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Kentucky River at Ford Lock Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 1:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 1:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 1:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 2:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 2:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 4:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 4:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 4:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 5:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 5:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 5:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 6:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 6:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 6:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 8:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 8:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:00PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:15PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 11:30PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:45PM Sep 01, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 12:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 12:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 12:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 2:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 3:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 3:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 3:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 3:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 4:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 6:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 6:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 7:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 7:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 9:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:00AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:15AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 11:30AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 11:45AM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 1:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 3:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 3:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 3:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 4:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 5:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:15PM Sep 02, 2015Highest Observation: 9.7 ft at 5:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 5:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 6:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 6:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 7:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 8:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 9:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:00PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:15PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:30PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:45PM Sep 02, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 12:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 12:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 2:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 2:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 2:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 2:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 3:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 3:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 3:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 3:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 4:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.69 ft at 4:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 5:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 5:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 5:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 6:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 7:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 7:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 7:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 8:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 8:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 8:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 8:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 9:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 9:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 9:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 9:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 10:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 10:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 11:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 11:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 11:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 12:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 12:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 12:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 12:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 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9.66 ft at 8:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 8:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 8:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 9:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 9:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 9:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 9:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 10:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 10:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 10:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 10:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 11:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 11:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 11:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 11:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 12:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 12:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 12:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 12:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 1:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 1:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 1:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 1:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 2:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 2:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 2:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 2:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 3:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 3:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 3:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 3:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 4:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 4:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 4:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 4:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 5:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 5:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 5:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 5:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 6:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 6:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 6:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 6:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 7:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 7:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 7:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 7:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 8:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 8:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 8:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 8:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 9:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 9:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 9:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 9:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 10:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 10:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 10:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 10:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.64 ft at 11:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 11:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 11:30AM Sep 04, 2015Forecast: 9.6 ft 2:00PM Sep 04, 2015Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00PM Sep 04, 2015Forecast: 9.6 ft 2:00AM Sep 05, 2015Forecast: 9.6 ft 8:00AM Sep 05, 2015Forecast: 9.6 ft 2:00PM Sep 05, 2015Forecast: 9.6 ft 8:00PM Sep 05, 2015Forecast: 9.6 ft 2:00AM Sep 06, 2015Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00AM Sep 06, 2015Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00PM Sep 06, 2015Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00PM Sep 06, 2015Highest Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00AM Sep 07, 2015Forecast: 9.6 ft 8:00AM Sep 07, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFODK2(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (12:36PM Sep 4, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:15AM Sep 4)Latest observed value: 9.65 ft at 11:30 AM EDT 4-Sep-2015. 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): 0

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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