FLOOD CRESTS

MARIETTA, OHIO

 

1762 Jan 11?                     “about 50”

1763 Mar 11?                     “about 50” or “possibly 57-58”

1772 Jun                             “possibly 55”

1778                                     flood in Pittsburgh

1784 Mar

1790 Feb                             flood in Pittsburgh

1806 Apr 12

1808 Dec 25                        “lower floor of Dr. Cotton’s”

1810 Nov 11?                     “pumpkin flood” was 48.0 ft. at Wheeling

1813 Jan 3?                        “the ice flood” about 43.8

1815 Apr 1                          “same as the ice flood” so 43.8

1816 Feb 3?                       was 36.2 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

1840 Feb  3?                       40.6

1846 Mar 15                         was 28.2 at Pittsburgh

1847 Feb 2                         was 30.1 at Pittsburgh

1847 Dec                             16 ft. less than 1832; also listed at 44.0

1848 Dec 22                     was 26.2 at Pittsburgh

1851 Sep 30                     was 34.2 at Pittsburgh

1852 Apr 22                           43.3

1858 May 27                     was 29.2 at Pittsburgh

1859 Apr 28                     was 25.2 at Pittsburgh

1860 Apr 13                           44.0

1861 Sep 30                            45.0

1862 Apr 23                           36.3

1865 Mar 19                           41.0 at Wheeling

1873 Dec 15                            38.0

1874 Jan 9                               38.2

1878 Dec 12                            40.9 at Wheeling

1881 Feb 13                  “highest since 1861”

1881 Jun 21                            39.3

1883 Feb 19                            43.8

1884 Feb 9                              52.9

1891 Jan 25                             44.0

1891 Feb 20                            44.3

1895 Jan 8                               36.6

1897 Feb 25                            36.4

1898 Mar 27                           48.0

1901 Apr 23                           41.0

1902 Mar 3                             39.3

1903 Mar 3                             38.7

1904 Jan 25                             41.7

1904 Mar 5                             38.5

1905 Mar 23                           40.5

1907 Jan 21                             38.8

1907 Mar 16                           50.6

1908 Feb 18                            40.6

1908 Mar 21                           37.8

1909 Feb 26                            35.9

1910 Mar 4                             40.9

1911 Feb 1                              35.0

1912 Mar 24                           35.0

1913 Jan 11                             41.3

1913 Jan 13                             42.7

1913 Mar 29                           58.7 = 627.14 ft. above sea level

1915 Feb 4                              40.6

1916 Mar 30                           35.6

1917 Mar 15                           36.5

1920 Mar 15                           24.7

1921 Nov 29                           30.5+

1922 Apr 14                   3.2 inches flash flood

1924 Jan 5                               35.0

1924 Apr 1                             39.1

1924 May 15                          ca. 36.0

1927 Jan 24                             44.0

1927 Dec 16                            40.7

1933 Mar 17                           41.0 still old gauge*

1936 Feb 29                            35.0 new gauge**

1936 Mar 20                           48.1

1936 Mar 28                           40.4

1937 Jan 27                             55.0

1937 Apr 29                           40.0

1937 Dec 19                            35.1

1940 Mar 31                           35.0

1940 Apr 22                           44.5

1943 Jan 1                               48.8

1945 Mar 8                             48.2

1948 Apr 15                           47.1

1949 Jan 29                             35.0

1950 Dec 6                              38.9

1952 Jan 29                             43.75

1954 Oct 18                            37.55

1955 Mar 7                             38.1

1956 Mar 10                           36.3

1959 Jan 24                             41.4

1960 Apr 2                             35.1

1963 Mar 7                             41.0

1963 Mar 22                           38.3

1964 Mar 12                           45.2

1966 Feb 15                            39.2

1967 Mar 8                             37.8

1972 Feb 25                            37.3

1972 Jun 26                            37.3

1978 Dec 10                            35.4

1979 Jan 2                               38.1

1979 Feb 26                            40.0

1985 Nov 29                           35.6

1989 Apr 1                             36.1

1990 Dec 20                            36.1

1991 Jan 1                               38.45

1994 Jan 29                             39.0

1996 Jan 21                             40.7

1997 Mar 3                             34.6 major flood downstream

1998 Jan 10                             35.5

1998 Jun 29                            33.0 major flood at Elba

2004 Jan 6                               38.2

2004 Sep 18                            44.97 hurricanes Frances/Ivan

2005 Jan 8                               41.1 at gauge south of town

2011 Mar 12                             47.23 at pumphouse

 

*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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