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Green River (KY) at Brownsville Stage (ft)Highest Forecast: 14.8 ft 8:00AM May 30, 2017Forecast: 14.1 ft 2:00PM May 30, 2017Forecast: 13.3 ft 8:00PM May 30, 2017Forecast: 12.8 ft 2:00AM May 31, 2017Forecast: 12.4 ft 8:00AM May 31, 2017Forecast: 12.1 ft 2:00PM May 31, 2017Forecast: 11.9 ft 8:00PM May 31, 2017Forecast: 11.7 ft 2:00AM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 11.6 ft 8:00AM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 11.5 ft 2:00PM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 11.4 ft 8:00PM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 11.3 ft 2:00AM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 11.2 ft 8:00AM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 11.1 ft 2:00PM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 11.1 ft 8:00PM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 11 ft 2:00AM Jun 03, 2017Forecast: 10.9 ft 8:00AM Jun 03, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBRNK2 Graph Created (7:07AM May 30, 2017)Forecast (issued 11:11AM May 29)Flood Stage is 18 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Green River (KY) at Brownsville 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: 41
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.94 ft on 01/24/1937
(2) 42.80 ft on 01/10/1913
(3) 41.85 ft on 03/02/1962
(4) 38.00 ft on 05/09/1984
(5) 37.50 ft on 05/05/2010
(6) 37.26 ft on 12/11/1978
(7) 37.15 ft on 03/25/1952
(8) 36.70 ft on 03/29/1913
(9) 35.60 ft on 01/04/1919
(10) 34.30 ft on 01/24/1927
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.95 ft on 04/17/2015 (P)
(2) 23.48 ft on 03/07/2015 (P)
(3) 21.84 ft on 02/07/2014
(4) 21.02 ft on 07/08/2013
(5) 18.41 ft on 03/20/2013
(6) 20.78 ft on 12/01/2011
(7) 20.26 ft on 04/29/2011
(8) 24.83 ft on 04/14/2011
(9) 18.49 ft on 03/02/2011
(10) 20.58 ft on 02/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.10 ft on 09/10/1919
(2) 6.40 ft on 09/22/1917
(3) 6.50 ft on 07/17/1921
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44.9 Water is 10 to 20 feet deep in the flood plain.
40.5 Water reaches the first floor of homes in flood plain.
34 All of bottomland is flooded.
32 A few houses in bottomland flooded. Edmonson County Water District water plant floods.
30 Water reaches Green River Ferry parking lot.
25 Road leading from old lock reservation to main highway floods. Emo Meredith City Park floods.
21 Mammoth Cave and Green River ferries close.
18 River begins to overflow the lock walls. Secondary roads and islands upstream of Green River Ferry flood.
(1) Dam from downstream
(2) Staff gage on upper lock wall
(3) Upper lock gate
(4) Staff gage on gage house
(5) Staff gage on lower lock wall
(6) Lower lock chamber
(7) Gage house
(8) Emo Meredith Park
(9) Looking downstream from lower lock
(10) Looking downstream from gage house
(11) Looking upstream from gage house
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Latitude: 37.206944° N, Longitude: 86.261111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 413.03 ft 431.03 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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Due to the removal of old dam #6, river readings were moved to a new gage down stream. Forecasts for this location CANNOT be used at the new gage. This gage will be discontinued at the end of May.
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