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Barren River at Barren River Lake Pool (ft)Highest Observation: 552.16 ft at 1:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.15 ft at 1:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.15 ft at 1:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.15 ft at 2:00AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.14 ft at 2:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.13 ft at 2:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.13 ft at 2:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.13 ft at 3:00AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.12 ft at 3:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.11 ft at 3:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.11 ft at 3:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.11 ft at 4:00AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.1 ft at 4:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.09 ft at 4:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.09 ft at 4:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.09 ft at 5:00AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.08 ft at 5:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.07 ft at 5:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.07 ft at 5:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.07 ft at 6:00AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.06 ft at 6:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.05 ft at 6:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 9:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 10:00AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 10:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 10:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 10:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 11:00AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 11:15AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 11:30AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 11:45AM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 12:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 12:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 12:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 12:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 1:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 1:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 1:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 1:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 2:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 2:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 2:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 2:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 3:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 3:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 3:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 4:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 4:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 4:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 7:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 8:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 8:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 8:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 8:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 9:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 9:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 9:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 9:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 10:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 10:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 10:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 10:45PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 11:00PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 11:15PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 11:30PM Sep 18, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 12:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 1:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 1:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 1:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 1:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 2:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 2:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 2:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 2:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 3:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 4:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 4:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 4:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 5:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 6:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 6:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 6:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 6:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 7:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 7:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 7:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 8:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 9:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 9:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 9:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 9:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 10:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 10:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 10:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 10:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 11:00AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 11:15AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 11:30AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 11:45AM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 12:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 12:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552.01 ft at 12:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 12:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 1:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552.02 ft at 1:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 1:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 1:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 2:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 552 ft at 2:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 2:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 2:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 3:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 4:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 4:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 4:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 4:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 5:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 5:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 5:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 5:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 6:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 6:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.99 ft at 6:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 6:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 7:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 7:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 7:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 7:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 8:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 8:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 8:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 8:45PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.98 ft at 9:00PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 9:15PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 9:30PM Sep 19, 2017Observed: 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2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 5:45AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 6:00AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 6:15AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 6:30AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 6:45AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 7:00AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 7:15AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 7:30AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 7:45AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 8:00AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 8:15AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 8:30AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.97 ft at 8:45AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 9:00AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 9:15AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 9:30AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 10:45AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 11:00AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 11:15AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 11:30AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 11:45AM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 12:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 12:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 12:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 12:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.96 ft at 1:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 1:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 1:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 2:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 3:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 3:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 3:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 3:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 4:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 4:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 4:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 4:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 5:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 5:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 5:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 5:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 6:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 6:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 6:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 6:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 7:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 7:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 7:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 7:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 8:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 8:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 8:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 8:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 9:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 9:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 9:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 9:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 10:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 10:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 10:30PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 10:45PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 11:00PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 11:15PM Sep 20, 2017Observed: 551.95 ft at 11:30PM Sep 20, 2017Highest Forecast: 552 ft 8:00AM Sep 21, 2017Highest Forecast: 552 ft 8:00AM Sep 22, 2017Forecast: 551.9 ft 8:00AM Sep 23, 2017US Army Corps of EngineersBRRK2(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (1:07AM Sep 21, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 5:36AM Sep 20)Latest observed value: 551.95 ft at 11:30 PM EDT 20-Sep-2017. Flood Stage is 590 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: The future pool levels are furnished by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Barren River at Barren River Lake are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 596
Moderate Flood Stage: 590
Flood Stage: 590
Action Stage: 588
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 583.00 ft on 03/08/1989
(2) 582.00 ft on 05/24/1983
(3) 580.80 ft on 04/18/1994
(4) 579.40 ft on 05/11/1984
(5) 579.00 ft on 01/09/1979
(6) 578.90 ft on 12/01/1978
(7) 577.90 ft on 05/06/2011
(8) 575.80 ft on 04/01/1975
(9) 572.40 ft on 03/22/1997
(10) 571.10 ft on 06/01/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 564.70 ft on 04/22/2015
(2) 564.40 ft on 05/12/2013
(3) 577.90 ft on 05/06/2011
(4) 563.40 ft on 05/12/2009
(5) 564.20 ft on 04/14/2008
(6) 561.40 ft on 06/20/2003
(7) 564.60 ft on 06/17/1998
(8) 572.40 ft on 03/22/1997
(9) 563.60 ft on 05/22/1995
(10) 580.80 ft on 04/18/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 522.33 ft on 11/24/1986
(2) 522.72 ft on 01/03/1987
(3) 522.93 ft on 01/20/1983

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618 Top of dam.
590 Flood pool, spillway elevation.
583 Record elevation on 03/08/1989
573 Quarry Road access road and upper parking lot flood, Bailey's Point access road floods.
572 State Park upper parking lot and boat ramp flood.
568 Browns Ford parking lot floods.
565 Bailey's Point camp loop road floods, some sites unusable.
564 State Park golf course floods.
561 Walnut Creek Marina parking lot floods.
560 Access road to Girl Scout Camp floods.
557 Bailey's Point ramp and Quarry Road parking lot floods.
554 State Park beach closes.
552 Summer Pool.
547 State Park and Quarry Road swim areas dry.
536 Browns Ford ramp unusable.
531 Beaver Creek ramp unusable.
530 Walnut Creek ramp unusable.
525 Winter Pool.
Photos
(1) Intake tower
(2) Right bank of lake
(3) Dam road
(4) Looking downstream from dam road
(5) Looking at dam from tailwater
(6) Tailwater chute
(7) Looking downstream from tailwater
(8) Spillway
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Latitude: 36.891944° N, Longitude: 86.124167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 590 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 Not Available 590 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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