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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 Golconda are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Shawneetown Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Smithland Lock and Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 55
Moderate Flood Stage: 49
Flood Stage: 40
Action Stage: 36
Low Stage (in feet): 29.4

Historic Crests
(1) 62.60 ft on 02/02/1937
(2) 56.87 ft on 05/06/2011
(3) 56.80 ft on 04/06/1913
(4) 54.40 ft on 01/19/1950
(5) 53.58 ft on 03/12/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 46.02 ft on 03/04/2022
(2) 41.08 ft on 01/10/2022
(3) 45.95 ft on 03/10/2021
(4) 44.11 ft on 03/29/2020
(5) 47.32 ft on 02/21/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1900
(2) 28.95 ft on 09/07/2000
(3) 29.00 ft on 08/28/2006
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66 The top of the protection is reached in Golconda.
60 Major flooding occurs. This is the critical stage for Reevesville Illinois and Carrsville Kentucky
55.6 The town of Golconda begins closing their flood wall.
53 The levee at the marina is under water.
49 Several families are evacuated in Hall Town.
46 Flooding begins to affect Rosiclare Illinois.
(1) Gage House at Old L&D Site
(2) Ohio River Upstream
(3) Ohio River Downstream
(4) Gage House
(5) Part of Lock & Dam 51

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