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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Kanawha River at Glenville are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Grantsville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 36.46 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 34.50 ft on 03/07/1967
(3) 33.60 ft on 11/16/1926
(4) 33.22 ft on 04/16/1939
(5) 32.90 ft on 03/13/1918
(6) 32.16 ft on 06/05/2008
(7) 31.30 ft on 02/19/2000
(8) 31.15 ft on 02/01/1951
(9) 31.10 ft on 05/29/1950
(10) 31.10 ft on 06/25/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.48 ft on 05/07/2022 (P)
(2) 24.03 ft on 02/04/2022 (P)
(3) 27.41 ft on 09/28/2018
(4) 25.74 ft on 04/16/2018
(5) 24.55 ft on 02/17/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.90 ft on 11/10/1908
(2) -0.50 ft on 09/25/1908
(3) -0.40 ft on 07/29/1903
(4) -0.30 ft on 09/23/1902
(5) -0.20 ft on 05/19/1903
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31 Major flooding of lower half of town, adjacent to river. Several businesses along State Route 5 flood.
29 Water affects several businesses at the intersection of South Lewis Street and Main Street. Some homes along College Street, near the intersection with East Main Street, begin to flood. Several homes on Hunter Street, Brooklyn Drive, and Park Street flood. Gas utility company off State Route 5, adjacent to river, begins to flood.
28 US Route 119 and 33 are closed, east and west of town. Portions of West Main Street, along with the intersection with South Lewis Street, are flooded.
27.5 Backwater flooding from Town Run covers most of South Street and affects a few homes and and business. A few homes adjacent to the river on River Street are flooded.
26.5 Business at intersection of South Lewis Street and Powell Street, adjacent to the river, floods.
26 Water reaches the hotel foundation on Conrad Court next to the old 1885 bridge. Most of Elm Street is flooded. Backwater flooding on Town Run covers portions of South Street and affects home. Home on Brooklyn Drive adjacent to river floods.
23 Low spots on Brooklyn Drive, Elm Street, and River Street flood.
22 Water begins to cover low spots on Brooklyn Drive, Elm Street, and River Street.

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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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