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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Muskingum River at Zanesville are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at McConnelsville
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 16.7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 51.80 ft on 03/27/1913
(2) 37.60 ft on 01/25/1937
(3) 36.80 ft on 03/24/1898
(4) 33.60 ft on 08/09/1935
(5) 32.00 ft on 03/14/1907
(6) 30.10 ft on 05/21/1893
(7) 28.80 ft on 03/06/1908
(8) 27.30 ft on 02/17/1891
(9) 27.20 ft on 01/25/1905
(10) 26.80 ft on 04/22/1920
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.61 ft on 02/13/2019
(2) 19.35 ft on 02/08/2019
(3) 18.44 ft on 01/26/2019
(4) 20.77 ft on 03/20/2008
(5) 18.86 ft on 03/05/2008
(6) 23.03 ft on 01/12/2005
(7) 17.18 ft on 02/27/1971
(8) 17.06 ft on 04/07/1970
(9) 19.17 ft on 07/08/1969
(10) 22.74 ft on 03/10/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.30 ft on 10/14/1895
(2) 6.30 ft on 09/12/1954
(3) 6.90 ft on 07/26/1951
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51.8 Water reached the levels reached during the Great Flood of 1913 on March 27, 1913.
35 About 25 percent of downtown Zanesville is covered with water.
34 Flooding along right bank may extend as far west as Putnam Avenue.
33 Water reaches top of gage shelf. Gage becomes inoperative.
25 Flooding in northern section of town in the vicinity of the confluence of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers.
(1) gage at Zanesville...located on left descending bank, just below dam and
(2) Navigational dam located just upstream of Zanesville gage.
(3) Looking downstream on Muskingum River from
(4) Looking upstream from gage at

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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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