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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 Ohiopyle are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Confluence Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Connellsville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 14.75 ft on 03/14/2010 (P)
(2) 13.86 ft on 02/16/2018
(3) 13.43 ft on 03/04/2015
(4) 13.30 ft on 03/18/1936
(5) 13.00 ft on 03/29/1924
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.26 ft on 02/08/2019
(2) 13.86 ft on 02/16/2018
(3) 11.11 ft on 03/15/2015
(4) 13.43 ft on 03/04/2015
(5) 11.36 ft on 05/19/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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39 Flooding begins in the parking lot at the top of Rafter Put-In Trail.
30 Water reaches Youghiogheny River Bike Trail.
25 Water reaches railraod tracks along right downsteam bank upstream of Route 381 bridge.
22 Route 381 flooded in Ohiopyle.
20 Flooding begins at the waste water treatment plant.
16.5 Water reaches steel girders under Route 381 bridge near left downstream bank.
14 Water approaches walkway in Ohiopyle State Park upstream of falls.
10 The Lower Yough below Ohiopyle is closed to all guided and unguided rafting.
8 The Middle Yough from Confluence to Ohiopyle is closed to all guided and unguided rafting. Only guided rafting is permitted in the Lower Yough below Ohiopyle.
6 No unguided rafts or duckies are permitted in the Middle Yough from Confluence to Ohiopyle.
4 Only guided tours with larger 15 foot rafts are permitted in the Lower Yough below Ohiopyle.
3 Only rafts are permitted for both guided and unguided rafting.
2 All rafts and duckies are permitted for both guided or unguided rafting.
1.9 Lower limit for rafting.
(1) Looking upstream at falls from gage - summer
(2) Map View of Ohiopyle Gage location
(3) View of the falls at Ohiopyle just upstream from gage - winter
(4) Staff Gage in Winter
(5) View looking upstream from the gage - winter

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

Forecast stages above 14 ft are from NWS ratings curve extension
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