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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 21.96 ft on 10/16/1954
(2) 20.28 ft on 03/18/1936
(3) 19.30 ft on 03/29/1924
(4) 18.64 ft on 01/19/1996
(5) 18.64 ft on 09/14/1971
(6) 17.28 ft on 03/21/1912
(7) 17.02 ft on 06/05/1941
(8) 16.53 ft on 06/23/1972
(9) 15.87 ft on 04/26/1937
(10) 15.20 ft on 01/22/1917
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.37 ft on 03/01/2021 (P)
(2) 11.64 ft on 02/08/2019
(3) 11.81 ft on 09/28/2018
(4) 14.50 ft on 09/10/2018
(5) 14.90 ft on 02/16/2018
(6) 11.22 ft on 03/05/2015
(7) 14.13 ft on 03/04/2015
(8) 10.60 ft on 05/19/2011
(9) 14.47 ft on 03/14/2010
(10) 12.70 ft on 01/25/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 The entire area of West Connellsville between the River and Crawford Avenues is flooded.
21.96 Water reaches the flood of record...October 16, 1954.
20.28 Water reaches the level of the ST. Patricks Day Flood and crest on March 18, 1936.
20 Floodwaters enter AMTRAK stop on the right bank about 0.2 miles downstream from the gage.
19 Floodwaters reach Chessie railroad tracks along right bank at Crawford Street Bridge.
18 Flooding affects several homes and small businesses in the immediate vicinity of the Crawford Street Bridge.
17 Water reaches homes in the towns Adelaide and Dawson, downstream of Connelsville.
16 About 100 homes on the west side of Connellsville flood in the areas of Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Streets.
14.13 Water reaches level of March 3, 2015.
14 Several inches of water floods basements of about 30 homes along left bank. River is bankful along the left bank just downstream from the Crawford Street Bridge. Water reaches the level of the Hurricane Ivan flood of September 18, 2004.
12 Flooding begins in the vicinity of Yough Park.
(1) Looking across river from gage.
(2) Looking downstream on Youghiogheny River from Connellsville gage.
(3) Looking upstream on Youghiogheny River from Connellsville gage

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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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