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Kentucky River at Ford Lock Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 11.6 ft at 8:30PM Aug 27, 2014Highest Observation: 11.6 ft at 8:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.59 ft at 9:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.58 ft at 9:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.57 ft at 9:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.56 ft at 9:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.56 ft at 10:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.55 ft at 10:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.55 ft at 10:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.54 ft at 10:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.52 ft at 11:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.52 ft at 11:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.52 ft at 11:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.51 ft at 11:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 11.5 ft at 12:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.5 ft at 12:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.49 ft at 12:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.48 ft at 12:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.48 ft at 1:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.48 ft at 1:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.47 ft at 1:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.47 ft at 1:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.46 ft at 2:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.45 ft at 2:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.44 ft at 2:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.44 ft at 2:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.44 ft at 3:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.42 ft at 3:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.43 ft at 3:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.42 ft at 3:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.41 ft at 4:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.41 ft at 4:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.41 ft at 4:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.38 ft at 5:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.38 ft at 5:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.37 ft at 5:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.37 ft at 6:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.37 ft at 6:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.35 ft at 6:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.35 ft at 6:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.34 ft at 7:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.35 ft at 7:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.34 ft at 7:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.33 ft at 7:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.33 ft at 8:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.32 ft at 8:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.32 ft at 8:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.31 ft at 8:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.31 ft at 9:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.3 ft at 9:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.29 ft at 10:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.28 ft at 10:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.28 ft at 10:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.28 ft at 10:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.26 ft at 11:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.25 ft at 11:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.25 ft at 12:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.25 ft at 12:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.24 ft at 12:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.23 ft at 12:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.23 ft at 1:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.22 ft at 1:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.22 ft at 1:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.22 ft at 1:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.19 ft at 2:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.19 ft at 2:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.2 ft at 2:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.2 ft at 2:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.2 ft at 3:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.19 ft at 3:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.19 ft at 3:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.18 ft at 3:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.18 ft at 4:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.18 ft at 4:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.17 ft at 4:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.16 ft at 4:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.16 ft at 5:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.16 ft at 5:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.15 ft at 5:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.16 ft at 5:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.15 ft at 6:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.11 ft at 6:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.13 ft at 6:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.13 ft at 6:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.12 ft at 7:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.12 ft at 7:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.11 ft at 7:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.11 ft at 7:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.11 ft at 8:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.1 ft at 8:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.1 ft at 8:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.09 ft at 8:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.09 ft at 9:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.08 ft at 9:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.08 ft at 9:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.07 ft at 9:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.06 ft at 10:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.06 ft at 10:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.05 ft at 10:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.05 ft at 10:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.04 ft at 11:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.04 ft at 11:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.04 ft at 11:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.02 ft at 11:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 11.02 ft at 12:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 11.02 ft at 12:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 11.01 ft at 12:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 11.01 ft at 12:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 11 ft at 1:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 11 ft at 1:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 11 ft at 1:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.99 ft at 1:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.99 ft at 2:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.98 ft at 2:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.98 ft at 2:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 2:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 3:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.96 ft at 3:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 3:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.96 ft at 3:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.96 ft at 4:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.95 ft at 4:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.95 ft at 4:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.94 ft at 4:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.94 ft at 5:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.93 ft at 5:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.92 ft at 5:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.92 ft at 5:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.92 ft at 6:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.91 ft at 6:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.91 ft at 6:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.91 ft at 6:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.89 ft at 7:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.9 ft at 7:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.9 ft at 7:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.89 ft at 7:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.88 ft at 8:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.88 ft at 8:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.88 ft at 8:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.87 ft at 8:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.87 ft at 9:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.86 ft at 9:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.86 ft at 9:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.86 ft at 9:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.85 