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Forecasts for the Cheat River at Parsons are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 21.5
Flood Stage: 18.5
Action Stage: 15.1
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.30 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 20.50 ft on 07/10/1888
(3) 19.80 ft on 01/19/1996
(4) 19.08 ft on 10/16/1954
(5) 18.97 ft on 02/09/1994
(6) 18.90 ft on 03/12/1917
(7) 17.58 ft on 06/30/2019
(8) 17.50 ft on 03/29/1924
(9) 17.20 ft on 02/04/1932
(10) 17.00 ft on 03/13/1918
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.25 ft on 03/01/2021
(2) 17.58 ft on 06/30/2019
(3) 8.66 ft on 02/08/2019
(4) 10.82 ft on 01/20/2019
(5) 13.10 ft on 09/28/2018
(6) 16.90 ft on 07/29/2017
(7) 12.77 ft on 03/05/2015
(8) 11.79 ft on 03/05/2015
(9) 12.54 ft on 05/16/2014
(10) 11.35 ft on 05/18/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.18 ft on 08/12/1930
(2) 1.55 ft on 09/27/2008
(3) 1.60 ft on 01/11/1988
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21.5 Water begins to flood low lying sections of Parsons along Walnut, 2nd, 3rd and Water Streets and in the south end of Parsons, Poplar and Missouri Streets. Flooding also occurs along areas near River Avenue, Currance Street and around the Parsons Nursery.
20 Flooding affects portions of Water Street, Walnut Street, 4th Street, River Avenue and Buchanan Street.
19.5 Water levels reach the flood levels of the flood of February 19, 2000.
18.5 Water floods areas of 4th Street, Water Street and Central Avenue.
17.5 Water covers much of Parsons City Park closest to Shavers Fork and back yards of homes on lower end of 4th Street.
16.9 Water rises to the level reached on July 29, 2017.
15 Water affects the low end of Parsons City Park closest to the Shavers Fork.
(1) River gage at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.
(2) View of Cheat river downstream from gage.
(3) River gage on Holly Meadows Bridge at Parsons, WV on the Cheat River.

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