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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ohio River at Evansville are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 52
Moderate Flood Stage: 48
Flood Stage: 42
Action Stage: 24
Low Stage (in feet): 13

Historic Crests
(1) 53.75 ft on 01/31/1937
(2) 48.82 ft on 02/19/1884
(3) 48.60 ft on 02/19/1883
(4) 48.40 ft on 04/05/1913
(5) 48.28 ft on 03/11/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 44.19 ft on 03/08/2021
(2) 43.49 ft on 02/18/2020
(3) 44.39 ft on 02/17/2019
(4) 46.87 ft on 03/01/2018
(5) 42.29 ft on 01/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.30 ft on 11/07/1895
(2) 0.40 ft on 09/13/1894
(3) 0.90 ft on 10/13/1904
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53.8 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record.
52 Major flooding occurs. Several highways are closed and at this level parts of the airport begin to flood.
45 Many county roads are flooded and some are impassable.
42 The river is 3300 feet wide.
40 Basements along the riverfront begin to fill. Flooding begins along Pigeon Creek.
38 Most of the bottomland is covered and farmers should move livestock and equipment to higher ground.
36 Agricultural bottomeland begins to flood and the levee authority is operating several pumping stations.
26 The levee authority closes the flood gates downtown.
(1) Evansville Gage Site
(2) Ohio River Upstream
(3) Ohio River Downstream
(4) Gage House
(5) City Staff Gage on Pump House

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