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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 Belleville Lock are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum references a local datum

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 33
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 61.80 ft on 03/29/1913
(2) 58.63 ft on 01/27/1937
(3) 56.50 ft on 02/09/1884
(4) 54.50 ft on 03/01/1907
(5) 51.60 ft on 01/02/1943
(6) 51.40 ft on 03/09/1945
(7) 50.90 ft on 04/16/1948
(8) 50.60 ft on 03/21/1936
(9) 48.80 ft on 03/12/1964
(10) 48.30 ft on 01/24/1927
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 36.53 ft on 02/20/2022 (P)
(2) 35.58 ft on 03/03/2021
(3) 36.45 ft on 02/09/2019
(4) 36.45 ft on 02/09/2019
(5) 33.32 ft on 12/23/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.30 ft on 08/23/1918
(2) 1.60 ft on 08/10/1917
(3) 2.60 ft on 07/09/1919
(4) 3.00 ft on 08/03/1919
(5) 3.30 ft on 09/10/1927
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50 Several roads near the river are flooded. Homes, camps, and businesses all along the river are flooded.
47 Portions of Route 124 near Forked Run State Park and near Long Bottom Ohio are flooded. Also, portions of Route 68 between Ravenswood and Belleville start to flood.
45 Portions of Belleville, West Virginia, and Reedsville, Ohio start to flood. Numerous primary and secondary roads are blocked and flooded on both sides of the river.
38 Route 124 towards Racine is flooded. Sections of Ohio State Route 248 at Sand Hill are flooded.
35 Ohio State Route 124 is flooded north of Stiversville Road, at Rock Run, at Wells Run to Smith Ridge to Dewitts Run, at Forked Run, at Curtis Hollow Road and between Long Bottom and Shade River. Ohio State Route 124 near the Washington and Meigs County line is flooded.
34 Water begins to cover Route 124 at the mouth of Laucks Run, north of Portland.
(1) State Route 124 near Laucks Run
(2) State Route 124 near Rock Run
(3) State Route 124 near DeWitts Run
(4) Intersection of Routes 124 and 248 near Sand Hill
(5) Flood Stage/Lat Lon/ Elevation

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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) 7 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast vs. River Potential
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 7 and 10 day graphics.

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