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Ohio River at Cannelton Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 16.37 ft at 5:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.48 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.52 ft at 5:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.57 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.59 ft at 6:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.62 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.63 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.72 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.66 ft at 7:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.68 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.72 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.76 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.76 ft at 8:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.81 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.77 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.78 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.78 ft at 9:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.82 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.82 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.84 ft at 10:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.84 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.86 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 11:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.84 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.84 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.84 ft at 12:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.86 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.87 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.9 ft at 1:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.88 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.93 ft at 2:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.9 ft at 2:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.9 ft at 3:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.9 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.93 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.93 ft at 4:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.94 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.93 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.94 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.94 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.94 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.94 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.94 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 9:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 9:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 10:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17.04 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.05 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 17.08 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.04 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.97 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.05 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.05 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.04 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.06 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17.05 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.96 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.81 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.78 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.74 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.77 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.68 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.68 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.65 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.63 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.6 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.57 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.57 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.54 ft at 8:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.52 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.49 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.48 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.32 ft at 9:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.3 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.22 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.18 ft at 10:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.2 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.13 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.1 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 11:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.07 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.04 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 16.02 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 12:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 1:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 2:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.83 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.81 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.78 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 3:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.81 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 4:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 4:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.65 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.65 ft at 5:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 5:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 6:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.5 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.48 ft at 6:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.46 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.45 ft at 7:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.46 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.42 ft at 7:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.42 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.4 ft at 8:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.38 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.24 ft at 8:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.1 ft at 9:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.06 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 9:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.98 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.97 ft at 10:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.97 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 10:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.81 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.73 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.83 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.86 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.65 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.59 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.59 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.56 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.51 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.46 ft at 1:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.46 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.43 ft at 1:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.43 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.39 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.37 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.34 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.34 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.32 ft at 3:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.33 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.3 ft at 3:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 14.26 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 14.3 ft 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Forecast: 13.9 ft 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 13.6 ft 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 13.5 ft 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 13.4 ft 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 13.4 ft 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 13.3 ft 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 12.9 ft 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 12.8 ft 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 12.6 ft 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 12.5 ft 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 12.4 ft 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 12.3 ft 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 12.2 ft 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 12.2 ft 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 12.1 ft 8:00PM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 12.1 ft 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 12.1 ft 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014USACE - US Army Corps of EngineersCNNI3(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (5:05PM Oct 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:23AM Oct 20)Latest observed value: 14.26 ft at 4:00 PM EDT 20-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 42 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 Ohio River at Cannelton Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:50
Moderate Flood Stage:46
Flood Stage:42
Action Stage:40

Historical Crests
(1) 60.80 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 54.40 ft on 03/08/1945
(3) 53.90 ft on 03/08/1964
(4) 53.80 ft on 04/01/1913
(5) 52.42 ft on 03/08/1997
(6) 51.30 ft on 04/20/1948
(7) 49.30 ft on 04/28/2011
(8) 49.08 ft on 12/15/1978
(9) 48.90 ft on 03/24/1943
(10) 48.80 ft on 03/06/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 9.00 ft on 09/16/1985

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63 Water reaches top of the levee at Hawesville KY. Large sections of highways 66 and 60 are closed.
51 Locks are closed. Large sections large of highway 66 flood. Highway 60 floods between Cloverport and Hawesville.
42 Agricultural flooding begins near Cloverport and Cannelton. Highway 66 floods near Derby and Dexter. Rocky Point Girl Scout camp is affected.
39 Highway 66 floods near Derby - Dexter area.
Photos
(1) Gauge House
(2) Lower Staff Gauge
(3) Precipitation Gauges
(4) Lock Office
(5) Looking Upstream
(6) Tainter Gates from Pool
(7) Tainter Gates from Tailwater
(8) Closeup of Tainter Gate From Tailwater
(9) Upper Gate From Pool
(10) Upper Gate From Chamber
(11) Lock Chamber
(12) KY Shore
(13) Lower Gate
(14) Looking Downstream
(15) Incoming Barge
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Latitude: 37.899444° N, Longitude: 86.705556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 42 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 29 347.33 389.33 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 348 ft 390 ft Ohio River Datum 1913

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