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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tug Fork River at Litwar are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.37 ft on 04/04/1977
(2) 24.50 ft on 05/03/2002
(3) 21.60 ft on 01/29/1957
(4) 20.87 ft on 02/06/2020
(5) 19.00 ft on 03/25/1935
(6) 18.89 ft on 05/07/1984
(7) 17.89 ft on 03/15/1963
(8) 16.64 ft on 01/29/1978
(9) 15.90 ft on 04/01/1935
(10) 14.90 ft on 03/06/1955
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.87 ft on 02/06/2020
(2) 24.50 ft on 05/03/2002
(3) 18.89 ft on 05/07/1984
(4) 16.64 ft on 01/29/1978
(5) 27.37 ft on 04/04/1977
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.73 ft on 10/15/1986
(2) 0.76 ft on 01/18/1966
(3) 0.80 ft on 09/17/1965
(4) 0.82 ft on 10/17/1985
(5) 0.87 ft on 11/04/1979
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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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27 Most of County Route 1 floods and several secondary roads along the river flood. Some homes along the river from Ieager to Panther flood.
25 County Route 1 floods in several sections along the river from the Litwar bridge down to Panther. Secondary roads along the river flood from Ieager to Panther flood in several sections. Areas around a school near the river flood.
24 Low sections of County Route 1 near the river flood from the Litwar bridge down to Panther. Sections of Apple Blossom Hill Road floods. Low areas along the river from Ieager to Panther flood.
Photos
(1) Upstream view
(2) Downstream view
(3) View of radar gauge
(4) Low spots in WV Route 1 (Panther Road) flood at 24 feet
(5) Railroad tracks near the gauge flood at 35 feet

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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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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