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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Eel River (IN) at North Manchester are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.50 ft on 03/27/1913
(2) 17.20 ft on 02/01/1983
(3) 16.81 ft on 12/30/1990
(4) 16.46 ft on 04/19/2013
(5) 16.21 ft on 03/11/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.22 ft on 05/09/2021
(2) 11.71 ft on 05/01/2019
(3) 14.47 ft on 02/21/2018
(4) 15.44 ft on 07/08/2017
(5) 12.91 ft on 05/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.66 ft on 08/28/2020
(2) 3.13 ft on 07/18/2012
(3) 3.38 ft on 10/06/2008
(4) 3.48 ft on 10/01/2010
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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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18 A record flood is in progress. Extensive flooding in progress along South Mill Street and Riverside Road, south of the business district. Flood waters spillin to the North Manchester Street Department parking lot on Wabash Road.
17 Near record flood. South Mill Street and Riverside Road flooded.
16 Flood waters approach Thrift Shop on South Mill Street.
15.5 Significant flood problems in southwest Whitley and northeast Wabash Counties along the Eel River.
13 Flood waters approach businesses and homes on South Mill Street.
11 The river is at flood stage, minor agricultural flooding occurs.
9 The river is at bankfull. Overflow of agricultural fields begins.
(1) Upstream view from gauge
(2) Downstream view from gauge site

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USGS Notice to Users: Significant changes to the stream channel from a dam removal in November of 2012 required the relocation of this streamgage on April 11, 2013. The gage was moved to a new location about 380 feet downstream and the station datum was changed to 730.65 feet from a datum of 732.65 feet at the previous location. Please keep in mind that the gage height plus the station datum equals the elevation (NGVD29) of the water surface at the gaging station location. This gage has a history of location and datum changes. From October 1929 to July 23, 1953 the gage was located about 2.0 miles upstream of the current location at a datum of 738.00 feet. From July 24, 1953 to January 14, 2002 the gage was located about 1.85 miles upstream of the current location at a datum of 738.00 feet. 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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