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South Fork Licking River at Cynthiana Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 5.01 ft at 4:00PM Aug 27, 2015Highest Observation: 5.01 ft at 4:15PM Aug 27, 2015Highest Observation: 5.01 ft at 4:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 4:45PM Aug 27, 2015Highest Observation: 5.01 ft at 5:00PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 5:15PM Aug 27, 2015Highest Observation: 5.01 ft at 5:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 5:45PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 6:00PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 6:15PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 6:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 6:45PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 7:00PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 7:15PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 7:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 7:45PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 8:00PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 8:15PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 8:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 8:45PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:00PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:15PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:45PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:00PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:15PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:45PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:00PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:15PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:30PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:45PM Aug 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 2:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 4:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 4:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 4:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 4:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 11:00AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:15AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:30AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 11:45AM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:00PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:15PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:30PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:45PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:00PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:15PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:30PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:45PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:00PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:15PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:30PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:45PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:00PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:15PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:30PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:45PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:00PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 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at 10:30PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:45PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:00PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:15PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:30PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:45PM Aug 28, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:45AM Aug 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ft at 11:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 12:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 12:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 12:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 12:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 12:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 2:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:30PM Aug 30, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCYNK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:50PM Aug 30, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.93 ft at 2:30 PM EDT 30-Aug-2015. Flood Stage is 20 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 South Fork Licking River at Cynthiana 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: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 28.53 ft on 03/03/1997
(2) 23.32 ft on 04/13/1948
(3) 23.02 ft on 02/16/1989
(4) 22.99 ft on 12/10/1978
(5) 22.98 ft on 04/05/2015 (P)
(6) 22.60 ft on 01/24/1922
(7) 22.59 ft on 03/05/1964
(8) 22.30 ft on 12/07/1919
(9) 21.98 ft on 04/13/2011
(10) 21.92 ft on 05/04/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.98 ft on 04/05/2015 (P)
(2) 21.98 ft on 04/13/2011
(3) 21.92 ft on 05/04/2010
(4) 20.11 ft on 04/05/2008
(5) 20.50 ft on 03/20/2002
(6) 20.43 ft on 02/19/2000
(7) 28.53 ft on 03/03/1997
(8) 20.00 ft on 12/19/1995
(9) 21.20 ft on 05/19/1995
(10) 23.02 ft on 02/16/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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28.5 Much of western and a large part of southern Cynthiana is flooded. Water is 3 feet deep in western business district. KY 356 bridge is closed.
27 KY 356 bridge floods.
26 A large section of US 27 is closed one quater mile north of town. Town is cutoff.
25 Approaches to KY 356 bridge are flooded.
24 Water enters some businesses. Sections of US 62, US 27, KY 36 south and west of town flood.
23 Some homes on west side of town flood.
22 Intersections of Pearl and Locust, Poplar and Penn, and Poplar and Cromwell Alley flood. KY 36 (Pleasant Street) between Locust and W. Pike flood. KY 983 before Infirmary Road floods.
20 A large section of city park floods. Water begins to back up in some streets in west side of town.
19 Several roads are closed outside of city limits.
16 River Road is blocked. Riverside park floods.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
(3) The Gage House
(4) The Wire Weight Gage
(5) The Bridge
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Latitude: 38.390833° N, Longitude: 84.303056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 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 29 688.52 ft 708.52 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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