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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 Mount Vernon are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at J.T. Myers Lock and Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 52
Moderate Flood Stage: 45
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): 23

Historic Crests
(1) 59.21 ft on 02/01/1937
(2) 52.90 ft on 04/05/1913
(3) 51.80 ft on 05/05/2011
(4) 51.70 ft on 02/20/1884
(5) 51.20 ft on 03/14/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.00 ft on 06/26/2019
(2) 36.60 ft on 04/23/2019
(3) 36.40 ft on 03/16/2019
(4) 46.40 ft on 02/19/2019
(5) 40.10 ft on 01/30/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.20 ft on 11/26/1895
(2) 0.00 ft on 07/29/1894
(3) 0.50 ft on 12/14/1903
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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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59.21 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record.
52 Major flooding occurs. Large amounts of land are inundated and many homes and businesses will require evacuation.
45 Large portions of Point Township in Posey county are flooded.
40 Farm land and some main roads are flooded in places southwest and west of Mt. Vernon.
28 Flooding of numerous sloughs on both sides of the river occurs. Flood waters will begin to back into the lower Wabash River flooding bottomlands in that area.
(1) Incline Gage on Public Boat Ramp
(2) Ohio River Upstream
(3) Ohio River Downstream
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