Ohio River crests well above flood stage, water beginning to recede

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - The Ohio River is beginning to recede Sunday morning, but it still remains above flood stage in many areas across the Ohio Valley. 

Officials remind residents in flood-prone areas to be cautious when returning to their homes and to keep an eye out for road closings. 

A list of recorded official crest times and water levels according to the National Weather Service can be found below. 

  • Ohio River at Pike Island Lock and Dam crested at 39.79 ft at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. 
  • Ohio River at Wheeling crested at 38.93 ft at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 18.
  • Ohio River at Moundsville crested at 40.7 ft at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 18. 
  • Ohio River at Hannibal Lock and Dam crested at 35.61 ft at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 18. 
  • Last recorded Ohio River level at Wellsburg was at 9:26 a.m. on Saturday, February 17 at 38 ft.

For current Ohio River levels, visit the National Weather Service website.

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