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Ohio River at Louisville Water Tower Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMLXK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:53PM Sep 22, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 44.66 ft at 10:00 AM EDT 22-Sep-2017.
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Gauge awaiting repair - automated readings are not available at this time.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Ohio River at Louisville Water Tower. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Upstream Gauge - at Clifty Creek Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at McAlpine Upper
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(1) Gage House with Microwave Gage
(2) Wireweight Gage
(3) Catwalk Leading to Gage
(4) Building in Front of Gage
(5) Looking Upstream from Gage
(6) Looking Downstream from Gage
(7) Louisville Skyline from Gage
(8) Water Tower Complex from River
(9) Water Tower Complex Showing 1937 Floodmark
(10) Shipyard on Indiana Side
(11) Arctic Springs Neighborhood on Indiana Side
(12) Water Tower Museum
(13) Water Tower Base
(14) Plaque on Water Tower Base
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Latitude: 38.281111° N, Longitude: 85.702222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 407.18 Not Available 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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The USGS link contains real-time velocity for the Ohio River at Louisville in feet/sec. To convert to MPH multiply by 0.68.
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Louisville, KY 40229
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