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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Sandy River at Grayson are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height estimated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 using the NGS VERTCON conversion program

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.57 ft on 03/02/1997
(2) 29.20 ft on 03/20/2002
(3) 28.99 ft on 12/09/1978
(4) 28.20 ft on 03/07/1967
(5) 27.95 ft on 03/01/2021
(6) 27.88 ft on 05/03/2010
(7) 27.53 ft on 09/22/1950
(8) 26.91 ft on 02/16/1989
(9) 26.25 ft on 02/01/1939
(10) 25.83 ft on 03/23/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.04 ft on 02/04/2022 (P)
(2) 27.95 ft on 03/01/2021
(3) 22.47 ft on 12/17/2019
(4) 21.36 ft on 02/24/2019
(5) 22.61 ft on 09/10/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.60 ft on 10/06/2007
(2) 3.60 ft on 07/28/1999
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27.5 Stages of 27 and a half feet and above can expect large amounts of property damage. Evacuation of homes and businesses will be required.
25 Affects homes upstream along river and a low section of Route 60 near the river gage. Backwater along streams and creeks draining into the river.
23 Low spots on Route 773 and Jackson Road along the river are flooded.
22 Affects the buildings next to river gage. Also, water starts to flow onto Route 773 and in the Dixie Park area just past I-64 bridge. State Route 1910 floods.
21 Mostly farmland, a few outbuildings, and low spots on roads along river in the vicinity of Grayson 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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