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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 R C Byrd Lock are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 56
Moderate Flood Stage: 52
Flood Stage: 50
Action Stage: 48
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 69.60 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 67.90 ft on 03/30/1913
(3) 65.50 ft on 02/11/1884
(4) 61.10 ft on 04/16/1948
(5) 60.45 ft on 03/23/1936
(6) 60.40 ft on 01/02/1943
(7) 59.25 ft on 03/10/1945
(8) 57.50 ft on 03/08/1955
(9) 57.10 ft on 04/23/1940
(10) 56.40 ft on 03/22/1933
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 51.52 ft on 02/20/2018
(2) 50.42 ft on 02/20/2018
(3) 52.10 ft on 02/19/2018
(4) 49.11 ft on 03/06/2015
(5) 51.31 ft on 03/13/2011
(6) 50.31 ft on 01/09/2005
(7) 51.01 ft on 09/20/2004
(8) 46.96 ft on 02/25/2003
(9) 55.00 ft on 03/04/1997
(10) 51.60 ft on 01/21/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.10 ft on 01/01/1906
(2) 12.37 ft on 06/13/1999
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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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67.9 In Gallipolis, all of Front Street, Second, Third and Fourth Avenues are flooded.
56 The City of Gallipolis is surrounded by water.
52 Cultivated lands and low sections along the West Virginia side of the river are flooded.
50 Sections of Route 7 and portions of Gallipolis along the immediate river will flood. Also, bottom lands on the Ohio side of the river are flooded.
49 Sections of Route 7 in Ohio at Teens Run, Chickamauga Creek, Kyger Creek, Clay Chapel, Clay School and just above Route 218 start to flood. Also, sections of Route 2 in West Virginia at Jerry's Run, the old Coast Guard Station and Glenwood start to flood.
41 The Spruce Street Chickamauga Creek bridge is closed due to flooding of low areas around the bridge.
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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) 7 Day (GEFS)
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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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Normal upper pool elevation 538.0' m.s.l., upper pool length is 41.7 miles to Racine Dam on Ohio River and 44.6 miles to Winfield Dam on the Kanawha River. Normal upper pool surface area 12,600 acres, normal lower pool elevation 515.0' m.s.l., (upper pool of Greenup Dam), and normal lift 23.0'
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