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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 Powhatan Point are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Moundsville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Hannibal Lock and Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 41
Moderate Flood Stage: 39
Flood Stage: 37
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 53.30 ft on 03/19/1936
(2) 45.60 ft on 09/19/2004
(3) 44.70 ft on 01/21/1996
(4) 42.65 ft on 01/07/2005
(5) 42.00 ft on 04/04/2024 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 42.00 ft on 04/04/2024 (P)
(2) 35.80 ft on 01/13/2005
(3) 42.65 ft on 01/07/2005
(4) 45.60 ft on 09/19/2004
(5) 36.80 ft on 01/06/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1980
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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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53.3 Flooding reaches levels equal to the Saint Patrick's Day Flood in 1936.
46 Flooing reaches homes along Riverview Road.
44 The athletic fields and swimming pool area are flooded along with the area between Clark Street and the Ohio River.
41 Most of downtown Powhatan Point south of Captina Creek is flooded with the exception of a small portion of First Street.
40 The bridge on Route 7 over Captina Creek is flooded.
39 Flooding begins near the water treatment plant.
38 Flooding begins on Water and Mellot Streets.
37 Minor flooding begins near the intersection of Sarich and Seymour Streets, the intersection of Water and Second Streets, and on Mellott Street near the railroad tracks.
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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
10 Day (HEFS) 10 Day (NAEFS) 10 Day (GEFS)
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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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