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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 Point Pleasant are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 48
Moderate Flood Stage: 44
Flood Stage: 40
Action Stage: 38
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 62.80 ft on 03/30/1913
(2) 62.70 ft on 01/27/1937
(3) 60.70 ft on 02/11/1884
(4) 55.00 ft on 04/16/1948
(5) 54.80 ft on 03/18/1907
(6) 54.70 ft on 01/02/1943
(7) 54.40 ft on 03/22/1936
(8) 54.38 ft on 01/01/1943
(9) 53.00 ft on 04/24/1901
(10) 52.78 ft on 03/09/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 41.70 ft on 05/09/2022 (P)
(2) 40.86 ft on 02/27/2022 (P)
(3) 46.23 ft on 03/03/2021
(4) 43.75 ft on 02/14/2020
(5) 40.43 ft on 02/25/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 10/09/1914
(2) 0.00 ft on 08/01/1911
(3) 22.52 ft on 09/10/1956
(4) 22.70 ft on 06/28/1940
(5) 22.83 ft on 12/01/1963
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60 Most of the entire river valley from one-half to one mile back from the river is flooded.
59.5 Turkey Run Road in Ohio is flooded.
56 The Gallipolis Water Works is affected.
55 The railroad tracks at Crooked Creek are flooded.
51 Route 35 at the bridge over Crooked Creek is flooded.
50.6 Routes 2 and 62 near the flood wall gate start to flood.
50.5 The towns of Leon and Grimms Landing experience water problems.
50 The railroad north and south of Point Pleasant is flooded. Route 62, near Wye and Three Mile Creek just north of Point Pleasant, is flooded.
49 Roush Lane Road in Ohio is flooded and closed.
48 The Route 62 gate at the Point Pleasant flood wall is closed. The railroad tracks 8 miles east of Point Pleasant are inundated.
47.7 Ohio Route 7 at Leading Creek is flooded.
47 The railroad tracks opposite Point Pleasant are flooded. Most sections of Henderson start to flood. Huntington Road at Mud Run Road starts to flood.
46 Route 35, 10 miles east of Point Pleasant is flooded. Locust Road in Henderson is flooded.
45.2 Route 2 below Henderson and Salt Creek is flooded.
45 West Virginia Routes 2 and 17 south of Point Pleasant are flooded.
44.3 Old Route 35 above Henderson is flooded.
44 Homes at the end of 2nd Street outside the flood wall in Point Pleasant are flooded. Little Kyger Gravel Hill Road at Kyger Creek is flooded.
43.8 Water crosses Route 21 and 6 at Eight Mile Creek above Ambrosia.
43.75 Route 30 and 62 near Rockcastle Creek, and Ambrosia is flooded.
43.5 Route 33 at West Creek and Brinker Run between Vanadium and Letart is flooded. Sand Hill Road near Letart is flooded.
43 Ohio Route 7 at Kyger Creek and Addison is flooded.
42 The Little Kyger Road in Ohio is flooded.
41 The Addison, Blaville Road in Ohio is flooded and low lying areas surrounding Point Pleasant and vicinity are flooded due to backwater.
40 Low-lying areas surrounding Point Pleasant and vicinity are flooded due to backwater. Also, the ampitheater lower pier is flooded and half way up the steps. Salt Creek Road, Hannan Trace Road, Huntington Road at Boggs Run Road and Mason Eighty Road 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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