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
1786 Sep 20 "The Ohio raised 10 feet in 5 hours. I had to turn out the Company several times in the night to haul up the boats to prevent their being carried off by the flood. – I cannot conceive what was the occasion of the river rising So Suddenly. We have had no rain this ten days." Dec "16th A considerable number of boats came floating down the Ohio which was carried off by the flood – Some of them was very richly loaded." Joseph Buell journel
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

1866 Oct 4 "The rivers here have receeded so we can see what damage the flood done to the dams here. It has washed out about as much more as first broke out and nearly all the coffer dams they put in. It is a bad looking fleat?? and will take an immense amount of effort to repair it." Letter from SH Putnam to Abigail Mixer.
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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