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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the New River at Radford are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.96 ft on 08/14/1940
(2) 24.10 ft on 11/07/1977
(3) 24.04 ft on 01/15/1995
(4) 23.83 ft on 10/12/2018
(5) 21.73 ft on 09/23/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.72 ft on 01/10/2024
(2) 8.81 ft on 05/30/2023
(3) 17.99 ft on 11/13/2020
(4) 21.71 ft on 05/22/2020
(5) 16.48 ft on 04/14/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.00 ft on 11/03/1904
(2) 1.08 ft on 08/27/1944
(3) 1.08 ft on 08/25/1944
(4) 1.12 ft on 02/22/1942
(5) 1.15 ft on 09/03/1945
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28 Green Hill Apartments parking lot floods and Radford University student apartment parking lots are affected.
25 Dedman Center at Radford University affected.
22 Water approaches the main road in Bissett Park.
20 Flooding along sections of Hazel Hollow road (State Route 626) on Pulaski County side of the river.
17 All of Dedman Center lower parking lots are flooded.
16 Significant flooding occures in Bissett Park.
14 Riverside parking lots are affected
12.5 Water begins to affect parts of Parrott River Road several miles downstream from Radford on left bank of the river.
(1) USGS gage house on LB just DS from Rte. 11 bridge into Radford; Date - 10/5/2007
(2) US LB w/staff gage - Dir. SW: 10/5/2007; Stage 1.65' (record low for date)
(3) US center channel - Dir. SW (Route 11 bridge visible): 10/5/2007; Stage 1.65'
(4) DS RB - Dir. ENE: 10/5/2007; Stage 1.65'
(5) DS Center channel & LB - Dir. NE: 10/5/2007; Stage 1.65'
(6) DS LB - Dir. NE: 10/5/2007
(7) Gage house - shoreward view; Dir. NW

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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) 10 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.

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