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Levisa Fork at Prestonsburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.94 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.94 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.93 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.92 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.91 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.91 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.9 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.89 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.88 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.88 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.87 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.86 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.85 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.83 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.79 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.78 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.77 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.77 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.76 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.76 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.73 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.73 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.65 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.53 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.72 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.79 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.88 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2019Highest Observation: 2.26 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPSTK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:08PM Oct 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.26 ft at 4:30 PM EDT 20-Oct-2019. Flood Stage is 40 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Levisa Fork at Prestonsburg 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: 46
Moderate Flood Stage: 43
Flood Stage: 40
Action Stage: 32
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 49.90 ft on 02/01/1862
(2) 48.78 ft on 01/30/1957
(3) 46.60 ft on 03/12/1963
(4) 45.71 ft on 04/06/1977
(5) 45.30 ft on 01/29/1918
(6) 43.88 ft on 05/07/1984
(7) 43.80 ft on 03/23/1929
(8) 41.83 ft on 02/05/1939
(9) 41.51 ft on 03/01/1955
(10) 40.02 ft on 03/08/1967
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.88 ft on 02/17/2003
(2) 43.88 ft on 05/07/1984
(3) 45.71 ft on 04/06/1977
(4) 40.02 ft on 03/08/1967
(5) 46.60 ft on 03/12/1963
(6) 48.78 ft on 01/30/1957
(7) 41.51 ft on 03/01/1955
(8) 41.83 ft on 02/05/1939
(9) 43.80 ft on 03/23/1929
(10) 45.30 ft on 01/29/1918
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.40 ft on 07/06/1930

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49.9 Flooding will equal the highest flood on record.
48 Entire town is flooded except for portions of riverside avenue and half block on mill street
47 Water reaches top of levee
46 Major flooding is occurring. Most of town is flooded except for center of city protected by levee and small area near hills
43 Moderate flooding occurs. Water enters some homes
41 Water is in business district including court house and post office
40 Minor flooding. River is at flood stage and is 430 feet wide
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(2) Looking Downstream
(3) Gage House
(4) Staff Gage on Bridge
(5) Staff Gage on Pumping Station
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Latitude: 37.670833° N, Longitude: 82.777222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 40 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 29 588.12 628.12 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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