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Ohio River at Clifty Creek Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 422.3 ft at 7:00AM Aug 21, 2014Highest Observation: 423.2 ft at 7:00AM Aug 22, 2014Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp.CLFI3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:19AM Aug 23, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 423.2 ft at 7:00 AM EDT 22-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 451 ft
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NOTE: Gauge readings received once daily during low-water and more frequently during high water.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Clifty Creek are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - at Markland Lower Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at McAlpine Upper
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:470
Moderate Flood Stage:457
Flood Stage:451
Action Stage:449

Historical Crests
(1) 475.90 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 464.30 ft on 02/15/1884
(3) 464.00 ft on 03/08/1945
(4) 463.20 ft on 03/12/1964
(5) 463.00 ft on 04/01/1913
(6) 462.40 ft on 01/05/1943
(7) 461.80 ft on 02/01/1883
(8) 460.90 ft on 03/07/1997
(9) 459.90 ft on 01/01/1907
(10) 459.60 ft on 01/01/1832
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 404.70 ft on 11/07/1892
(2) 408.50 ft on 07/12/1926

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475.9 Water reaches second story on Vaughn St. Most homes on First streets are flooded. Some business along First St. are flooded.
473 All of First St. in Madison is flooded and water enters homes on First Street. West end of Second St. is flooded. Water reaches State Highway 7. Many county roads on both sides are closed.
471 Flooding begins in Bethlehem IN.
470 Gas Co. in Madison is affected.
468 Other homes in the west end of Madison are flooded. IN 56 bridge over Clifty Creek is covered.
463 Almost all of Milton KY is flooded. Sewage plant in Madison is flooded.
459 IN 56 is closed at Clifty Creek Park entrance.
458 US 421 bridge entrance at Milton KY is closed. Water reaches State Highway 56 east of Clifty Creek Power Plant.
457 Water covers the west end of First St. Half of Milton KY is flooded. Entrance to Clifty Creek State Park is flooded.
453 Water floods Vaughn Drive in Madison in southwest. Water floods city campground in southeast. Water reaches State Highway 56 toward Vevay.
449 Lower parts of Milton KY flood. Public landing at Madison floods.
447 Road to Hanover Beach is closed.
446 Bottomland begins to flood.
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(1) Staff Gage at Power Plant
(2) Upstream End of Vaughn St. near City Campground
(3) High St. in Milton near Post Office
(4) Low Spot in Milton Park
(5) Flood Marks on Building in Milton on High St.
(6) Gravel Lot in Milton in Flood Plain
(7) Looking at Madison from Milton
(8) Looking at Milton from Madison
(9) Vaughn St. in Madison
(10) Downstream End of Vaughn St in Madison
(11) Parking Lot in Madison close to Bridge
(12) Panoramic Upstream
(13) Panoramic Downstream
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Latitude: 38.736667° N, Longitude: 85.418056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 451 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available 451 Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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