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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 Lloyd Greenup Lock are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum reference a local datum

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Portsmouth
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 62
Moderate Flood Stage: 56
Flood Stage: 54
Action Stage: 52
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 74.70 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 64.50 ft on 03/31/1913
(3) 64.00 ft on 02/12/1884
(4) 62.30 ft on 03/04/1997
(5) 61.70 ft on 03/09/1945
(6) 59.20 ft on 12/11/1978
(7) 59.19 ft on 02/28/1979
(8) 57.14 ft on 02/20/2018
(9) 56.80 ft on 03/13/2011
(10) 56.80 ft on 03/13/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 51.84 ft on 12/24/2018
(2) 57.14 ft on 02/20/2018
(3) 54.72 ft on 03/14/2015
(4) 54.80 ft on 03/07/2015
(5) 54.21 ft on 03/07/2015
(6) 50.01 ft on 02/03/2013
(7) 56.80 ft on 03/13/2011
(8) 56.80 ft on 03/13/2011
(9) 56.64 ft on 01/10/2005
(10) 56.40 ft on 01/09/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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74.7 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage is expected. Evacuation of homes and businesses will be required.
69 Highest ground in Greenup is flooded. Route 23 is closed.
68 Water enters 900f residental area of Greenup. CSX Railroad is closed in all parts of Greenup.
67 Berry Street in Greenup is flooded.
66 Womeck Cemetary is flooded.
65 Backwater flooding into Raccoon Creek begins.
64 CSX Railroad is closed on east side of Greenup.
62 Water enters Greenup High School.
56 Several low lying areas flooded and backwater affects on both sides of the river.
54 This will cause minor flooding of mainly low lying areas. Backwater flooding starts on both sides of the river.

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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
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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Normal upper pool elevations 515.0 feet m.s.l., upper pool length 61.8 miles to Robert C. Byrd Locks & Dam, normal upper pool surface area 11,200 acres, nominal lower pool elevation 485.0 feet m.s.l., (upper pool of Captain Anthony Meldahl Dam), normal lift 30.0 feet.
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