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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the St. Joseph River (OH/IN) at Montpelier are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Newville
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.40 ft on 02/25/1985
(2) 17.00 ft on 12/31/1990
(3) 16.20 ft on 02/02/1982
(4) 16.10 ft on 01/01/1991
(5) 16.00 ft on 06/02/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.45 ft on 05/20/2020 (P)
(2) 14.76 ft on 05/03/2019
(3) 15.90 ft on 02/22/2018 (P)
(4) 12.67 ft on 12/17/2011
(5) 12.33 ft on 12/07/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 09/04/1946
(2) 1.50 ft on 08/30/1948
(3) 1.50 ft on 09/02/1948
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18.5 This is a very dangerous situation. The entire village of Montpelier can expect 2 to 3 feet of water. Areas outside Montpelier will be totally inundated.
18 Montpelier is flooded by 1 to 2 feet of water and outlying farm buildings are totally inundated.
17.5 Flood waters will overtop the dikes in Montpelier. Homes and businesses along Opdyke, Moore, and Madison will be affected.
16.5 Flood waters will approach the top of the Montpelier Dikes with several roads becoming impassible. Water begins to hit the bottom of the bridge at the gage site.
15 Several roadways are closed including County Road 10 at County Road K.
14 County Road K, one mile southwest of Montpelier is flooded. Flood waters affect the southeast side of Pioneer and cover large areas of low land and agricultural land near the river.
13 County Road K, one mile southwest of Montpelier begins to flood. Some flooding begins to affect the village of Pioneer. Significant low land and agricultural flooding occurs near the river.
12 Flooding of low land and agricultural land begins near the river.
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(2) Looking Downstream
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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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