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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 Racine Lock are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum reference a local datum

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Upstream Gauge - at Belleville Lock Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 48
Moderate Flood Stage: 44
Flood Stage: 41
Action Stage: 38
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 50.23 ft on 09/20/2004
(2) 48.87 ft on 01/09/2005
(3) 48.20 ft on 02/27/1979
(4) 47.70 ft on 01/22/1996
(5) 47.69 ft on 02/19/2018
(6) 47.00 ft on 03/04/1997
(7) 46.90 ft on 01/30/1994
(8) 46.50 ft on 01/02/1991
(9) 46.10 ft on 03/13/2011
(10) 45.40 ft on 12/10/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.84 ft on 12/23/2018
(2) 42.40 ft on 04/06/2018
(3) 42.40 ft on 04/06/2018
(4) 47.69 ft on 02/19/2018
(5) 41.87 ft on 04/12/2015
(6) 39.58 ft on 03/13/2015
(7) 40.77 ft on 03/06/2015
(8) 46.10 ft on 03/13/2011
(9) 40.19 ft on 02/09/2008
(10) 42.20 ft on 01/14/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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48 The Town of Racine is flooded.
46 West Virginia Route 62 is flooded at Tombleson Creek at Larry's Locker. More areas along Ohio Route 124 from Minersville to Antiquity are flooded.
44 West Virginia Route 62 is flooded just below Racine Lock at West Creek. More areas along Ohio Route 124 are flooded.
42 Ohio Route 124 near Minersville is flooded.
41 Ohio State Route 124 at Antiquity starts to flood. Areas of Ravenswood are flooded upstream from Racine Lock.
Photos
(1) Lower Wellhouse
(2) Downstream View
(3) Upstream View
(4) Ohio route 124 at Antiquity floods at 41 feet.
(5) Ohio Route 124 at Bomans Run floods at 42 feet.
(6) WV route 62 at West Creek floods at 44 feet.
(7) WV route 62 at Tomblenson Run floods at 46 feet.
(8) The Town of Racine Ohio starts to flood at 48 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
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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Normal upper pool elevation 560.0' m.s.l., upper pool length 33.6 miles to Belleville Dam, normal upper pool surface area 5,300 acres, normal lower pool elevation 538.0' m.s.l., (upper pool of Robert C. Byrd), and normal lift 22.0
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