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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 estimated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 using the NGS VERTCON conversion program

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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) 13.17 ft on 07/08/2001
(4) 18.89 ft on 05/07/1984
(5) 16.64 ft on 01/29/1978
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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 Major flooding. County route 1 flooded and impassable. Some homes in ieager and along the river down to panther are flooded. Several secondary roads along the river are flooded and impassable.
25 County route 1 is flooded in several sections along the river from the litwar bridge down to panther. Several secondary roads along the river flood in several sections from ieager to litwar down to panther. Areas around a school near the river start to flood.
24 County route 1 is flooded in low areas along the river from the litwar bridge down to panther. Sections of apple blossom hill road is flooded us from highway bridge. Low areas along the river above to ieager and down to panther 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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