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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Salamonie River at Portland are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Warren
Zoom Level:16
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) 16.76 ft on 07/14/2015 (P)
(2) 16.26 ft on 04/26/2019 (P)
(3) 16.10 ft on 06/27/2015 (P)
(4) 15.12 ft on 06/18/2015 (P)
(5) 14.59 ft on 05/10/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.59 ft on 05/10/2021 (P)
(2) 11.70 ft on 03/19/2021 (P)
(3) 16.26 ft on 04/26/2019 (P)
(4) 14.44 ft on 04/04/2018 (P)
(5) 13.34 ft on 05/05/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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16.76 Record flooding is occurring. Downtown Portland from Race Street to the Salamonie River between North Williams Street to North Pierce Street is flooded with water as deep as 3ft in locations. The Portland Courthouse is isolated. The river continues to backflow through the storm drainage system north of Pearl Street and is causing flooding for portions of northern Portland, including the Jay County Fairgrounds.
16 Downtown Portland floods as the river backflows through the storm drainage system.
15.5 Hudson Park is inaccessible from S. Wayne Street. The Portland Water Park is flooded. Flood waters have reached East Elementary School. Homes along E. Water Street/Hwy 26 between Pierce Street and S 300E are flooded. Water covers S. Wayne Street between Water Street and the Wayne Street bridge. Businesses between Water Street and the river from Middle Street to Hayes Street are flooded. The storm drainage system for downtown Portland is starting to become overcharged as the river backfills the system.
14 The parking lot of the Portland Water Park is flooded.
13 Low spots along the walking trails, including the picnic pavilion, at the Hudson Family Park flood.
11 Lowland agricultural flooding.

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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) 7 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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