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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 Williamson are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42.7
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 52.56 ft on 04/05/1977
(2) 44.94 ft on 05/08/1984
(3) 44.50 ft on 03/12/1963
(4) 43.60 ft on 01/30/1957
(5) 42.15 ft on 05/03/2002
(6) 42.00 ft on 07/29/1875
(7) 40.73 ft on 05/10/2009
(8) 40.70 ft on 03/07/1967
(9) 39.65 ft on 03/05/2015
(10) 39.40 ft on 03/02/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 28.14 ft on 01/02/2022 (P)
(2) 27.67 ft on 03/29/2021
(3) 39.40 ft on 03/02/2021
(4) 34.18 ft on 02/07/2020
(5) 35.93 ft on 02/11/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -15.00 ft on 01/01/1898
(2) -0.80 ft on 10/02/1908
(3) 1.29 ft on 08/19/1988
(4) 1.52 ft on 08/22/1987
(5) 1.75 ft on 09/26/1984
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63 The Flood wall will protect downtown Williamson up to 63 feet. Major flooding occurs outside the flood walls.
43 The Sycamore Inn, 2nd Avenue Bridge, Riverside School and both Armory Road flood gates are closed at 43 feet and above.
42.7 Many homes and business outside the flood walls are flooded in Williamson and South Williamson.
40 Between 40 and 42 feet, the upper flood gate at the Water Treatment Plant, across the rail lines and the Harvey Street Bridge flood gate are closed.
38 The South Williams flood gate is closed on Highway 292. Also, sections of Highway 292 outside the flood gate is flooded.
37 Several roads outside of Williamson and South Williamson are flooded and closed. The flood gate is closed at the South Williamson Flood Wall.
34 Water surrounds the water treatment plant in Williamson.
32 Water covers Fairview Addition Road (Old Route 52). More areas near the river outside the flood walls are flooded.
29.5 The railroad yard in Williamson is affected. Route 612 near Turkey Creek in South Williamson floods. Also, low areas next to the river outside the flood walls of Williamson West Virginia and South Williamson Kentucky are flooded.
28 The Water treatment plant flood gate in Williamson is closed.
27 Route 612 near Turkey Creek in South Williamson floods. Also, Both the Harvey and Vinson Street water pumps are engaged.

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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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