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Big Sandy River (KY) at Fullers Station Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.31 ft at 10:00AM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.28 ft at 10:30AM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 11:00AM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.21 ft at 11:30AM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.18 ft at 12:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.16 ft at 12:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.13 ft at 1:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.1 ft at 1:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.07 ft at 2:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.04 ft at 2:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 6.01 ft at 3:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.99 ft at 3:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.96 ft at 4:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.93 ft at 4:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 5:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 6:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 6:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.73 ft at 8:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.71 ft at 9:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.69 ft at 9:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.67 ft at 10:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.65 ft at 10:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.63 ft at 11:00PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.61 ft at 11:30PM Aug 14, 2017Observed: 5.59 ft at 12:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.58 ft at 12:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.55 ft at 1:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 1:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.52 ft at 2:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 2:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.49 ft at 3:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 3:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 4:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 4:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 5:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 5:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 6:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.57 ft at 7:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.58 ft at 7:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.61 ft at 8:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.63 ft at 8:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.65 ft at 9:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.68 ft at 9:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.72 ft at 10:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 11:00AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.88 ft at 11:30AM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 5.95 ft at 12:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.03 ft at 12:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.13 ft at 1:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.34 ft at 2:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.46 ft at 2:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.58 ft at 3:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.7 ft at 3:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.81 ft at 4:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 6.92 ft at 4:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.02 ft at 5:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.1 ft at 5:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.2 ft at 6:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.27 ft at 6:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.34 ft at 7:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.39 ft at 7:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.45 ft at 8:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.48 ft at 8:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.52 ft at 9:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.53 ft at 9:30PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.56 ft at 10:00PM Aug 15, 2017Observed: 7.57 ft at 10:30PM Aug 15, 2017Highest Observation: 7.58 ft at 11:00PM Aug 15, 2017Highest Observation: 7.58 ft at 11:30PM Aug 15, 2017Highest Observation: 7.58 ft at 12:00AM Aug 16, 2017Highest Observation: 7.58 ft at 12:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.57 ft at 1:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.56 ft at 1:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.55 ft at 2:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.54 ft at 3:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.54 ft at 3:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.53 ft at 4:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.52 ft at 4:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.51 ft at 5:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.49 ft at 5:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.48 ft at 6:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.48 ft at 6:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.46 ft at 7:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.46 ft at 7:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.44 ft at 8:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.44 ft at 8:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.44 ft at 9:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.42 ft at 9:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.42 ft at 10:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.41 ft at 10:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.41 ft at 11:00AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.4 ft at 11:30AM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.39 ft at 12:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.38 ft at 12:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.37 ft at 1:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.36 ft at 1:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.35 ft at 2:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.32 ft at 2:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.32 ft at 3:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.32 ft at 3:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.29 ft at 4:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.28 ft at 4:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.26 ft at 5:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.25 ft at 5:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.23 ft at 6:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.21 ft at 6:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.19 ft at 7:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.18 ft at 7:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.17 ft at 8:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.14 ft at 8:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.12 ft at 9:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.1 ft at 9:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.09 ft at 10:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.07 ft at 10:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.05 ft at 11:00PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7.03 ft at 11:30PM Aug 16, 2017Observed: 7 ft at 12:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.99 ft at 12:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.99 ft at 1:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.97 ft at 1:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.95 ft at 2:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.96 ft at 2:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.95 ft at 3:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.95 ft at 3:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.94 ft at 4:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.96 ft at 5:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.96 ft at 5:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.98 ft at 6:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.98 ft at 6:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 6.99 ft at 7:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 7.02 ft at 7:30AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 7.03 ft at 8:00AM Aug 17, 2017Observed: 7.05 ft at 8:30AM Aug 17, 2017Highest Forecast: 7.6 ft 2:00PM Aug 17, 2017Forecast: 7.5 ft 8:00PM Aug 17, 2017Forecast: 7.4 ft 2:00AM Aug 18, 2017Forecast: 7.2 ft 8:00AM Aug 18, 2017Forecast: 7.1 ft 2:00PM Aug 18, 2017Forecast: 6.9 ft 8:00PM Aug 18, 2017Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00AM Aug 19, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 8:00AM Aug 19, 2017Forecast: 6.4 ft 2:00PM Aug 19, 2017Forecast: 6.2 ft 8:00PM Aug 19, 2017Forecast: 6.1 ft 2:00AM Aug 20, 2017Forecast: 6 ft 8:00AM Aug 20, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFLRK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:34AM Aug 17, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 10:17AM Aug 16)Latest observed value: 7.05 ft at 8:30 AM EDT 17-Aug-2017. Flood Stage is 49 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Big Sandy River (KY) at Fullers Station are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 64
Moderate Flood Stage: 59
Flood Stage: 49
Action Stage: 45
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 48.40 ft on 04/03/1908
(2) 46.37 ft on 05/08/1958
(3) 46.36 ft on 03/02/1955
(4) 45.64 ft on 02/28/1962
(5) 45.00 ft on 04/07/1977
(6) 44.70 ft on 03/14/1963
(7) 44.43 ft on 01/31/1957
(8) 42.73 ft on 03/07/2015
(9) 39.25 ft on 03/04/1997
(10) 38.25 ft on 03/24/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 33.00 ft on 04/05/2015
(2) 33.42 ft on 03/13/2015
(3) 42.73 ft on 03/07/2015
(4) 31.23 ft on 03/12/2011
(5) 39.25 ft on 03/04/1997
(6) 45.00 ft on 04/07/1977
(7) 37.78 ft on 03/15/1975
(8) 34.42 ft on 01/01/1970
(9) 31.57 ft on 03/14/1968
(10) 31.79 ft on 05/03/1966
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.70 ft on 10/01/1960

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64 Railroad tracks along the river start to flood between 59 to 63 feet. Route 23 near gage starts to flood near 68 feet. Power Plant 1.5 miles downstream from the river gage starts to flood between 68 to 73 feet. Several areas along the river in Louisa Kentucky and Fort Gay West Virginia are flooded.
59 Railroad tracks along the river start to flood between 59 to 63 feet. Several low areas are flooded on both sides of the river.
49 Low lying and poor drainage areas along the river start to flood near 49 feet. Louisa city pool and park start to flood between 50 and 55 feet. Low areas in and around Fort Gay West Virginia start to flood between 50 and 55 feet.
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(1) US Route 23/RR Tracks/Power Plant in KY
(2) Louisa KY City Pool and Park/ Low areas Fort Gay WV
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Latitude: 38.171111° N, Longitude: 82.634722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 49 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 29 512.810 ft 561.810 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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