National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
...River Forecast Service Changes for the Mahoning River at
Leavittsburg Ohio Effective November 22, 2019.

Effective Friday November 22, 2019 the National Weather Service in
Cleveland will change the official flood stage at the Mahoning
River forecast point in Leavittsburg Ohio. The minor flood stage
will be raised from 10.0 feet to 12.0 feet, moderate flood stage
will be raised from 13.5 to 14.0 feet, and major flood stage will
remain 15.0 feet.

Flood Category

Current

New 11/22/19

Action

7

10

Minor

10

12.5

Moderate

13.5

14.0

Major

15.0

15.0

 

The National Weather Service routinely evaluates flood stages for
communities based on their risk. Changes in a watershed, both
natural and man made, can necessitate adjustments to these flood
stages. These adjustments will help ensure the best quality river
forecasts and resulting warnings to the Leavittsburg community.

The data and forecasts for this site can be found at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=cle&gage=leao1

Additional river forecasts can be found at:
water.weather.gov/ahps/

The data for these sites are provided by our partner the USGS.
Without this critical data forecasts and warnings would not be
possible. The USGS website is: http://OH.water.usgs.gov

For further information regarding this change please contact
Senior Service Hydrologist Sarah Jamison at
sarah.jamison@noaa.gov.