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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wabash River at Wabash 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: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.70 ft on 03/26/1913
(2) 24.44 ft on 02/11/1959
(3) 24.22 ft on 05/18/1943
(4) 23.00 ft on 01/04/1950
(5) 22.80 ft on 01/15/1930
(6) 22.46 ft on 06/13/1958
(7) 22.40 ft on 02/27/1936
(8) 22.00 ft on 03/14/1925
(9) 21.92 ft on 04/28/1959
(10) 21.40 ft on 02/15/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.12 ft on 02/28/2021
(2) 14.06 ft on 01/12/2020
(3) 14.54 ft on 05/01/2019
(4) 14.44 ft on 11/18/2017
(5) 15.08 ft on 05/29/2017
(6) 15.13 ft on 05/21/2017
(7) 14.02 ft on 12/29/2015
(8) 15.06 ft on 04/03/2014
(9) 14.56 ft on 04/24/2013
(10) 20.68 ft on 04/19/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.12 ft on 07/17/2012
(2) 2.18 ft on 08/27/2020
(3) 2.30 ft on 07/27/2020
(4) 2.35 ft on 09/30/2008
(5) 2.49 ft on 07/22/2002
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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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28 Devastation occurs in flood plain area of Wabash, Lagro, and Rich Valley. All bridges over the Wabash River are in jeopardy. Portions of Indiana 524, Business US 24, and public utility area are washed away.
26.4 Flood water begins to hit the bottom of the bridge at the gage site causing increased flooding upstream of the gage.
26 Commercial and industrial areas of Wabash south of Market Street on the right bank are seriously flooded. Flood waters are several feet deep in city streets. There are many evacuations.
23 A major flood is in progress in Lagro and Wabash. Many city streets are impassible. Water is 2 or more feet deep in residential and commercial areas. Flooding begins in Rich Valley.
21 Some evacuations of residences and flooding of commercial and industrial areas begin in Wabash and Lagro. Flooding of Business US 24 near Rich Valley and Indiana 524 near Largo begins.
19 Residential and some commercial flooding begins on the right bank in southwest sections of Wabash. Extensive rural flooding south of Rich Valley begins in western Wabash County.
17 Some low lying areas and lowest sections of Wabash and Lagro begin to flood.
14 Lowland flooding begins in rural Wabash County.
(1) Downstream view from gauge site
(2) Upstream view from gauge site

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Gauge transitioned from 642.66 NGVD29 to 642.15 NAVD88 on Dec 13, 2011. 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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