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Ohio River at Paducah Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 23.01 ft at 5:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.98 ft at 5:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.94 ft at 6:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.9 ft at 6:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.87 ft at 6:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.83 ft at 6:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.79 ft at 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.75 ft at 7:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.71 ft at 7:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.67 ft at 7:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.64 ft at 8:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.6 ft at 8:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.56 ft at 8:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.52 ft at 8:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.48 ft at 9:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.45 ft at 9:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.41 ft at 9:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.38 ft at 9:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.34 ft at 10:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.31 ft at 10:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.29 ft at 10:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.27 ft at 10:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.25 ft at 11:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.23 ft at 11:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.21 ft at 11:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.2 ft at 11:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.17 ft at 12:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.15 ft at 12:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.13 ft at 12:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.11 ft at 12:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.09 ft at 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.07 ft at 1:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.06 ft at 1:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.03 ft at 1:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22.02 ft at 2:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 22 ft at 2:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.98 ft at 2:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.96 ft at 2:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.94 ft at 3:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.92 ft at 3:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.91 ft at 3:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.89 ft at 3:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.87 ft at 4:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.86 ft at 4:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.84 ft at 4:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.82 ft at 4:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.8 ft at 5:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.79 ft at 5:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.77 ft at 5:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.76 ft at 5:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.74 ft at 6:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.72 ft at 6:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.71 ft at 6:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.69 ft at 6:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.68 ft at 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.66 ft at 7:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 7:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 7:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 8:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 8:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.58 ft at 8:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 8:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 9:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.54 ft at 9:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 9:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.52 ft at 9:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 10:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.49 ft at 10:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.47 ft at 10:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.45 ft at 10:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.43 ft at 11:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.41 ft at 11:15PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.39 ft at 11:30PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.37 ft at 11:45PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 12:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 12:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 12:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 12:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.25 ft at 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.22 ft at 1:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.19 ft at 1:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.16 ft at 1:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.14 ft at 2:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.11 ft at 2:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.08 ft at 2:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.04 ft at 2:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 3:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.98 ft at 3:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.94 ft at 3:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.91 ft at 3:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.88 ft at 4:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.85 ft at 4:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.82 ft at 4:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.78 ft at 4:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.75 ft at 5:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.72 ft at 5:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.68 ft at 5:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.65 ft at 5:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.61 ft at 6:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.58 ft at 6:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.55 ft at 6:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.51 ft at 6:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.48 ft at 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.45 ft at 7:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.41 ft at 7:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.38 ft at 7:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.35 ft at 8:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.32 ft at 8:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.28 ft at 8:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.25 ft at 8:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.22 ft at 9:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.19 ft at 9:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.16 ft at 9:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.13 ft at 9:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.1 ft at 10:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.07 ft at 10:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.04 ft at 10:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 20.01 ft at 10:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.98 ft at 11:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.96 ft at 11:15AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.93 ft at 11:30AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.9 ft at 11:45AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.87 ft at 12:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.84 ft at 12:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.81 ft at 12:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.78 ft at 12:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.75 ft at 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.72 ft at 1:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.69 ft at 1:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.67 ft at 1:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.64 ft at 2:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.61 ft at 2:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.58 ft at 2:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.56 ft at 2:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.53 ft at 3:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.5 ft at 3:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.48 ft at 3:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.46 ft at 3:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.44 ft at 4:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.41 ft at 4:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.39 ft at 4:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.37 ft at 4:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.34 ft at 5:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.32 ft at 5:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.31 ft at 5:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.29 ft at 5:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.27 ft at 6:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.26 ft at 6:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.25 ft at 6:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.24 ft at 6:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.23 ft at 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.22 ft at 7:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.21 ft at 7:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.2 ft at 7:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.2 ft at 8:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.19 ft at 8:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.18 ft at 8:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.18 ft at 8:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.17 