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Kentucky River at Ford Lock Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.94 ft at 4:45PM Jul 18, 2017Highest Observation: 9.95 ft at 5:00PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 5:15PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 5:30PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 5:45PM Jul 18, 2017Highest Observation: 9.95 ft at 6:00PM Jul 18, 2017Highest Observation: 9.95 ft at 6:15PM Jul 18, 2017Highest Observation: 9.95 ft at 6:30PM Jul 18, 2017Highest Observation: 9.95 ft at 6:45PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 7:00PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 7:15PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 7:30PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 7:45PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 8:00PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 8:15PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 8:30PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 8:45PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 9:00PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 9:15PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.94 ft at 9:30PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 9:45PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 10:00PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 10:15PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 10:30PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 10:45PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 11:00PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 11:15PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 11:30PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 11:45PM Jul 18, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 12:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 12:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 12:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 12:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 1:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 1:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 1:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 1:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 2:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 2:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 2:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 2:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 3:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 3:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 3:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 3:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 4:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 4:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 4:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 4:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.9 ft at 5:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 5:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 5:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 5:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 6:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 6:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 6:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.89 ft at 6:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 7:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 7:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 7:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 7:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 8:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 8:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 8:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.88 ft at 8:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 9:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 9:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 9:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 9:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.85 ft at 10:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 10:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.85 ft at 10:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 10:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.85 ft at 11:00AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 11:15AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.87 ft at 11:30AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 11:45AM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 12:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 12:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 12:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 12:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.85 ft at 1:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 1:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 1:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.85 ft at 1:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.86 ft at 2:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 2:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.85 ft at 2:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 2:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 3:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 3:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.85 ft at 3:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 3:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 4:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 4:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 4:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 4:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 5:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 5:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 5:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 5:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 6:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 6:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 6:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 6:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 7:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.84 ft at 7:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.82 ft at 7:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.82 ft at 7:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 8:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 8:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 9:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 9:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 10:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 10:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 10:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 11:00PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 11:15PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 11:30PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 11:45PM Jul 19, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 12:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 12:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 12:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.81 ft at 12:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 2:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 2:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 2:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 2:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 3:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 3:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 3:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 3:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.8 ft at 4:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 4:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 4:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 4:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 5:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 5:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 5:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 5:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 6:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 6:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 6:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 6:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 7:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.79 ft at 7:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 7:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 7:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 8:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 8:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 8:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 8:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 9:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 9:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 9:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.78 ft at 9:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 10:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 10:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 10:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 10:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 11:00AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 11:15AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 11:30AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 11:45AM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 12:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 12:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 12:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 12:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 1:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 1:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 1:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 1:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 2:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 2:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 2:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 2:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 3:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 3:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 3:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 3:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 5:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.77 ft at 5:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 5:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 5:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 6:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 6:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 6:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 6:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 7:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 7:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 7:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 7:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 8:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 8:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 8:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.75 ft at 9:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 9:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 9:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 9:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 10:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 10:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 10:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 10:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 11:00PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 11:15PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 11:30PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 11:45PM Jul 20, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 12:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 12:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 12:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 12:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 1:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 1:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 1:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 1:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 2:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 2:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 2:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 2:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 3:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 3:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 3:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 3:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 4:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 4:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.74 ft at 4:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 4:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 5:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 5:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 5:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 5:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 6:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 6:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 6:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.73 ft at 6:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 7:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 7:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 7:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 7:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 8:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 8:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 8:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 8:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 9:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 9:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 9:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 9:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 10:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 10:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 10:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 10:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 11:15AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 11:30AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 11:45AM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 12:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 12:15PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 12:30PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 12:45PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.72 ft at 1:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 1:15PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 1:30PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 1:45PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 2:15PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 2:30PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.7 ft at 2:45PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 3:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.71 ft at 3:15PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:30PM Jul 21, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00PM Jul 21, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 22, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00AM Jul 22, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 22, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00PM Jul 22, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00AM Jul 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00PM Jul 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 24, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00AM Jul 24, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 24, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFODK2(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (4:38PM Jul 21, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 10:08AM Jul 21)Latest observed value: 9.69 ft at 3:30 PM EDT 21-Jul-2017. 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
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic 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.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.47 ft on 05/03/2010
(2) 26.29 ft on 06/02/2004
(3) 32.41 ft on 02/19/2003
(4) 28.08 ft on 03/21/2002
(5) 27.07 ft on 03/06/1997
(6) 26.28 ft on 03/12/1994
(7) 28.66 ft on 02/16/1989
(8) 33.48 ft on 05/10/1984
(9) 40.15 ft on 12/10/1978
(10) 30.30 ft on 03/16/1975
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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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