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Weather Forecast Office Paducah, KY
Ohio River Forecast Center
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Weekly Chance of Exceeding Levels
Chance of Exceeding Levels During Entire Period
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.
Forecasts for the Ohio River at Mount Vernon 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:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(1) 59.21 ft on 02/01/1937
(2) 52.90 ft on 04/05/1913
(3) 51.80 ft on 05/05/2011
(4) 51.70 ft on 02/20/1884
(5) 51.20 ft on 03/14/1945
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
(1) -0.20 ft on 11/26/1895
(2) 0.00 ft on 07/29/1894
(3) 0.50 ft on 12/14/1903
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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This flood will exceed the highest stage on record.
Major flooding occurs. Large amounts of land are inundated and many homes and businesses will require evacuation.
Large portions of Point Township in Posey county are flooded.
Farm land and some main roads are flooded in places southwest and west of Mt. Vernon.
Flooding of numerous sloughs on both sides of the river occurs. Flood waters will begin to back into the lower Wabash River flooding bottomlands in that area.
Incline Gage on Public Boat Ramp
Ohio River Upstream
Ohio River Downstream
About This Location
Latitude: 37.928611° N, Longitude: 87.895556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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Paducah Weather Forecast Office
8250 Highway 3520
West Paducah, KY 42086-6440
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