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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 Wheeling are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Pike Island Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Moundsville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 36
Action Stage: 26.7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 55.20 ft on 03/19/1936
(2) 51.50 ft on 12/31/1942
(3) 51.20 ft on 03/28/1913
(4) 50.10 ft on 03/15/1907
(5) 48.70 ft on 01/26/1937
(6) 47.30 ft on 03/08/1945
(7) 47.00 ft on 03/12/1964
(8) 46.60 ft on 06/23/1972
(9) 46.20 ft on 01/23/1937
(10) 45.80 ft on 03/27/1937
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.34 ft on 09/11/2018
(2) 38.93 ft on 02/18/2018
(3) 37.22 ft on 03/12/2011
(4) 30.50 ft on 03/24/2007
(5) 33.12 ft on 03/16/2007
(6) 34.60 ft on 01/13/2005
(7) 42.17 ft on 01/07/2005
(8) 45.30 ft on 09/19/2004
(9) 35.70 ft on 01/06/2004
(10) 45.40 ft on 01/20/1996
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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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47.7 Many areas of Warwood West Virginia are flooded.
46.7 All major streets in business district flood.
42.7 Much of southern half of Wheeling Island is flooded and up to Erie Street on the northern half of the island. Low lying sections of South Wheeling are flooded.
42 Flooding reaches the intersection of 39th and McColloch Streets and the intersection of Georgia and North Front Streets in Wheeling.
41 Water street in Wheeling is flooded near the intersctions with 12th, 21st, 45th, and 48th Streets.
40 Backwater flooding begins to affect Main Street near the water treatment plant in Wheeling.
39 The southern tip of Wheeling Island including Wheeling Downs Racetrack and Gaming and Wheeling Stadium are flooded.
38 Portions of Jacob and Wood Streets, south of 43rd Street begin to flood. Wheeling island Casino has to be closed.
37.7 Basement flooding begins in businesses along Main Street.
36.6 Wheeling Downs Racetrack on Wheeling Island floods.
36 Flooding begins in the vicinity or 25th and Market Streets, 34th and Market Streets, 36th and Chapline Streets in Wheeling. Water covers the lower parking lot at the Wheeling Island Casino.
34 Sewers begin to back up in the lower end of Wheeling Island.
(1) View of lower staff gage at Wheeling Water Treatment Plant on Ohio River.
(2) View of upper staff gage at Wheeling Water Treatment Plant on Ohio River.
(3) DCP gage at Wheeling Water Treatment Plant on Ohio River.
(4) View upstream of Gages on Ohio River of Wheeling Island.
(5) View downstream from gages of Ohio river.

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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
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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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