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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Elk River at Clay are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Queen Shoals
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.40 ft on 03/14/1918
(2) 31.00 ft on 01/01/1861
(3) 30.30 ft on 06/24/2016
(4) 26.60 ft on 02/05/1932
(5) 26.50 ft on 07/04/1932
(6) 25.40 ft on 02/04/1939
(7) 23.60 ft on 05/12/1924
(8) 23.50 ft on 04/16/1932
(9) 23.00 ft on 10/03/1929
(10) 23.00 ft on 03/01/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.63 ft on 03/01/2021
(2) 30.30 ft on 06/24/2016
(3) 16.71 ft on 03/05/2015
(4) 19.45 ft on 12/07/2013
(5) 14.79 ft on 01/31/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.13 ft on 09/22/1959
(2) -0.04 ft on 10/16/1953
(3) 0.01 ft on 07/27/1936
(4) 0.01 ft on 09/11/1925
(5) 0.02 ft on 08/12/1930
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30 Most business and buildings in Clay next to the river are flooded. Major flooding occurring.
29 Route 16 in Clay starts to flood. Some business in town are flooded. Several sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road and some camps near the river are flooded.
25 The low end of the vacant car dealership, hardware store, more homes in Pisgah section, and in the northern end of Clay are flooded. Sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road and some camps near the river are flooded.
20 Homes in the Pisgah section of Clay, and a few homes on the north side of Clay are flooded between 20 and 22 feet. Sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road are flooded.
18 Water floods some basements near and downstream from the Pisgah Pridge. Sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road start to flood.

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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) 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 10 day graphics.

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