ft at 10:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.85 ft at 10:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.85 ft at 10:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.85 ft at 10:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.84 ft at 11:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.84 ft at 11:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.84 ft at 11:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.83 ft at 11:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.83 ft at 12:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.83 ft at 12:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.82 ft at 12:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.82 ft at 12:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.81 ft at 1:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.81 ft at 1:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.81 ft at 1:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.8 ft at 1:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.8 ft at 2:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.81 ft at 2:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.79 ft at 2:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.8 ft at 2:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 3:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.78 ft at 3:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 4:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.78 ft at 4:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 4:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 6:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 6:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.75 ft at 6:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.74 ft at 6:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.71 ft at 7:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.73 ft at 7:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.73 ft at 7:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.71 ft at 7:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.72 ft at 8:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.71 ft at 8:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.71 ft at 8:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.71 ft at 8:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.71 ft at 9:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.71 ft at 9:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.7 ft at 9:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.7 ft at 9:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.69 ft at 10:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.69 ft at 10:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.69 ft at 10:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.69 ft at 10:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.68 ft at 11:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.68 ft at 11:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.68 ft at 11:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.67 ft at 11:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 10.67 ft at 12:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.67 ft at 12:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.67 ft at 12:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.66 ft at 12:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.66 ft at 1:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.65 ft at 1:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.65 ft at 1:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.65 ft at 1:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.65 ft at 2:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.65 ft at 2:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.64 ft at 2:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.65 ft at 2:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.64 ft at 3:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.64 ft at 3:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 3:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 3:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 4:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 4:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 4:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 4:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 5:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.63 ft at 5:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.62 ft at 5:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.62 ft at 5:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 6:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.62 ft at 6:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 6:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 6:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 7:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.62 ft at 7:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 7:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 7:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 9:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 9:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.61 ft at 9:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 9:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:45PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 1:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 1:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 1:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 1:45PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 2:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 2:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 2:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 2:45PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.6 ft at 3:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 3:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 3:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 3:45PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.58 ft at 4:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.58 ft at 4:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.58 ft at 4:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.58 ft at 4:45PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.58 ft at 5:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 5:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 5:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 5:45PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 6:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 6:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 6:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 6:45PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 7:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 7:15PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 7:30PM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 10.5 ft 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 10.5 ft 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 10.6 ft 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 10.7 ft 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 10.9 ft 2:00AM Sep 01, 2014Forecast: 11.4 ft 8:00AM Sep 01, 2014Forecast: 11.7 ft 2:00PM Sep 01, 2014Highest Forecast: 11.8 ft 8:00PM Sep 01, 2014Forecast: 11.5 ft 2:00AM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 11.3 ft 8:00AM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 11.1 ft 2:00PM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 10.9 ft 8:00PM Sep 02, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFODK2(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (8:20PM Aug 30, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 2:00PM Aug 30)Latest observed value: 10.56 ft at 7:30 PM EDT 30-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 26 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 Kentucky River at Ford Lock are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:40
Moderate Flood Stage:35
Flood Stage:26
Action Stage:24

Historical Crests
(1) 40.15 ft on 12/10/1978
(2) 36.07 ft on 03/01/1962
(3) 35.10 ft on 03/28/1913
(4) 34.80 ft on 02/05/1939
(5) 33.65 ft on 02/01/1957
(6) 33.60 ft on 12/20/1915
(7) 33.60 ft on 02/16/1948
(8) 33.48 ft on 05/10/1984
(9) 32.47 ft on 05/03/2010
(10) 32.41 ft on 02/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 8.20 ft on 10/25/1953
(2) 9.00 ft on 10/04/1939

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30 KY highway 388 floods. Some homes are threatened. More sections of Fort Boonesborough State Park flood.
26 Flooding occurs in low lying portions of Fort Boonesborough State Park.
Photos
(1) Looking at the dam from the right bank, stage 15.1 feet
(2) Looking upstream at dam, stage 15.1 feet
(3) Looking downstream at dam
(4) Park office building on left bank below dam
(5) Lockmaster homes on left bank
(6) Gage house
(7) Local resident living near gage house
(8) View of lock and dam from lockmaster house
(9) Site of Fort Boonesboro below dam on left bank
(10) Staff gage on left bank
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Latitude: 37.894722° N, Longitude: 84.262222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26 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 29 556.76 582.76 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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