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Licking River at Falmouth Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Forecast: 2 ft 2:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 8:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 2:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 1.8 ft 8:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 1.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 8:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 2:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 1.7 ft 8:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 2:00PM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 8:00PM Jul 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM Jul 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00AM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 2:00PM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00PM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 2.2 ft 2:00AM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 8:00AM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 2:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 8:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 2:00AM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 8:00AM Jul 30, 2014FLMK2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:49AM Jul 25, 2014)Forecast (issued 10:10AM Jul 25)Flood Stage is 33 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Licking River at Falmouth are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:41
Moderate Flood Stage:37
Flood Stage:33
Action Stage:23

Historical Crests
(1) 51.80 ft on 03/02/1997
(2) 47.10 ft on 03/10/1964
(3) 41.60 ft on 04/14/1948
(4) 41.40 ft on 01/23/1937
(5) 40.80 ft on 01/01/1922
(6) 39.00 ft on 02/17/1989
(7) 38.00 ft on 01/27/1927
(8) 37.00 ft on 02/19/2000
(9) 37.00 ft on 03/20/1943
(10) 35.60 ft on 03/06/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 10/01/1987
(2) 0.10 ft on 07/01/1930
(3) 0.10 ft on 11/01/1953
(4) 0.30 ft on 10/01/1945
(5) 0.30 ft on 09/20/1955
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52 This is the flood of record. About 80 percent of the area of Falmouth is under high as 10 feet in some portions of the town. Much of US 27 and State Route 22 are under several feet of water. Butler Kentucky also incurs major flooding...with several other smaller low lying towns along the river flooded as well. Flooding along the Licking River also affects much of Campbell and Kenton Counties near the river.
50 Much of Falmouth is covered by 3 to 8 feet of water from the Licking River. Hardest hit areas are the low lying roads closest to the river. Major inundation of over 70 percent of Falmouth occurs. Many homes along Shelby and Riggs Streets are completely submerged...with both US 27 and Route 22 covered by high water.
48.5 This stage is approximately the FEMA 1 percent flood. Much of Falmouth is flooded. Shelby and Riggs streets are the most heavily impacted with 3 to 5 feet of water into homes and businesses. The downtown area also incurs flooding.
47 Major flooding impacts most of Falmouth. Numerous streets are covered with 2 feet of water. Major property damage to homes and businesses occur in much of Falmouth and Butler Kentucky.
45 Major flooding occurs in much of Falmouth and well as areas along the river in Pendleton...Campbell and Kenton Counties. Homes and businesses are flooded near the river and many streets are covered by over 2 feet of water.
43 Numerous streets in Falmouth are covered with water...and many low lying homes incur flooding.
42 Numerous homes in the northern portions of Falmouth near the river become flooded on the first level...and portions of Butler also incur major flooding. US 27 and portions of State Route 22 flood near the river...restricting access to and from Falmouth.
41 Much of Falmouth close to the river is flooded. Numerous low lying roads are flooded...with portions of US 27 covered with water.
38 Main Street begins to flood near the river...and flooding along Shelby Street and Highway 22 east of Falmouth worsens. Flooding also begins along Riggs Street.
37 Shelby Street begins to flood...and flooding of low lying streets near the river in Falmouth worsens. Flooding is worst along Highway 22 east of Falmouth.
36 Significant flooding occurs in Shoemakertown and Butler. Flooding begins along Montjoy and Second Streets in Falmouth.
34 Parts of Kentucky Route 22 east of the Falmouth business area begins to well as homes along Route 22 northeast of Shoemakertown.
33 Basement flooding begins along Water Street in well flooding beginning along a low area of route 22 East out of Falmouth. Lowland flooding can be expected in both Butler and Falmouth.
31 Flooding occurs in low lying areas of Butler well as some areas of Falmouth...mainly north of Shelby Street and low areas northeast of Falmouth near Routes 22 and 159. The only road impacted is Shelby street east of Falmouth...near Wagner Ferry Road.
28 Low lying areas along the river near Falmouth begin to flood...including backwater flooding along Shelby street east of Falmouth...near Wagner Ferry Road.
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Latitude: 38.677778° N, Longitude: 84.328056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 33 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 511.16 ft 539.16 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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