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Kaskaskia River below Carlyle Dam Tailwater Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 419.19 ft at 5:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 5:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 6:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 6:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 7:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 7:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 8:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 8:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 9:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 9:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 10:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 10:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 11:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 11:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 11:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 12:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 419.21 ft at 12:45AM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 419.21 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 419.21 ft at 1:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 1:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 2:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 2:45AM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 419.21 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 419.21 ft at 3:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 3:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 3:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 4:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 4:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 5:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 5:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 6:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 6:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 7:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 7:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.2 ft at 8:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 8:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 8:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 9:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 9:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 9:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 9:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 10:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 10:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 10:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 10:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.19 ft at 11:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 11:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 11:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 11:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 12:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 12:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 12:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 12:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.18 ft at 1:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 1:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 1:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 1:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 2:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 2:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 2:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 2:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 3:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 3:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 3:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 4:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 4:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 4:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 4:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 5:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 5:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 5:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 5:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 6:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 6:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 6:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 6:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 7:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 7:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 7:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 7:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 8:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 8:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 8:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 8:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 9:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.17 ft at 9:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 9:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 9:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 10:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 10:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 10:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 10:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 11:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 11:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 11:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 11:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 12:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 12:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.16 ft at 12:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 12:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 1:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 1:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 1:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 1:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 2:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 2:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 2:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 2:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 3:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 3:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 3:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 3:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 4:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 4:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 4:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 4:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 5:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 5:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 5:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 5:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 6:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 6:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 6:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 6:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 7:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 7:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 7:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 8:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 8:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 8:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 8:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.15 ft at 9:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 9:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 9:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 9:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 10:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 10:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 10:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 10:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 11:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 11:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 11:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.14 ft at 11:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.13 ft at 12:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.13 ft at 12:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.13 ft at 12:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.13 ft at 12:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.13 ft at 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.13 ft at 1:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.13 ft at 1:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 1:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 2:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 2:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 2:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 2:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 3:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 3:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 3:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 3:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 4:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 4:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 4:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 4:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 5:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 5:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 5:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 5:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 6:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 6:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 6:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 6:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 7:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 7:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 7:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 8:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 8:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 8:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 8:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 9:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 9:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 9:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 9:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 10:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 10:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 10:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 10:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 11:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.12 ft at 11:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 11:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 11:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 12:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 12:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 12:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 1:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 1:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 1:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 2:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 2:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 2:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 2:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 3:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 3:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.11 ft at 3:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 3:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 4:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 4:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 4:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 4:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 5:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 5:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 5:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 5:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 6:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 6:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 6:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 7:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 7:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 7:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 8:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.1 ft at 8:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 8:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 8:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 9:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 9:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 9:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 9:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 10:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 10:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 10:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 10:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 11:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 11:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 11:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 11:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.09 ft at 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 12:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 12:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 12:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 1:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 1:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 1:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 2:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 2:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 2:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 2:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 3:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 3:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.08 ft at 3:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.07 ft at 3:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.07 ft at 4:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.07 ft at 4:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 419.07 ft at 4:30PM Dec 20, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCRLI2(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (5:05PM Dec 20, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 419.07 ft at 4:30 PM CST 20-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 423.5 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Kaskaskia River below Carlyle Dam Tailwater 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: 435
Moderate Flood Stage: 431
Flood Stage: 423.5
Action Stage: 421.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 428.20 ft on 12/15/1966
(2) 428.20 ft on 05/10/1970
(3) 427.70 ft on 02/20/1969
(4) 427.21 ft on 06/07/2002
(5) 427.00 ft on 04/15/1979
(6) 426.40 ft on 01/28/1993
(7) 426.31 ft on 04/10/1998
(8) 426.29 ft on 01/04/2010 (P)
(9) 426.26 ft on 01/18/2005
(10) 426.16 ft on 03/14/2011 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 426.12 ft on 04/27/2013
(2) 425.07 ft on 02/08/2012
(3) 426.16 ft on 03/14/2011 (P)
(4) 426.29 ft on 01/04/2010 (P)
(5) 425.57 ft on 04/11/2009
(6) 424.26 ft on 03/01/2009
(7) 424.06 ft on 01/06/2009
(8) 426.06 ft on 04/18/2008 (P)
(9) 424.38 ft on 03/18/2008
(10) 424.69 ft on 03/07/2008 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 408.00 ft on 09/17/1954
(2) 408.22 ft on 09/25/1998
(3) 408.28 ft on 09/21/1999
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436.69 This is the RECORD FLOOD LEVEL that was reached on May 21 1943.
436 Heimann levee is overtopped.
435 Major flooding begins. Santa Fe, Hanover, and Germantown levees begin overtopping.
430 Moderate flooding begins. Residential flooding in Bartelso and backwater begins to flood Germantown sanitary sewage facilities.
424.5 Some cabins just below the dam are inundated.
423.5 FLOOD STAGE. Rural damage begins. Township roads in Covington become inundated.
421 Left bank in vicinity of the gage overflows with minor flooding of park lands.
Photos
(1) Park along the right bank on January 20, 2004 at a stage of 425.5 ft.
(2) January 2004 flooding from Highway 50 bridge looking downstream
(3) January 2004 flooding from Highway 50 at riverside park looking west toward city
(4) Carlyle Lake pool at the dam during normal pool.
(5) Looking upstream at the gaging shelter and Lake Carlyle dam.
(6) Looking downstream from the Lake Carlyle tailwater gage.
(7) Lake Carlyle tailwater stilling well and gaging shelter.
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Latitude: 38.617222° N, Longitude: 89.353889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 423.5 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 0 ft 423.5 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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