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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) near Fort Wayne are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Newville Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.00 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 20.38 ft on 03/12/2009
(3) 18.10 ft on 05/19/1996
(4) 17.90 ft on 04/07/1950
(5) 17.86 ft on 06/05/1989
(6) 17.79 ft on 02/26/1985
(7) 17.67 ft on 12/01/2011
(8) 17.51 ft on 12/31/1990
(9) 17.37 ft on 02/07/2008
(10) 17.15 ft on 01/05/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.65 ft on 05/10/2021
(2) 11.44 ft on 01/12/2020
(3) 11.23 ft on 05/02/2019
(4) 14.24 ft on 02/22/2018
(5) 11.48 ft on 05/25/2017
(6) 13.35 ft on 06/28/2015
(7) 13.38 ft on 06/18/2015
(8) 13.97 ft on 04/04/2014
(9) 13.12 ft on 06/01/2013
(10) 16.01 ft on 04/20/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.05 ft on 01/24/1995
(2) 1.05 ft on 01/25/1995
(3) 1.10 ft on 09/16/1999
(4) 1.12 ft on 09/23/1994
(5) 1.16 ft on 08/24/1987
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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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20 A major flood is in progress and water nears the top of uncertified levees.
19 An increasing number of city streets flood with a few homes in Concordia Gardens affected by high water.
18 The city of Fort Wayne starts monitoring all potential flood sites on the St. Joseph River. Some residents in low lying areas and Canterbury Green Apartments will be affected by high water.
17 Flooding occurs in parks and low farmland throughout northeast Allen County. Flooding occurs on the lowest unprotected city streets...park drives and county roads.
15 Flooding of lowland and farmland near the river increases.
12 Lowland and farmland flooding near the river begins.
(1) Upstream view from gauge site
(2) Wire-weight gauge and downstream view

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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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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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