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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ottawa River near Kalida are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Defiance
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.37 ft on 06/17/2015
(2) 19.72 ft on 04/27/2019
(3) 19.11 ft on 05/06/2017
(4) 18.92 ft on 11/20/2017
(5) 18.08 ft on 05/11/2021
(6) 17.26 ft on 12/30/2015
(7) 16.28 ft on 12/30/2015
(8) 0.00 ft on 01/12/2020

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.08 ft on 05/11/2021
(2) 0.00 ft on 01/12/2020
(3) 19.72 ft on 04/27/2019
(4) 18.92 ft on 11/20/2017
(5) 19.11 ft on 05/06/2017
(6) 16.28 ft on 12/30/2015
(7) 17.26 ft on 12/30/2015
(8) 22.37 ft on 06/17/2015

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 Major flooding in the village of Kalida. Water flows through Main Street and begins to affect Town Square. Nearly three feet of water floods Water Street. Backwater flooding of Plum Creek closes State Route 115 near Kalida High School.
21 Water begins to enter the south part of the village of Kalida. Homes and businesses along Ottawa Street and State Route 115 in south Kalida and Water Street southeast of US 224 in Kalida become impacted by flood waters.
20 Water begins to cover State Route 115 near the south village limits of Kalida, and the road is closed.
19 Properties along lowland portions of the Ottawa River near Kalida become impacted by flood waters. Water begins to approach State Route 115 near the southeast village limits of Kalida.
18 Minor lowland flooding in Kalida as the Ottawa River begins to overlow its banks.

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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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USGS River Gauge Camera Ottawa River near Kalida OH
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