/27/1913
(2) 19.50 ft on 02/14/1918
(3) 19.50 ft on 02/11/1959
(4) 18.80 ft on 03/02/1910
(5) 18.00 ft on 03/20/1912
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.21 ft on 02/25/2018 (P)
(2) 16.26 ft on 06/29/2015
(3) 15.50 ft on 12/01/2011
(4) 15.40 ft on 05/27/2011
(5) 16.70 ft on 03/11/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.90 ft on 11/16/1922
(2) 0.84 ft on 10/07/2010
(3) 0.87 ft on 10/29/2008
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27 Record flooding is underway throughout the eastern sections of Napoleon and all along the tributaries flowing into the Maumee River.
20 Flood water begins to threaten residents along the following streets: Fairview, Oak, Walnut, First, Second and from Route 8 to Maumee Street. Serious backwater flooding occurs along all tributaries.
17 Massive flooding will occur. Residents living along the Maumee and its tributaries should prepare for extensive flood losses.
15 Flood water will threaten some buildings in the east end of Napoleon and cause several roads to become impassible.
12.5 Recreational campgrounds near Napoleon begin to flood.
12 Flooding of farm land and possibly some secondary roads near the river begins.
(1) Downstream view from downtown Napoleon
(2) Upstream view from downtown Napoleon
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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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