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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 Shawneetown are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 53
Moderate Flood Stage: 43
Flood Stage: 33
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): 15

Historic Crests
(1) 65.64 ft on 01/30/1937
(2) 56.36 ft on 05/06/2011
(3) 55.60 ft on 03/14/1945
(4) 55.30 ft on 01/19/1950
(5) 54.60 ft on 03/20/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.29 ft on 03/31/2023
(2) 34.32 ft on 02/23/2023
(3) 44.49 ft on 03/04/2022
(4) 35.81 ft on 02/11/2022
(5) 39.62 ft on 01/10/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 14.08 ft on 08/27/2006
(2) 14.10 ft on 10/07/2023
(3) 14.11 ft on 10/16/2022
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65.64 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many homes and businesses becomes necessary.
60 The top of the protection is reached in Shawneetown.
52 Several rural roads and houses are isolated.
43 Several county roads are closed.
33 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
26 The boat ramp and parking lot at Old Shawneetown are under water.
(1) Public Boat Ramp and Parking Lot
(2) Ohio River Upstream
(3) Ohio River Downstream
(4) Kentucky Bank
(5) Incline Gage at Boat Ramp

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