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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Auglaize River near Defiance are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 38.80 ft on 03/25/1913
(2) 30.00 ft on 01/15/1930
(3) 29.70 ft on 02/14/1918
(4) 29.70 ft on 01/16/1937
(5) 29.60 ft on 02/28/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.10 ft on 05/20/2020
(2) 21.34 ft on 05/18/2019
(3) 17.71 ft on 02/22/2018
(4) 21.84 ft on 05/07/2017
(5) 15.27 ft on 01/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.69 ft on 01/04/2000
(2) 4.77 ft on 09/08/2001
(3) 4.92 ft on 10/25/1996
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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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27 Homes near the river in Defiance flood and Riverside Avenue is closed by high water.
25 Homes on Riverside Avenue in Defiance flood, and evacuations are necessary.
23 Homes on Riverside Avenue in Defiance begin to flood.
21 Water gets into backyards of homes on Riverside Avenue. Riverside Park in Defiance begins to flood. Flood water approaches State Route 111 upstream of hydro dam.
(1) Downstream view from gauge site
(2) Upstream view from gauge site

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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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Gauge zero transitioned from 659.70 NGVD29 to 659 NAVD88 on Oct 10, 2012

USGS River Gauge Camera Auglaize River near Defiance OH
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