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Cumberland River at Nashville Stage (ft)Observed: 17.57 ft at 11:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.51 ft at 12:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.44 ft at 12:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.46 ft at 1:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.45 ft at 1:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.53 ft at 2:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.55 ft at 2:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.53 ft at 3:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.56 ft at 3:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.57 ft at 4:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.58 ft at 4:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.57 ft at 5:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.57 ft at 5:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.58 ft at 6:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.56 ft at 6:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.58 ft at 7:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.59 ft at 7:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.6 ft at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.61 ft at 8:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.56 ft at 9:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.61 ft at 9:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.62 ft at 10:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.62 ft at 10:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.59 ft at 11:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.49 ft at 11:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 17.52 ft at 12:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.58 ft at 12:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.58 ft at 1:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.57 ft at 1:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.59 ft at 2:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.57 ft at 2:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.39 ft at 3:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.33 ft at 3:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.25 ft at 4:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.25 ft at 4:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.35 ft at 5:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.42 ft at 5:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.75 ft at 6:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.88 ft at 6:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 18 ft at 7:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.99 ft at 7:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.61 ft at 8:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.51 ft at 8:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.46 ft at 9:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.36 ft at 9:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.28 ft at 10:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.21 ft at 10:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.35 ft at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.45 ft at 11:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.63 ft at 12:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.75 ft at 12:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.83 ft at 1:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.74 ft at 1:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.73 ft at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.71 ft at 2:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.7 ft at 3:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.67 ft at 3:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.66 ft at 4:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.66 ft at 4:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.68 ft at 5:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.65 ft at 5:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.6 ft at 6:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.54 ft at 6:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.5 ft at 7:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.46 ft at 7:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.44 ft at 8:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.43 ft at 8:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.46 ft at 9:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.48 ft at 9:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.49 ft at 10:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.5 ft at 10:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.5 ft at 11:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.53 ft at 11:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 17.62 ft at 12:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.68 ft at 12:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.66 ft at 1:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.63 ft at 1:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.64 ft at 2:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.65 ft at 2:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.48 ft at 3:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.46 ft at 3:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.47 ft at 4:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.5 ft at 4:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.5 ft at 5:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.55 ft at 5:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.84 ft at 6:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18 ft at 6:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.09 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.1 ft at 7:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.03 ft at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.02 ft at 8:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.01 ft at 9:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.94 ft at 9:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.88 ft at 10:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.83 ft at 10:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.93 ft at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.04 ft at 11:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.12 ft at 12:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.19 ft at 12:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.26 ft at 1:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.32 ft at 1:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.32 ft at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.29 ft at 2:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.27 ft at 3:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.26 ft at 3:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.26 ft at 4:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.28 ft at 4:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.25 ft at 5:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.24 ft at 5:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.17 ft at 6:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.14 ft at 6:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.09 ft at 7:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 7:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.02 ft at 8:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18 ft at 8:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.03 ft at 9:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.04 ft at 9:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 10:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 10:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.06 ft at 11:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 11:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 17.95 ft at 12:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.94 ft at 12:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.94 ft at 1:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.94 ft at 1:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.95 ft at 2:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.95 ft at 2:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.95 ft at 3:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.96 ft at 3:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.8 ft at 4:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.79 ft at 4:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.87 ft at 6:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 17.9 ft at 6:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 18.27 ft at 7:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 18.29 ft at 7:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 18.25 ft at 8:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 18.3 ft at 8:30AM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 18.35 ft at 9:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 18.29 ft at 9:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 18.23 ft at 10:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 18.18 ft at 10:30AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 17.1 ft 1:00PM Jul 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.9 ft 7:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 17.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 7:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 1:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 17.7 ft 7:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 17.4 ft 1:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 7:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 1:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 17.2 ft 7:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 17.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 17.6 ft 7:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 17.6 ft 1:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 17.4 ft 7:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 17.4 ft 1:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 17.4 ft 7:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 17.5 ft 1:00PM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 17.5 ft 7:00PM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 17.4 ft 1:00AM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 17.3 ft 7:00AM Jul 28, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNAST1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:00AM Jul 23, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:50AM Jul 23)Latest observed value: 18.18 ft at 10:30 AM CDT 23-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 40 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cumberland River at Nashville are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:45
Moderate Flood Stage:42
Flood Stage:40
Action Stage:35

Historical Crests
(1) 56.20 ft on 01/01/1927
(2) 53.90 ft on 01/26/1937
(3) 51.86 ft on 05/03/2010
(4) 49.70 ft on 02/18/1948
(5) 48.90 ft on 01/15/1946
(6) 48.60 ft on 02/10/1950
(7) 47.64 ft on 03/15/1975
(8) 47.30 ft on 03/01/1962
(9) 46.50 ft on 03/23/1955
(10) 45.80 ft on 01/05/1943
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.10 ft on 09/13/1881
(2) -0.10 ft on 11/03/1894
(3) 0.00 ft on 07/14/1881
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52 MOST AREAS ALONG THE RIVER ARE FLOODED. AFFECTED LOCATIONS ON THE EAST SIDE INCLUDE PROPERTY AT KOREAN VETERANS AND I-24...LP FIELD AND SURROUNDING AREAS...AND PROPERTY FROM JAMES ROBERTSON...TO JEFFERSON ST...TO THE I-65 BRIDGE. ON THE WEST SIDE...AFFECTED LOCATIONS INCLUDE ANTHES DR...FIRST AVE FROM KOREAN VETERANS TO CHURCH ST...AREAS OF SOUTH BROADWAY UP TO FIFTH AVE...NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BETWEEN JAMES ROBERTSON AND JEFFERSON ST...HOPE GARDENS...GERMANTOWN AND EAST GERMANTOWN.
50 IN ADDITION TO ONGOING EXTENSIVE FLOODING AROUND DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER FROM THE I-24 BRIDGE TO THE I-65 BRIDGE...FLOODING IS ALSO OCCURRING AT THE MUSIC CITY STAR TRAIN STATION...AREAS IN SOUTH BROADWAY BETWEEN FIRST AVE AND FIFTH AVE NORTH OF KOREAN VETERANS BLVD...ROADS AND PROPERTY AROUND LP FIELD...AND BUILDINGS ON FIRST AVE NORTH BETWEEN BROADWAY AND CHURCH ST.
49 EXTENSIVE FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER. IMPACTED AREAS INCLUDE ANTHES DR...COWAN ST...COWAN CT...CRUTCHER ST...DAVIDSON ST...JAMES ROBERTSON PKWY...OLDHAM ST...ROSA PARKS BLVD AND HOPE GARDENS...NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BETWEEN JAMES ROBERTSON AND JEFFERSON ST...EAST GERMANTOWN...SPRING ST...SYLVAN ST...NORTH AND SOUTH FIRST ST...AND SOUTH SECOND ST. WATER ALSO BEGINS TO IMPACT AREAS AROUND LP FIELD...THE MUSIC CITY STAR TRAIN STATION...AND THE SOUTH BROADWAY AREA.
47 MANY INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES ARE FLOODED...INCLUDING THOSE NEAR ANTHES DR...CEMENT PLANT RD...COWAN ST...COWAN CT...CRUTCHER ST...DAVIDSON ST...FIRST AVE NORTH...OLDHAM ST...SPRING ST...NORTH FIRST ST...SOUTH FIRST ST...AND SOUTH SECOND ST. WATER ALSO BEGINS TO IMPACT AREAS NEAR BICENTENNIAL MALL...NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET...PROPERTIES NEAR ROSA PARKS BLVD IN THE HOPE GARDENS AREA...EAST GERMANTOWN...AND NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BETWEEN JAMES ROBERTSON AND JEFFERSON ST.