ft at 9:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.16 ft at 9:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.16 ft at 9:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.15 ft at 9:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.15 ft at 10:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.14 ft at 10:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.13 ft at 10:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.12 ft at 10:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.1 ft at 11:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.08 ft at 11:15PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.06 ft at 11:30PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.04 ft at 11:45PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 19.01 ft at 12:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.98 ft at 12:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.96 ft at 12:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.93 ft at 12:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.9 ft at 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.87 ft at 1:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.84 ft at 1:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.81 ft at 1:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.78 ft at 2:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.74 ft at 2:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.71 ft at 2:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.68 ft at 2:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.62 ft at 3:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.59 ft at 3:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.56 ft at 3:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.53 ft at 4:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.5 ft at 4:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.47 ft at 4:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.44 ft at 4:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.41 ft at 5:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.38 ft at 5:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.34 ft at 5:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.32 ft at 5:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.29 ft at 6:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.26 ft at 6:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.23 ft at 6:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.2 ft at 6:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.17 ft at 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.14 ft at 7:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.11 ft at 7:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.08 ft at 7:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 8:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 18.02 ft at 8:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.99 ft at 8:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.96 ft at 8:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.94 ft at 9:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.91 ft at 9:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.88 ft at 9:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.86 ft at 9:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.83 ft at 10:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.8 ft at 10:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.77 ft at 10:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.74 ft at 10:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.72 ft at 11:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.69 ft at 11:15AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.67 ft at 11:30AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.64 ft at 11:45AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.62 ft at 12:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.59 ft at 12:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.56 ft at 12:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.54 ft at 12:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.52 ft at 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.5 ft at 1:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.47 ft at 1:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.45 ft at 1:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.43 ft at 2:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.41 ft at 2:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.39 ft at 2:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.37 ft at 2:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.35 ft at 3:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.33 ft at 3:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.32 ft at 3:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.3 ft at 3:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.29 ft at 4:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.27 ft at 4:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.26 ft at 4:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.24 ft at 4:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.23 ft at 5:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.22 ft at 5:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.21 ft at 5:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.19 ft at 5:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.18 ft at 6:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.17 ft at 6:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.16 ft at 6:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.15 ft at 6:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.14 ft at 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.14 ft at 7:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.13 ft at 7:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.12 ft at 7:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.11 ft at 8:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.1 ft at 8:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.1 ft at 8:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.09 ft at 8:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.08 ft at 9:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.08 ft at 9:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.07 ft at 9:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.06 ft at 9:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.06 ft at 10:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.05 ft at 10:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.04 ft at 10:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.03 ft at 10:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 11:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 11:15PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 11:30PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 11:45PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 12:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.95 ft at 12:15AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.9 ft at 12:30AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 12:45AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.8 ft at 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.75 ft at 1:15AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.7 ft at 1:30AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.66 ft at 1:45AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.61 ft at 2:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.56 ft at 2:15AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.52 ft at 2:30AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.47 ft at 2:45AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.43 ft at 3:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.39 ft at 3:15AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 3:30AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.31 ft at 3:45AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.27 ft at 4:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.23 ft at 4:15AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.19 ft at 4:30AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.15 ft at 4:45AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 16.12 ft at 5:00AM Apr 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 15.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 15.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 14.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 14.4 ft 1:00PM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 14.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 13.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 13.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 13.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 12.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 12.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 12.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 12.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 12.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 12 ft 1:00AM Apr 28, 2014Forecast: 11.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 28, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPAHK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:16AM Apr 24, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 7:18PM Apr 23)Latest observed value: 16.12 ft at 5:00 AM CDT 24-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 39 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Ohio River at Paducah are issued routinely year-round.
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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 04/07/1913
(4) 54.30 ft on 02/23/1884
(5) 53.30 ft on 02/13/1950
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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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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.
 
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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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Paducah Weather Forecast Office
8250 Highway 3520
West Paducah, KY 42086-6440
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