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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Conemaugh River at Seward are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Johnstown Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 8.8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 27.06 ft on 07/20/1977
(2) 26.40 ft on 03/18/1936
(3) 20.68 ft on 01/19/1996
(4) 19.20 ft on 10/16/1954
(5) 15.22 ft on 03/31/1940
(6) 15.10 ft on 11/08/1997
(7) 14.87 ft on 02/16/2018
(8) 14.63 ft on 05/25/1997
(9) 14.55 ft on 09/10/2018
(10) 14.35 ft on 03/14/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.64 ft on 02/08/2019
(2) 14.55 ft on 09/10/2018
(3) 14.87 ft on 02/16/2018
(4) 9.92 ft on 03/15/2015
(5) 14.35 ft on 03/14/2010
(6) 10.30 ft on 01/26/2010
(7) 12.76 ft on 12/20/2008 (P)
(8) 10.39 ft on 03/05/2008
(9) 11.73 ft on 01/06/2005
(10) 12.10 ft on 09/18/2004
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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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27.06 Water reaches the flood of record...July 20, 1977.
26.4 Water reaches the level of the ST. Patricks Day Flood and crest on March 18, 1936.
26 Flood waters reach 4th Ave in northwest portion of Seward.
25 Water begins to enter the Seward Power Plant property.
20.7 Water reaches floor level in trailers just downstream from Route 56 bridge over Conemaugh River.
12.1 Water reaches the level reached during Hurricane Ivan September 18, 2004.
12 Route 56 below Power Plant Road is flooded.
9.92 Water reaches the level reached on March 5, 2015.
(1) Seward gage house located on left descending bank, just above bridge
(2) looking downstream on Conemaugh River from bridge at Seward gage
(3) looking upstream on Conemaugh River from bridge at Seward gage

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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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
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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