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Ohio River at Paducah Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 15.95 ft at 5:30AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 5:45AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 6:00AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 6:15AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 6:30AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.92 ft at 6:45AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.92 ft at 7:00AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 7:15AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 7:30AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.9 ft at 7:45AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.89 ft at 8:00AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 8:15AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 8:30AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.87 ft at 8:45AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.86 ft at 9:00AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 9:15AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.84 ft at 9:30AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.84 ft at 9:45AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.83 ft at 10:00AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.82 ft at 10:15AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.8 ft at 10:30AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.79 ft at 10:45AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.78 ft at 11:00AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.77 ft at 11:15AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 11:30AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 11:45AM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.74 ft at 12:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.73 ft at 12:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 12:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 12:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 1:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 1:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 1:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.66 ft at 1:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.65 ft at 2:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 2:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.63 ft at 2:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.62 ft at 2:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.61 ft at 3:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.6 ft at 3:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.59 ft at 3:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.58 ft at 3:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.58 ft at 4:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 4:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 4:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 4:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 5:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 5:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 5:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 5:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 6:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 6:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 6:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.58 ft at 6:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.58 ft at 7:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.59 ft at 7:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.6 ft at 7:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.6 ft at 7:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.6 ft at 8:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.61 ft at 8:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.62 ft at 8:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.62 ft at 8:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.63 ft at 9:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 9:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 9:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 9:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.65 ft at 10:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.66 ft at 10:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.66 ft at 10:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 10:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 11:00PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 11:15PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 11:30PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 11:45PM Sep 27, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 12:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 12:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 12:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 12:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 1:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 1:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 1:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 1:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 2:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 2:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 2:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 2:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 3:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 3:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 3:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 3:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 4:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 4:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 4:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 4:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 5:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 5:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 5:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.66 ft at 5:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.66 ft at 6:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.65 ft at 6:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 6:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 6:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.63 ft at 7:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.63 ft at 7:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.62 ft at 7:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.62 ft at 7:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.61 ft at 8:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.6 ft at 8:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.6 ft at 8:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.59 ft at 8:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.59 ft at 9:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.58 ft at 9:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.58 ft at 9:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 9:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 10:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 10:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 10:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 10:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 11:00AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.55 ft at 11:15AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.55 ft at 11:30AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.55 ft at 11:45AM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 12:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 12:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 12:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 12:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 1:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.55 ft at 1:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.55 ft at 1:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 1:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 2:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.56 ft at 2:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 2:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.58 ft at 2:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.59 ft at 3:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.59 ft at 3:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.6 ft at 3:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.61 ft at 3:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.62 ft at 4:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.63 ft at 4:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 4:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 4:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.65 ft at 5:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 5:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 5:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 5:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 6:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 6:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.74 ft at 6:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 6:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 7:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.78 ft at 7:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.79 ft at 7:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.8 ft at 7:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.81 ft at 8:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.82 ft at 8:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.84 ft at 8:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 8:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.87 ft at 9:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 9:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.89 ft at 9:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.9 ft at 9:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.92 ft at 10:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.92 ft at 10:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 10:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 10:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 11:00PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 11:15PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 11:30PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 11:45PM Sep 28, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 12:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 12:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 12:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 12:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 1:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 1:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 1:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 1:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 2:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 2:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 2:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 2:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 3:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 4:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 4:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 4:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 4:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 5:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 5:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 5:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 5:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.92 ft at 6:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 6:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 6:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.9 ft at 6:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.89 ft at 7:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 7:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 7:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.87 ft at 7:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.86 ft at 8:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 8:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.84 ft at 8:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.83 ft at 8:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.82 ft at 9:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.81 ft at 9:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.8 ft at 9:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.79 ft at 9:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.78 ft at 10:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.77 ft at 10:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 10:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 10:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 11:00AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.74 ft at 11:15AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.73 ft at 11:30AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 11:45AM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 12:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 12:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 12:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 12:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 1:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 1:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 1:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 1:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 2:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 2:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 2:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 2:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.67 ft at 3:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 3:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 3:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 3:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 4:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.69 ft at 4:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 4:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 4:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.71 ft at 5:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 5:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 5:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.73 ft at 5:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.74 ft at 6:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.75 ft at 6:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 6:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.77 ft at 6:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.78 ft at 7:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.8 ft at 7:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.8 ft at 7:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.81 ft at 7:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.83 ft at 8:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.84 ft at 8:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 8:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.87 ft at 8:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.88 ft at 9:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.89 ft at 9:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 9:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.92 ft at 9:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 10:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 10:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 10:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 10:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 11:00PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 11:15PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 11:30PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 11:45PM Sep 29, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 12:00AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 12:15AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 12:30AM Sep 30, 2014Highest Observation: 16.01 ft at 12:45AM Sep 30, 2014Highest Observation: 16.01 ft at 1:00AM Sep 30, 2014Highest Observation: 16.01 ft at 1:15AM Sep 30, 2014Highest Observation: 16.01 ft at 1:30AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 1:45AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 2:00AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 2:15AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 2:30AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.99 ft at 2:45AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:00AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:15AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 3:30AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.97 ft at 3:45AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 4:00AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.95 ft at 4:15AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 4:30AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.94 ft at 4:45AM Sep 30, 2014Observed: 15.93 ft at 5:00AM Sep 30, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00AM Sep 30, 2014Forecast: 15.8 ft 1:00PM Sep 30, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00PM Sep 30, 2014Forecast: 16.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 01, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00AM Oct 01, 2014Forecast: 15.8 ft 1:00PM Oct 01, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00PM Oct 01, 2014Highest Forecast: 16.4 ft 1:00AM Oct 02, 2014Forecast: 16.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 02, 2014Forecast: 15.6 ft 1:00PM Oct 02, 2014Forecast: 16 ft 7:00PM Oct 02, 2014Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00AM Oct 03, 2014Forecast: 16 ft 7:00AM Oct 03, 2014Forecast: 15.6 ft 1:00PM Oct 03, 2014Forecast: 15.9 ft 7:00PM Oct 03, 2014Forecast: 16.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 04, 2014Forecast: 15.9 ft 7:00AM Oct 04, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPAHK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:16AM Sep 30, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:33AM Sep 29)Latest observed value: 15.93 ft at 5:00 AM CDT 30-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 39 ft
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Upstream Gauge - at Smithland Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Brookport Lock and Dam
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:52
Moderate Flood Stage:43
Flood Stage:39
Action Stage:32

Historical Crests
(1) 60.60 ft on 02/02/1937
(2) 55.03 ft on 05/05/2011
(3) 54.30 ft on 02/23/1884
(4) 54.30 ft on 04/07/1913
(5) 53.30 ft on 02/13/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.70 ft on 11/04/1895
(2) -0.50 ft on 09/12/1925
(3) -0.30 ft on 10/11/1897
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64 The top of the protection is reached at Paducah.
60.6 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many homes and businesses becomes necessary. The levee will protect most of the city at this level.
56 Many of the industrial plants upstream in Calvert City are affected at this stage and higher and may begin to shut down.
52 Major flooding occurs and is widespread on both sides of the river.
49.5 The first gate is closed in the floodwall in Paducah.
47 Property damage begins on the the Illinois and Kentucky sides of the river.
43 Moderate flooding occurs affecting several small unprotected towns.
39 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
32 The city of Paducah starts the first pumps.
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(1) Gage House
(2) Ohio River Upstream
(3) Ohio River Downstream
(4) Gage House
(5) Incline Gage at Public Boat Ramp
(6) Waterfront and Tennessee River
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Latitude: 37.089444° N, Longitude: 88.594444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 39 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 286.26 ft 325.26 ft  

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