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Licking River at Blue Licks Spring Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 14.37 ft at 4:45AM Apr 30, 2015Highest Observation: 14.37 ft at 5:00AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.36 ft at 5:15AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.36 ft at 5:30AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.36 ft at 5:45AM Apr 30, 2015Highest Observation: 14.37 ft at 6:00AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.35 ft at 6:15AM Apr 30, 2015Highest Observation: 14.37 ft at 6:30AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.35 ft at 6:45AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.34 ft at 7:00AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:15AM Apr 30, 2015Highest Observation: 14.37 ft at 7:30AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.33 ft at 7:45AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.34 ft at 8:00AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.33 ft at 8:15AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.35 ft at 8:30AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.35 ft at 8:45AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.31 ft at 9:00AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.32 ft at 9:15AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.31 ft at 9:30AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.32 ft at 9:45AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.32 ft at 10:00AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.32 ft at 10:15AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.31 ft at 10:30AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:45AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.31 ft at 11:00AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.32 ft at 11:15AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.29 ft at 11:30AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.31 ft at 11:45AM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.3 ft at 12:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.31 ft at 12:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 12:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 1:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.29 ft at 1:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 1:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 1:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.3 ft at 2:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 2:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 2:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.24 ft at 2:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 3:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 3:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.3 ft at 3:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 3:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 4:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 4:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 4:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 4:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 5:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 5:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 5:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 5:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.29 ft at 6:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.29 ft at 6:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.29 ft at 6:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 6:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 7:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 7:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 7:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 8:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.28 ft at 8:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 8:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 8:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 9:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 9:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 9:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 10:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.24 ft at 10:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:00PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:15PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 11:30PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:45PM Apr 30, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 12:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 12:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.27 ft at 12:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.26 ft at 12:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.24 ft at 1:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.24 ft at 1:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 1:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.25 ft at 1:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 2:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 2:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.22 ft at 2:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 2:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.21 ft at 3:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.24 ft at 3:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.19 ft at 3:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.2 ft at 4:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 4:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.22 ft at 4:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.23 ft at 4:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.22 ft at 5:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.19 ft at 5:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.21 ft at 5:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.21 ft at 5:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.19 ft at 6:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.19 ft at 6:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.21 ft at 6:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.19 ft at 6:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.17 ft at 7:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.19 ft at 7:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.17 ft at 7:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.17 ft at 7:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.16 ft at 8:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.18 ft at 8:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.15 ft at 8:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.16 ft at 8:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.16 ft at 9:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.16 ft at 9:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.14 ft at 9:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.15 ft at 9:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.14 ft at 10:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 10:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.11 ft at 10:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 10:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.1 ft at 11:00AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 11:15AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.09 ft at 11:30AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 11:45AM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.12 ft at 12:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.07 ft at 12:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 12:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 12:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.05 ft at 1:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.02 ft at 1:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.03 ft at 1:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14.01 ft at 1:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 2:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 2:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 14 ft at 2:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.94 ft at 2:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 3:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.97 ft at 3:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.96 ft at 3:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.91 ft at 3:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.92 ft at 4:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 4:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.89 ft at 4:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.88 ft at 4:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.85 ft at 5:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.81 ft at 5:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.84 ft at 5:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.81 ft at 5:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.81 ft at 6:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.79 ft at 6:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.77 ft at 6:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.77 ft at 6:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.74 ft at 7:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.74 ft at 7:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.71 ft at 7:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.71 ft at 7:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.69 ft at 8:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.67 ft at 8:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.67 ft at 8:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.63 ft at 8:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.61 ft at 9:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.6 ft at 9:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.57 ft at 9:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.55 ft at 9:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.56 ft at 10:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.54 ft at 10:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.49 ft at 10:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.52 ft at 10:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.47 ft at 11:00PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.47 ft at 11:15PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.47 ft at 11:30PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.42 ft at 11:45PM May 01, 2015Observed: 13.42 ft at 12:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.42 ft at 12:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.39 ft at 12:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.38 ft at 12:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.38 ft at 1:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.32 ft at 1:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.35 ft at 1:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.31 ft at 1:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.31 ft at 2:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.27 ft at 2:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.27 ft at 2:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.28 ft at 2:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.24 ft at 3:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.24 ft at 3:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.22 ft at 3:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.2 ft at 3:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.2 ft at 4:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.19 ft at 4:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.19 ft at 4:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.16 ft at 4:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.16 ft at 5:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.11 ft at 5:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.12 ft at 5:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.11 ft at 5:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.13 ft at 6:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.09 ft at 6:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.11 ft at 6:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.09 ft at 6:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.09 ft at 7:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.08 ft at 7:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.05 ft at 7:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.07 ft at 7:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.08 ft at 8:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.05 ft at 8:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.05 ft at 8:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.06 ft at 8:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.03 ft at 9:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.05 ft at 9:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.04 ft at 9:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.02 ft at 9:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.06 ft at 10:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.04 ft at 10:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.02 ft at 10:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.05 ft at 10:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13 ft at 11:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.02 ft at 11:15AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.04 ft at 11:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.03 ft at 11:45AM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.04 ft at 12:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.09 ft at 12:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.06 ft at 12:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.08 ft at 12:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.09 ft at 1:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.08 ft at 1:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.1 ft at 1:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.09 ft at 1:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.09 ft at 2:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.1 ft at 2:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.13 ft at 2:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.12 ft at 2:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.11 ft at 3:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.14 ft at 3:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.14 ft at 3:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.14 ft at 3:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.15 ft at 4:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.19 ft at 4:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.17 ft at 4:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.17 ft at 4:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.19 ft at 5:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.19 ft at 5:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.19 ft at 5:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.22 ft at 5:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.23 ft at 6:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.26 ft at 6:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.26 ft at 6:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.28 ft at 6:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.3 ft at 7:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.26 ft at 7:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.29 ft at 7:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.31 ft at 7:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.3 ft at 8:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.31 ft at 8:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.31 ft at 8:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.32 ft at 8:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.32 ft at 9:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.35 ft at 9:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.35 ft at 9:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.39 ft at 9:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.39 ft at 10:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.4 ft at 10:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.43 ft at 10:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.42 ft at 10:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.41 ft at 11:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.44 ft at 11:15PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.45 ft at 11:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.45 ft at 11:45PM May 02, 2015Observed: 13.43 ft at 12:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.48 ft at 12:15AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.46 ft at 12:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.48 ft at 12:45AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.49 ft at 1:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.5 ft at 1:15AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.48 ft at 1:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.53 ft at 1:45AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.5 ft at 2:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.5 ft at 2:15AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.53 ft at 2:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.53 ft at 2:45AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.53 ft at 3:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.54 ft at 3:15AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.54 ft at 3:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.58 ft at 3:45AM May 03, 2015Observed: 13.56 ft at 4:00AM May 03, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBLSK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:35AM May 3, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 13.56 ft at 4:00 AM EDT 3-May-2015. 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) 32.82 ft on 04/06/2015 (P)
(2) 30.41 ft on 03/05/2015 (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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