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St. Francis River at Patterson
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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 St. Francis River at Patterson are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 1

Historic Crests
(1) 37.05 ft on 04/30/2017
(2) 35.77 ft on 12/03/1982
(3) 34.30 ft on 11/15/1993
(4) 33.80 ft on 08/01/1915
(5) 31.06 ft on 05/13/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.05 ft on 04/30/2017
(2) 19.33 ft on 04/27/2017
(3) 20.82 ft on 08/16/2016
(4) 18.80 ft on 05/13/2016
(5) 26.59 ft on 12/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.92 ft on 08/16/2012
(2) 3.02 ft on 07/08/2012
(3) 3.12 ft on 06/30/2012
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16 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
10 Some lowland campgrounds may require evacuation.
(1) Highway 34 Bridge
(2) St. Francis River Upstream
(3) St. Francis River Downstream
(4) Gage House
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Latitude: 37.194444° N, Longitude: 90.503333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 370.45 ft 386.45 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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8250 Highway 3520
West Paducah, KY 42086-6440
(270) 744-6440
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