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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tygart Valley River at Philippi are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.83 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 27.62 ft on 05/17/1996
(3) 26.92 ft on 02/09/1994
(4) 26.90 ft on 07/25/1912
(5) 26.70 ft on 10/29/1937
(6) 25.93 ft on 03/07/1967
(7) 25.00 ft on 02/04/1932
(8) 24.67 ft on 06/23/1972
(9) 24.30 ft on 02/03/1939
(10) 24.10 ft on 10/16/1954
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.91 ft on 05/07/2022 (P)
(2) 20.43 ft on 04/16/2018
(3) 20.16 ft on 04/16/2018
(4) 19.28 ft on 02/17/2018
(5) 22.65 ft on 03/05/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.10 ft on 09/29/1930
(2) 0.50 ft on 09/22/1932
(3) 0.70 ft on 09/25/1939
(4) 0.80 ft on 09/25/1936
(5) 0.92 ft on 09/09/1957
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31 Widespread major flooding of the entire town occurs.
25 Most areas along the river are flooded.
22 North High and Woods Streets are flooded. Stevens and North Walnut Streets are flooded. Also, a store is flooded near Stevens and North Walnuts Streets.
21 Chesnut and McCartney Streets flood. Vietnam Veterans Park is flooded just upstream from the covered bridge.
19 The intersection of US Route 119 and Truck Route 250 is flooded. Also, Sycamore Street and Beech Avenue are flooded.
(1) Philippi Wellhouse Gage
(2) Upstream View
(3) Downstream View
(4) At 18.5 to 19 feet, Sycamore Street floods.
(5) At 18.5 to 19 feet. Beech Avenue 'Dip' Floods.
(6) Intersection of Route 119 and Truck Route 250 at the 19 foot flood stage.
(7) At 21 feet, Chestnut and McCartney Streets flood.
(8) At 21 to 22 feet, North High and Woods Streets Flood.
(9) At 21 and 22 feet, Veterans Park, Store, Stevens and North Walnut.
(10) Areal View of Philippi
(11) Experimental Flood Map

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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