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Cumberland River at Barbourville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.71 ft at 4:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 7:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 11:00PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:15PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:30PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:45PM May 17, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 12:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 12:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 12:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 2:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.72 ft at 9:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:15AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:30AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.79 ft at 11:45AM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.79 ft at 12:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.79 ft at 12:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.8 ft at 12:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.82 ft at 2:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.84 ft at 2:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.85 ft at 2:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.86 ft at 3:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.91 ft at 5:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.91 ft at 5:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.91 ft at 6:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.95 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.94 ft at 7:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.95 ft at 7:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.97 ft at 7:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.97 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 8:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.99 ft at 8:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3 ft at 8:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.98 ft at 9:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 2.99 ft at 9:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 10:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:00PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 11:15PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 11:30PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 11:45PM May 18, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 12:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 12:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 12:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 1:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 2:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 2:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 2:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.12 ft at 2:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 3:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 3:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 3:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 3:45AM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 3.13 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 4:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.12 ft at 4:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 4:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 5:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 5:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 5:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.12 ft at 5:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.12 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 6:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 6:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 6:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 7:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 8:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 8:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 8:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 9:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 9:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 10:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 10:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 10:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 10:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 11:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 11:15AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 11:30AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 11:45AM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 12:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 12:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 12:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 12:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 1:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 1:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 1:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 2:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 2:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 2:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 3:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 3:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 4:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 5:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 6:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 8:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 11:15PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 11:30PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:45PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 12:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 12:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 1:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 1:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 2:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 2:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 2:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 4:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 4:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 5:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 5:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 5:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 7:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 7:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 8:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.11 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 9:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 9:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 9:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.09 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.1 ft at 10:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 10:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.08 ft at 10:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.05 ft at 11:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.07 ft at 11:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 11:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.06 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 12:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 12:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.04 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:30PM May 20, 2024Highest Forecast: 3 ft 8:00PM May 20, 2024Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00AM May 21, 2024Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00AM May 21, 2024Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00PM May 21, 2024Forecast: 2.7 ft 8:00PM May 21, 2024Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00AM May 22, 2024Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM May 22, 2024Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00PM May 22, 2024Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00PM May 22, 2024Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM May 23, 2024Forecast: 2.4 ft 8:00AM May 23, 2024Forecast: 2.4 ft 2:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 2.4 ft 8:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 2.3 ft 2:00AM May 24, 2024Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00AM May 24, 2024Forecast: 2.3 ft 2:00PM May 24, 2024Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00PM May 24, 2024Forecast: 2.2 ft 2:00AM May 25, 2024Forecast: 2.2 ft 8:00AM May 25, 2024Nashville District Corps of EngineersBBVK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:26PM May 20, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 9:22AM May 20)Latest observed value: 3.02 ft at 1:30 PM EDT 20-May-2024. Flood Stage is 27 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cumberland River at Barbourville are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 21.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 45.91 ft on 04/06/1977
(2) 42.80 ft on 01/01/1946
(3) 42.65 ft on 11/29/1973
(4) 42.30 ft on 01/01/1970
(5) 42.15 ft on 01/30/1957
(6) 41.60 ft on 03/14/1975
(7) 41.43 ft on 03/13/1963
(8) 40.83 ft on 05/08/1984
(9) 40.25 ft on 02/02/1951
(10) 40.01 ft on 02/07/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.45 ft on 03/29/2021
(2) 30.29 ft on 03/02/2021
(3) 28.77 ft on 05/20/2020
(4) 29.88 ft on 04/14/2020
(5) 27.07 ft on 02/14/2020
(6) 40.01 ft on 02/07/2020
(7) 31.46 ft on 02/25/2019
(8) 30.16 ft on 02/21/2019
(9) 37.51 ft on 02/12/2018
(10) 32.50 ft on 04/25/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.25 ft on 10/05/1930

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50 Overtopping or failure of floodwall is expected. Full evacuation of Barbourville is necessary.
45.91 Flooding will exceed the highest flood on record. Homes and businesses must be evacuated.
40.29 Closing of flood gates begins.
40 Major flood threatens the protected area of Barbourville. US 25 E floods on both sides of the city.
39.6 KY 11 floods.
39.4 Homes on Miller Road and Boone Heights begin flooding.
38.5 Homes begin flooding in Apple Grove, Sharp Gap and Smokey.
36.6 Roads begin flooding in Heidrick. Homes begin flooding on South Main Street.
34 Flooding threatens homes and businesses in unprotected areas.
30 Manchester Street and Miller Road east of US 25 E flood.
27 Low lying roads flood. Manchester street floods.
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(1) Looking Downstream
(2) Looking Upstream
(3) Gage House
(4) Flood Wall
(5) Staff Gage
(6) Diversion Channel
(7) Diversion Gage House
(8) Diversion Staff Gage
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Latitude: 36.862222° N, Longitude: 83.887500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 27 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 942.97 ft 969.97 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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