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Levisa Fork at Prestonsburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 1:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.6 ft at 1:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 3:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 4:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.61 ft at 4:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.6 ft at 5:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 6:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 6:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 7:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 8:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 8:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 9:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 9:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 9:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 9:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 11:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 11:15PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 11:30PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 11:45PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 12:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 12:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 12:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 12:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 1:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 1:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 2:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 2:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 2:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 2:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 3:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 3:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 3:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 3:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 4:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 4:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 4:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 4:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 5:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 5:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 5:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 5:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 6:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 7:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 7:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 7:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 7:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 8:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 9:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 10:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 10:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 10:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 11:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:15AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:30AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:45AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 12:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 12:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 12:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 1:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 2:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 2:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 2:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 3:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 3:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 3:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:45PM Sep 27, 2022Highest Observation: 1.85 ft at 5:00PM Sep 27, 2022Highest Observation: 1.85 ft at 5:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 5:30PM Sep 27, 2022Highest Observation: 1.85 ft at 5:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 6:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 6:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 6:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 6:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 7:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 7:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 7:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 7:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 8:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 8:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 8:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 8:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 9:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 9:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 9:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 9:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:15PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:30PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:45PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 2:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 2:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 2:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 2:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 4:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.8 ft at 4:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 4:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 4:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 5:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 5:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 5:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 5:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 7:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 7:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 7:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 8:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.78 ft at 8:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 8:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 8:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 9:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 9:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 9:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 9:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 10:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 11:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 11:15AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:30AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 11:45AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 12:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 12:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 12:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 12:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 1:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 1:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 2:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 2:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 2:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 3:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 3:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 3:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 3:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 5:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 5:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 5:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 5:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 6:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 9:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 9:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 9:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 9:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 11:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 11:15PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 11:30PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 11:45PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 2:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 2:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 8:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 8:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.68 ft at 10:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:45AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:15AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:30AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:45AM Sep 29, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPSTK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:39PM Sep 29, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.55 ft at 11:45 AM EDT 29-Sep-2022. Flood Stage is 40 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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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: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 48.78 ft on 01/30/1957
(2) 47.90 ft on 02/01/1862
(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) 40.50 ft on 03/02/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 40.50 ft on 03/02/2021 (P)
(2) 39.88 ft on 02/17/2003
(3) 43.88 ft on 05/07/1984
(4) 45.71 ft on 04/06/1977
(5) 40.02 ft on 03/08/1967
(6) 46.60 ft on 03/12/1963
(7) 48.78 ft on 01/30/1957
(8) 41.51 ft on 03/01/1955
(9) 41.83 ft on 02/05/1939
(10) 43.80 ft on 03/23/1929
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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 The entire town is flooded except for portions of Riverside Avenue and a half block on Mill Street.
47 Water reaches the top of the levee.
46 Major flooding is occurring. Most of town is flooded except for the center of city which is protected by a levee and small area near hills.
43 Moderate flooding occurs. Water enters some homes.
41 Water is in the business district including the court house and post office.
40 Minor flooding. River is at flood stage and is 430 feet wide.
27 Flood gate is closed to the storm drain system in Prestonsburg.
24 Archer Park is inundated.
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Latitude: 37.670833° N, Longitude: 82.777222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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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
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 587.74 627.74 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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