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South Fork Kentucky River at Oneida Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.6 ft at 10:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 7.8 ft at 7:30AM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:45AM Apr 21, 2024ODAK2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:39AM Apr 21, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.4 ft at 8:45 AM EDT 21-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 29 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Forecasts for the South Fork Kentucky River at Oneida are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 34
Flood Stage: 29
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.43 ft on 06/28/1947
(2) 40.19 ft on 01/29/1957
(3) 36.89 ft on 03/12/1963
(4) 33.88 ft on 02/28/1962
(5) 32.72 ft on 04/28/1970
(6) 32.63 ft on 03/13/1975
(7) 32.60 ft on 10/17/1989
(8) 32.46 ft on 04/05/1977
(9) 32.00 ft on 06/16/1989
(10) 31.76 ft on 03/07/1967
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.60 ft on 02/06/2004 (P)
(2) 31.00 ft on 04/17/1998 (P)
(3) 32.60 ft on 10/17/1989
(4) 32.00 ft on 06/16/1989
(5) 22.00 ft on 05/20/1981
(6) 29.36 ft on 12/09/1978
(7) 32.46 ft on 04/05/1977
(8) 32.63 ft on 03/13/1975
(9) 28.35 ft on 01/11/1974
(10) 30.03 ft on 04/12/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.38 ft on 09/30/2004

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40.19 Flooding will exceed the highest flood on record.
38 Major flooding occurs. Water is now inundating homes and structures in town.
34 Moderate flooding occurs. Several feet of water in multiple Oneida Baptist Institute buildings and the town of Oneida is cut off.
29 Low lying areas flood, several feet of water covering the track area behind the Oneida Baptist Institute and water is across the road in front of Town Market.
27.5 Water covers Route 66 at the end of Mulberry Street.
25 Water enters the Campbell building.
24 Water is over the road at the bridge and enters the back shop near the track.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
(3) Oneida Low Water Bridge
(4) Staff Gage
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Latitude: 37.268333° N, Longitude: 83.651389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 29 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 700 ft 729 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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