Skip Navigation Link  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Navigation Bar End Cap


This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
tab left off Hydrograph tab right off tab left off River at a Glance tab right off tab left off Download tab right off tab left on tab right on
About this graph
Forecasts for the Wabash River at New Harmony are issued routinely year-round.
Return to Area Map

Upstream Gauge - at Mount Carmel Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Shawneetown
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 3.3

Historic Crests
(1) 27.70 ft on 03/31/1913
(2) 24.40 ft on 01/31/1937
(3) 23.84 ft on 05/26/1943
(4) 23.67 ft on 05/04/2011
(5) 23.40 ft on 01/14/1950
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.98 ft on 03/31/2022 (P)
(2) 19.35 ft on 03/01/2022 (P)
(3) 15.93 ft on 01/06/2022 (P)
(4) 16.88 ft on 03/07/2021
(5) 20.17 ft on 01/21/2020
Show More Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.41 ft on 08/09/2012
(2) 0.49 ft on 07/30/2012
(3) 0.70 ft on 02/03/2000
Show More Low Water Records
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
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.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
28 Most of New Harmony is flooded.
27.2 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many businesses and homes becomes necessary.
24 Flood waters enter city street in New Harmony.
21 The river is 3 miles wide at I-64.
20 Parts of northern New Harmony begin to flood and sandbagging becomes necessary in town.
19 Harmonie State Park is closed. Surrounding bottomland is flooded.
15 The river overflows low ground on the Illinois side.
10 Some stripper oil wells begin to flood along the river from New Harmony to Mt. Vernon Indiana.
(1) Highway 14 Bridge
(2) Wabash River Upstream
(3) Wabash River Downstream
(4) Gage House
(5) Staff Gage on Indiana Side

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

Additional Information Collapse
How low could the river get?
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Paducah Weather Forecast Office
8250 Highway 3520
West Paducah, KY 42086-6440
(270) 744-6440
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 2-Nov-2020 7:29 PM
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities