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Licking River at Blue Licks Spring Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:30PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:45PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:00PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:15PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:30PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:45PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:00PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:15PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:30PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:45PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:00PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:15PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:30PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:45PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:00PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:15PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:30PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:45PM Jul 26, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.12 ft at 2:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.12 ft at 2:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 3:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.14 ft at 3:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.15 ft at 3:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.16 ft at 3:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.16 ft at 4:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.17 ft at 4:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.18 ft at 4:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.18 ft at 4:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 5:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 5:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 5:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.2 ft at 5:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 6:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.2 ft at 6:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.2 ft at 6:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.2 ft at 6:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 7:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 7:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 7:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 7:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 8:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.18 ft at 8:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.18 ft at 8:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.17 ft at 8:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.17 ft at 9:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.16 ft at 9:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.16 ft at 9:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.15 ft at 9:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.15 ft at 10:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:00AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:15AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:30AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:45AM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 3:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 3:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 3:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 4:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 4:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 5:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 5:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 5:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 5:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 7:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 7:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.01 ft at 9:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 11:00PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:15PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:30PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:45PM Jul 27, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.08 ft at 4:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.11 ft at 5:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.12 ft at 6:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.13 ft at 7:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.14 ft at 7:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.15 ft at 7:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.15 ft at 7:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.18 ft at 8:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.18 ft at 8:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 9:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.18 ft at 9:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 9:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.19 ft at 9:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.2 ft at 10:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.22 ft at 11:00AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.23 ft at 11:15AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.24 ft at 11:30AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.25 ft at 11:45AM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.27 ft at 12:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.28 ft at 12:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.29 ft at 12:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.34 ft at 1:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.42 ft at 2:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.48 ft at 3:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.51 ft at 3:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.54 ft at 4:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.58 ft at 4:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.65 ft at 4:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.84 ft at 5:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.88 ft at 6:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 5.96 ft at 6:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6 ft at 6:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.04 ft at 7:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.08 ft at 7:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.12 ft at 7:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.15 ft at 7:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.2 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.24 ft at 8:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.29 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.35 ft at 8:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.42 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.64 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.8 ft at 9:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 6.99 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 7.49 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 7.75 ft at 10:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 8.05 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 11:15PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 8.6 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 8.87 ft at 11:45PM Jul 28, 2016Observed: 9.08 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 9.31 ft at 12:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 9.54 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 9.75 ft at 12:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 9.95 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 10.12 ft at 1:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 10.34 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 10.51 ft at 1:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 10.69 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 10.81 ft at 2:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.01 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.16 ft at 2:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.31 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.44 ft at 3:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.56 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.75 ft at 3:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.84 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 11.97 ft at 4:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.1 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.2 ft at 4:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.33 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.43 ft at 5:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.54 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.63 ft at 5:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.71 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.83 ft at 6:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.9 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 12.98 ft at 6:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.07 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.15 ft at 7:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.26 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.31 ft at 7:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.37 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.47 ft at 8:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.54 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.59 ft at 8:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.63 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.7 ft at 9:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.77 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.84 ft at 9:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.88 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 13.95 ft at 10:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.02 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.05 ft at 10:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.11 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.16 ft at 11:15AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.22 ft at 11:30AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:45AM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.3 ft at 12:00PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.38 ft at 12:15PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.42 ft at 12:30PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.46 ft at 12:45PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.49 ft at 1:00PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.56 ft at 1:15PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.62 ft at 1:30PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.67 ft at 1:45PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.71 ft at 2:00PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.75 ft at 2:15PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.82 ft at 2:30PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.83 ft at 2:45PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.88 ft at 3:00PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.91 ft at 3:15PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 14.98 ft at 3:30PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15 ft at 3:45PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.05 ft at 4:00PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.09 ft at 4:15PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.13 ft at 4:30PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.18 ft at 4:45PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:00PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.23 ft at 5:15PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.28 ft at 5:30PM Jul 29, 2016Observed: 15.32 ft at 5:45PM Jul 29, 2016Highest Observation: 15.38 ft at 6:00PM Jul 29, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBLSK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:20PM Jul 29, 2016)ObservedLatest observed value: 15.38 ft at 6:00 PM EDT 29-Jul-2016. Flood Stage is 25 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Licking River at Blue Licks Spring are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 42
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): 3.2

Historic Crests
(1) 47.60 ft on 03/03/1997
(2) 47.40 ft on 01/01/1937
(3) 45.00 ft on 04/13/1948
(4) 41.40 ft on 02/16/1989
(5) 41.20 ft on 03/10/1964
(6) 40.96 ft on 05/05/2010
(7) 40.20 ft on 02/03/1950
(8) 39.50 ft on 12/09/1978
(9) 39.45 ft on 03/02/1962
(10) 39.10 ft on 03/06/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.28 ft on 07/14/2015 (P)
(2) 32.82 ft on 04/06/2015 (P)
(3) 26.98 ft on 05/01/2014
(4) 26.92 ft on 02/07/2014
(5) 27.04 ft on 03/19/2013
(6) 25.36 ft on 05/04/2011
(7) 35.70 ft on 04/13/2011
(8) 40.96 ft on 05/05/2010
(9) 31.40 ft on 04/05/2008
(10) 25.15 ft on 03/29/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.31 ft on 01/01/1900
(2) 2.90 ft on 10/13/1943
(3) 2.94 ft on 10/14/1942
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47.6 All low areas in and near Blue Licks Spring are flooded.
45 Water reaches surface of old KY 68 bridge over the Licking River.
42 Homes in and near Blue Licks Spring have water in the first floor.
25 Cropland flooding begins.
Photos
(1) Looking Downstream from Old Bridge
(2) Looking Upstream from Old Bridge
(3) Old KY 68 Bridge (Closed)
(4) KY 68 Bridge
(5) Looking Upstream
(6) Looking Downstream with Old Bridge in Background
(7) Gage House
(8) Floodmark on Garage by Old Bridge
(9) Battlefield on Right Upstream Side
(10) Wireweight Gage
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Latitude: 38.420000° N, Longitude: 83.997500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 25 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 560.99 ft 585.99 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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