1762

1762 Jan 11?: "about 50 feet"

1763 Mar 11?: "about 50 or "possibly 57-58 feet

1772 Jun: "possibly 55 feet"

1778: flood in Pittsburgh

1784 Mar: No Information

1790 Feb: flood in Pittsburgh


1800

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1806 Apr 12: No Information

1808 Dec 25: "lower floor of Dr. Cotton's"

1810 Nov 11?: "pumpkin flood" 48.0 feet, at Wheeling

1813 Jan 3?: "the ice flood" about 43.8 feet

1815 Apr 1: "same as the ice flood" so 43.8 feet

1816 Feb 3?: 36.2 feet , at Wheeling

1817 Jun: "overflowing of lower grounds"

1817 Nov: "overflowing of lower grounds"

1818 spring: "about 1 ½ ft. shy of the April"

1832 Feb 16: 48.8 feet

1840 Feb  3?: 40.6 feet

1846 Mar 15: 28.2 feet, at Pittsburgh

1847 Feb 2: 30.1 feet at Pittsburgh

1847 Dec: 16 feet less than 1832; also listed at 44.0 feet

1848 Dec 22: 26.2 feet , at Pittsburgh


1850

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1851 Sep 30: 34.2 feet , at Pittsburgh

1852 Apr 22: 43.3 feet

1858 May 27: 29.2 feet , at Pittsburgh

1859 Apr 28: 25.2 feet , at Pittsburgh

1860 Apr 13: 44 feet

1861 Sep 30: 45 feet

1862 Apr 23: 36.3 feet

1865 Mar 19: 41.0 feet , at Wheeling

1873 Dec 15: 38 feet

1874 Jan 9: 38.2 feet

1878 Dec 12: 40.9 feet , at Wheeling

1881 Feb 13: "highest since 1861"

1881 Jun 21: 39.3 feet

1883 Feb 19: 43.8 feet

1884 Feb 9: 52.9 feet

1891 Jan 25: 44 feet

1891 Feb 20: 44.3 feet

1895 Jan 8: 36.6 feet

1897 Feb 25: 36.4 feet

1898 Mar 27: 48 feet


1900

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1901 Apr 23: 41 feet

1902 Mar 3: 39.3 feet

1903 Mar 3: 38.7 feet

1904 Jan 25:  41.7 feet

1904 Mar 5: 38.5 feet

1905 Mar 23: 40.5 feet

1907 Jan 21 : 38.8 feet

1907 Mar 16: 50.6 feet

1908 Feb 18: 40.6 feet

1908 Mar 21: 37.8 feet

1909 Feb 26: 35.9 feet

1910 Mar 4: 40.9 feet

1911 Feb 1: 35 feet

1912 Mar 24: 35 feet

1913 Jan 11: 41.3 feet

1913 Jan 13: 42.7 feet

1913 Mar 29: 58.7 feet = 627.14 ft. above sea level

1915 Feb 4: 40.6 feet

1916 Mar 30: 35.6 feet

1917 Mar 15: 36.5 feet

1920 Mar 15 : 24.7 feet

1921 Nov 29: 30.5+ feet

1922 Apr 14: 3.2, inches flash flood

1924 Jan 5: 35 feet

1924 Apr 1: 39.1 feet

1924 May 15: ABT 36.0 feet

1927 Jan 24: 44 feet

1927 Dec 16: 40.7 feet

1933 Mar 17: 41.0 feet , still old gauge*

1936 Feb 29: 35.0 feet , new gauge**

1936 Mar 20: 48.1 feet

1936 Mar 28: 40.4 feet

1937 Jan 27: 55 feet

1937 Apr 29: 40 feet

1937 Dec 19: 35.1 feet

1940 Mar 31: 35 feet

1940 Apr 22: 44.5 feet

1943 Jan 1: 48.8 feet

1945 Mar 8: 48.2 feet

1948 Apr 15: 47.1 feet

1949 Jan 29:  35.0 feet


1950

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1950 Dec 6: 38.9 feet

1952 Jan 29: 43.75 feet

1954 Oct 18: 37.55 feet

1955 Mar 7: 38.1 feet

1956 Mar 10: 36.3 feet

1959 Jan 24: 41.4 feet

1960 Apr 2: 35.1 feet

1963 Mar 7: 41 feet

1963 Mar 22: 38.3 feet

1964 Mar 12: 45.2 feet

1966 Feb 15: 39.2 feet

1967 Mar 8: 37.8 feet

1972 Feb 25: 37.3 feet

1972 Jun 26: 37.3 feet

1978 Dec 10: 35.4 feet

1979 Jan 2: 38.1 feet

1979 Feb 26: 40 feet

1985 Nov 29: 35.6 feet

1989 Apr 1: 36.1 feet

1990 Dec 20 : 36.1 feet

1991 Jan 1: 38.45 feet

1994 Jan 29: 39 feet

1996 Jan 21: 40.7 feet

1997 Mar 3: 34.6 feet , major flood downstream

1998 Jan 10: 35.5 feet

1998 Jun 29: 33.0 feet , major flood at Elba


2000

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2004 Jan 6: 38.2 feet

2004 Sep 18: 44.97 feet , hurricanes Frances/Ivan

2005 Jan 8: 41.1 feet , at gauge south of town

2008 Feb 8: 33.31 feet

2011 Mar 13: 37.34 feet

2015 Mar 16: 31.18 feet

2018 Feb 18: 37.94 feet

2018 Apr 5: 36.40 feet

 

 

*Old gauge elevation       565.20 ft. above sea level

**New gauge elevation      566.84 since 1936 Feb 29

Elevation at “the point”   567.12

Normal river level         582.00

New dam 1970

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