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Green River (KY) at Rochester Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Forecast: 9.8 ft 2:00PM Jul 02, 2015Forecast: 10 ft 8:00PM Jul 02, 2015Forecast: 10.9 ft 2:00AM Jul 03, 2015Forecast: 11.9 ft 8:00AM Jul 03, 2015Forecast: 12.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 03, 2015Forecast: 13.4 ft 8:00PM Jul 03, 2015Forecast: 14 ft 2:00AM Jul 04, 2015Forecast: 14.5 ft 8:00AM Jul 04, 2015Forecast: 14.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 04, 2015Highest Forecast: 14.8 ft 8:00PM Jul 04, 2015Forecast: 14.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 05, 2015Forecast: 14.5 ft 8:00AM Jul 05, 2015Forecast: 14.1 ft 2:00PM Jul 05, 2015Forecast: 13.8 ft 8:00PM Jul 05, 2015Forecast: 13.6 ft 2:00AM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 13.4 ft 8:00AM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 13.3 ft 2:00PM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 13.1 ft 8:00PM Jul 06, 2015Forecast: 13 ft 2:00AM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 12.8 ft 8:00AM Jul 07, 2015National Weather ServiceRCHK2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:36PM Jul 2, 2015)Forecast (issued 10:32AM Jul 2)Flood Stage is 17 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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.

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NOTE: Forecasts for the Green River (KY) at Rochester 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: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 41.60 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 35.70 ft on 01/01/1913
(3) 31.18 ft on 03/05/1962
(4) 30.70 ft on 03/07/1997
(5) 29.90 ft on 05/12/1984
(6) 29.28 ft on 12/13/1978
(7) 29.20 ft on 02/19/1989
(8) 29.00 ft on 01/14/1950
(9) 28.60 ft on 05/07/2010
(10) 28.40 ft on 03/13/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.70 ft on 04/21/2015
(2) 22.20 ft on 03/17/2015
(3) 17.20 ft on 02/24/2015
(4) 17.00 ft on 05/01/2014
(5) 17.90 ft on 04/06/2014
(6) 20.60 ft on 02/09/2014
(7) 18.20 ft on 07/09/2013
(8) 17.80 ft on 05/01/2013
(9) 17.40 ft on 03/21/2013
(10) 18.60 ft on 01/16/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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30 Water approaches first floor of some homes in Rochester. Several county roads closed.
27 Rochester is cutoff.
26 KY 70 floods one mile north of Rochester.
25 KY 70 floods between Dunbar and South Hill. Water enters basements in some homes in along river in Rochester.
24 KY 1117 floods near Mining City.
17 Reeds and Rochester Ferries are shut down. KY 369 floods one mile north of Rochester.
(1) Looking Upstream from Ferry, Stage 8.9 Feet
(2) Looking Downstream from Ferry, Stage 8.9 Feet
(3) Lower Staff Gage Section
(4) Upper Staff Gage Section
(5) Ferry at Landing on Ohio County Side
(6) Road Leading to Ferry Landing
(7) Ferry Landing on Butler County Side
(8) Remains of Old Dam
(9) Upper Lock Wall near Remains of Dam
(10) Upper Lock Gate
(11) Lower Lock Gate
(12) Downstream from Lock
(13) Old Lock Master House
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Latitude: 37.216389° N, Longitude: 86.893889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft 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 29 372.6 ft 389.6 ft 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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