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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.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Kermit
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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): 0

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) 38.37 ft on 02/16/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.93 ft on 02/11/2018
(2) 39.65 ft on 03/05/2015
(3) 28.27 ft on 01/31/2013
(4) 40.73 ft on 05/10/2009
(5) 35.20 ft on 04/16/2007
(6) 29.05 ft on 11/20/2003
(7) 29.75 ft on 02/23/2003
(8) 38.37 ft on 02/16/2003
(9) 42.15 ft on 05/03/2002
(10) 33.46 ft on 05/16/1996
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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 Flood wall will protect downtown Williamson, WV below this stage.
42.7 Many homes and business outside the flood wall are flooded.
38 Highway 292 in Borderland, Kentucky 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.
35 Water surrounds the water treatment plant in Williamson.
32 Business section on Third Avenue at Harvey Street begins to flood.
31 Stores on Harvey Street and Second Avenue Railroad yard northwest of town starts to flood.
30 Water in first floor of municipal building-fire dept. on Harvey Street.
29.5 Railroad yard in Williamson, WV affected.
27 Route 612 near Turkey Creek in South Williamson floods. Water enters underpass on Harvey Street between Third Avenue and railroad tracks in Williamson. Also, pumping starts at South Williamson.

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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)
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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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