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Cumberland River at Lake Cumberland Pool (ft)Highest Observation: 707.3 ft at 6:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 706.9 ft at 6:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 706.5 ft at 6:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 706 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 705.5 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 705.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 704.6 ft 6:00AM Nov 28, 2014Forecast: 704 ft 6:00AM Nov 29, 2014Corps of EngineersWLCK2(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (3:20AM Nov 27, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:00PM Nov 26)Latest observed value: 705.5 ft at 6:00 AM CST 26-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 760 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cumberland River at Lake Cumberland are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 760
Moderate Flood Stage: 760
Flood Stage: 760
Action Stage: 730
Low Stage (in feet): 0

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760 Top of flood control pool.
723 Top of power pool, spillway crest elevation.
680 Temporary pool during repairs.
673 Bottom of power pool.
(1) Looking at Bridge and Headwater of Dam
(2) Right Side of Dam
(3) US 127 Bridge Leading to Dam
(4) Inside Power House
(5) Tailwater Gates and Left Side of Dam
(6) Another View of Gates
(7) Middle Section of Dam from Lake Side
(8) Portion of Dam
(9) Power House
(10) Tailwater Area from Top of Dam
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Latitude: 36.833333° N, Longitude: 85.133333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 760 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available 760 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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