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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 Sutersville are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Connellsville Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 14.9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.50 ft on 10/16/1954
(2) 30.65 ft on 03/18/1936
(3) 29.70 ft on 06/23/1972
(4) 28.04 ft on 01/20/1996
(5) 28.00 ft on 03/30/1924
(6) 27.34 ft on 06/05/1941
(7) 26.53 ft on 09/11/2018 (P)
(8) 24.70 ft on 09/14/1971
(9) 23.15 ft on 03/06/1967
(10) 23.00 ft on 05/04/1934
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.21 ft on 03/01/2021 (P)
(2) 16.57 ft on 02/08/2019
(3) 26.53 ft on 09/11/2018 (P)
(4) 22.83 ft on 02/17/2018
(5) 15.07 ft on 03/15/2015
(6) 20.66 ft on 03/05/2015
(7) 20.97 ft on 03/14/2010
(8) 15.38 ft on 05/05/2009
(9) 12.99 ft on 03/16/2007
(10) 19.89 ft on 03/29/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.96 ft on 07/10/1918
(2) 2.11 ft on 10/19/1939
(3) 2.15 ft on 09/28/1939
(4) 2.20 ft on 10/07/1943
(5) 2.30 ft on 09/22/1946
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32.5 Water reaches the flood of record...October 16, 1954.
30.65 Water reaches the level of the St. Patricks Day Flood and crest on March 18, 1936.
29.7 Water reaches the level reached during Hurricane Agnes June 23 1972.
26 Water reaches 1st Avenue on the north side of town. Basements are flooded in homes along all of 1st Avenue. About 25 homes are affected.
23 Floodwaters reach the railroad tracks on the left bank.
20.7 Water reaches the level reached during Hurricane Ivan September 18, 2004.
20.66 Flood reaches the level reached on March 5, 2015.
20 Residential basement flooding in Sutersville begins in homes along the right bank. Flooding also begins in the West Newton business district 5 miles upstream.

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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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