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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Russell Fork at Elkhorn City are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Pikeville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.80 ft on 04/04/1977
(2) 24.21 ft on 01/29/1957
(3) 21.73 ft on 03/12/1963
(4) 20.49 ft on 05/07/1984
(5) 19.20 ft on 02/01/1962
(6) 18.59 ft on 03/07/1967
(7) 17.92 ft on 02/16/2003
(8) 17.84 ft on 01/26/1978
(9) 17.20 ft on 07/31/1961
(10) 17.00 ft on 05/08/1958

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.92 ft on 02/16/2003
(2) 20.49 ft on 05/07/1984
(3) 17.84 ft on 01/26/1978
(4) 24.80 ft on 04/04/1977
(5) 18.59 ft on 03/07/1967
(6) 21.73 ft on 03/12/1963
(7) 19.20 ft on 02/01/1962
(8) 17.20 ft on 07/31/1961
(9) 17.00 ft on 05/08/1958
(10) 24.21 ft on 01/29/1957

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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24.8 Flooding equals the highest flood on record.
24 Major flooding occurs. Many houses and businesses along Elkhorn Creek and Russell Fork are flooded. Several bridges are underwater.
22 Moderate flooding occurs. Water begins to enter houses along East Russell Street.
21 Low lying areas flood. Russell Fork is 400 feet wide.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
(3) Gage House
(4) Electric Tape

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