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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 Pike Island Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Wellsburg Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Wheeling
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 39
Flood Stage: 37
Action Stage: 26.4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 47.70 ft on 03/11/1964
(2) 47.50 ft on 06/25/1972
(3) 46.30 ft on 09/19/2004
(4) 46.00 ft on 01/21/1996
(5) 43.04 ft on 01/07/2005
(6) 40.90 ft on 02/15/1966
(7) 39.79 ft on 02/18/2018
(8) 39.34 ft on 09/11/2018
(9) 39.30 ft on 01/01/1991
(10) 38.05 ft on 03/12/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.34 ft on 09/11/2018
(2) 39.79 ft on 02/18/2018
(3) 38.05 ft on 03/12/2011
(4) 30.83 ft on 03/24/2007
(5) 33.88 ft on 03/16/2007
(6) 43.04 ft on 01/07/2005
(7) 46.30 ft on 09/19/2004
(8) 36.40 ft on 01/06/2004
(9) 32.80 ft on 08/20/1996
(10) 29.40 ft on 05/19/1996
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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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45 Lock walls overtopped.
39 The well house and pump are flooded at the Fairway River Links Golf Course in Rayland Ohio.
38 Navigation suspended, lock out of service.
37 Low lying areas of Wheeling Island begin to flood.
34 Or 13.0 feet on the upper gage, water begins to flood golf course near Tiltonsville.
22 Water reaches the fishing pier on right downstream bank
(1) DCP gage on Pike Island lock wall looking downstream.
(2) Upper portion of Staff gage on Pike Island lock wall.
(3) View of Ohio River upstream toward Pike Island dam.
(4) View of Ohio River downstream past DCP gage.

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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)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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