45 FLOOD WATERS ARE IMPACTING INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES...AND AREA ROADS ALONG THE RIVER FROM THE I-24 BRIDGE TO THE I-65 BRIDGE. SPECIFIC LOCATIONS INCLUDE DAVIDSON ST...ANTHES DR...NORTH FIRST ST...OLDHAM ST...COWAN ST...COWAN CT...AND CEMENT PLANT RD. MOST OF THE RIVERFRONT RECREATIONAL AREAS NEAR LP FIELD...AND PORTIONS OF THE CUMBERLAND RIVER GREENWAY ARE ALSO FLOODED. WATER BEGINS TO APPROACH PROPERTIES AND ROADS ON SOUTH FIRST ST...SOUTH SECOND ST...AND CRUTCHER ST.
44 INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES ALONG THE RIVER ARE IMPACTED...AND COWAN ST AND COWAN CT ARE FLOODED AND LIKELY IMPASSABLE. WATER BEGINS TO APPROACH PROPERTY AT THE END OF ANTHES DR...AND COVER PORTIONS OF DAVIDSON ST...CEMENT PLANT RD...NORTH FIRST ST...AND OLDHAM ST. THESE ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE AT HIGHER LEVELS.
42 RIVERFRONT PARK IS FLOODED TO THE FOURTH GRASSY AREA...AS WELL AS OTHER RECREATIONAL AND GREENWAY AREAS ALONG THE RIVER. PORTIONS OF COWAN ST AND COWAN CT ARE FLOODED AND MAY BE IPASSABLE. INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES ON DAVIDSON ST...NORTH FIRST ST...COWAN ST AND COWAN CT ARE ALSO FLOODED.
41 FURTHER FLOODING OF INUDSTRIAL AREAS ON CEMENT PLANT RD...COWAN ST...COWAN CT...AND DAVIDSON ST IS OCCURRING. WATER ALSO APPROACHES COWAN ST AND COWAN CT AND THESE ROAD MAY BE CLOSED AT HIGHER LEVELS.
40 FLOODING OF PROPERTY ALONG THE RIVER FROM THE IN-24 BRIDGE TO THE I-65 BRIDGE IS OCCURRING...INLCLUDING INDUSTRIAL AREAS ON ADAMS ST...CEMENT PLANT RD...COWAN ST...COWAN CT...AND DAVIDSON ST.
38 WATER REACHES THE THIRD GRASSY AREA OF THE RIVERFRONT LANDING...AND IS INUNDATING OTHER RECREATIONAL AND GREENWAY AREAS ALONG THE RIVER. WATER ALSO BEGINS TO APPROACH INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES ALONG THE RIVER ON ADAMS ST...CEMENT PLANT RD...COWAN ST...COWAN CT...AND DAVIDSON ST.
37 FURTHER INUNDATION OF THE RIVERFRONT RECREATION AREAS NEAR LP FIELD IS OCCURRING...AS WELL AS ACCESS POINTS ALONG THE RIVER AND PORTIONS OF THE CUMBERLAND RIVER GREENWAY.
35 LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER FROM THE I-24 BRIDGE TO THE I-65 BRIDGE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY INUNDATED...INCLUDING RIVERFRONT RECREATION AREAS AND ACCESS POINTS NEAR LP FIELD. INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR FURTHER INCREASES IN RIVER LEVELS.
34 WATER REACHES THE SECOND GRASSY AREA OF THE RIVERFRONT LANDING AND COVERS MOST OF THE RECREATION AREAS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER NEAR LP FIELD.
32 FURTHER INUNDATION OF LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER IS OCCURRING INCLUDING THE RIVERFRONT LANDING AND RECEATION AREAS NEAR LP FIELD.
30 WATER REACHES THE FIRST GRASSY AREA OF THE RIVERFRONT LANDING...AND THE ACCESS POINT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER NEAR LP FIELD.
25 THE RIVERFRONT RECREATION AREAS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER BEGIN TO BE INUNDATED.
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(1) Cumberland River at Nashville
(2) Shelby Ave Bridge & Gauge Location
(3) Downstream View
(4) Nashville's Riverfront Park
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Latitude: 36.161389° N, Longitude: 86.772778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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NWS stage 0 ft 40 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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(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 29 368.1 ft 408.1 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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