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Cumberland River at Williamsburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 3.27 ft at 9:30PM Aug 16, 2019Highest Observation: 3.27 ft at 10:00PM Aug 16, 2019Highest Observation: 3.27 ft at 10:30PM Aug 16, 2019Observed: 3.26 ft at 11:00PM Aug 16, 2019Observed: 3.26 ft at 11:30PM Aug 16, 2019Observed: 3.26 ft at 12:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.26 ft at 12:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.25 ft at 1:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.25 ft at 1:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.25 ft at 2:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.24 ft at 2:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.24 ft at 3:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.24 ft at 3:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.24 ft at 4:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.23 ft at 4:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.23 ft at 5:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.23 ft at 5:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.23 ft at 6:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.23 ft at 6:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.22 ft at 7:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.22 ft at 7:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.22 ft at 8:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.22 ft at 8:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.21 ft at 9:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.21 ft at 9:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:00AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:30AM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.2 ft at 1:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.19 ft at 1:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.18 ft at 3:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.18 ft at 4:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.18 ft at 4:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.18 ft at 5:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.18 ft at 5:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.17 ft at 6:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.17 ft at 6:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.17 ft at 7:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.17 ft at 7:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.17 ft at 8:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.16 ft at 8:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.16 ft at 9:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.16 ft at 9:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.15 ft at 10:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.15 ft at 11:00PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.15 ft at 11:30PM Aug 17, 2019Observed: 3.15 ft at 12:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.14 ft at 12:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.15 ft at 1:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.14 ft at 1:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.14 ft at 2:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.13 ft at 2:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.13 ft at 3:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.13 ft at 3:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.13 ft at 4:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.13 ft at 4:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.12 ft at 5:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.12 ft at 5:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.12 ft at 6:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.12 ft at 6:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.11 ft at 7:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.12 ft at 7:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.11 ft at 8:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.11 ft at 8:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.11 ft at 9:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 10:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 10:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 11:00AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 11:30AM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 12:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 12:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.09 ft at 1:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.09 ft at 2:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.09 ft at 2:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.09 ft at 3:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.09 ft at 3:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.09 ft at 4:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.09 ft at 4:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.08 ft at 5:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.08 ft at 5:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.08 ft at 6:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.08 ft at 6:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.08 ft at 7:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.08 ft at 7:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.08 ft at 8:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.07 ft at 8:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.07 ft at 9:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.07 ft at 9:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.07 ft at 10:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.07 ft at 10:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.07 ft at 11:00PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 11:30PM Aug 18, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 12:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 12:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 1:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 1:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 2:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 2:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.05 ft at 3:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 11:30AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 4:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 4:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 5:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:00PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:30PM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 2:00AM Aug 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 8:00AM Aug 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 2:00PM Aug 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 8:00PM Aug 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 2:00AM Aug 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 8:00AM Aug 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 2:00PM Aug 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 8:00PM Aug 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 2:00AM Aug 22, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 8:00AM Aug 22, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 2:00PM Aug 22, 2019Highest Forecast: 3 ft 8:00PM Aug 22, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00AM Aug 23, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00AM Aug 23, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00PM Aug 23, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00PM Aug 23, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00AM Aug 24, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00AM Aug 24, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWLBK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:07PM Aug 19, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 10:20AM Aug 19)Latest observed value: 3.02 ft at 8:00 PM EDT 19-Aug-2019. Flood Stage is 21 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cumberland River at Williamsburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 27.5
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.03 ft on 04/07/1977
(2) 35.00 ft on 03/31/1886
(3) 34.54 ft on 03/15/1975
(4) 34.20 ft on 01/10/1946
(5) 33.78 ft on 01/31/1957
(6) 32.70 ft on 03/25/1929
(7) 31.96 ft on 02/13/1994
(8) 31.13 ft on 11/30/1973
(9) 31.10 ft on 05/09/1984
(10) 30.90 ft on 02/04/1939
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 28.38 ft on 04/25/2017
(2) 23.48 ft on 02/17/2016
(3) 28.05 ft on 03/06/2015
(4) 23.47 ft on 07/08/2013
(5) 22.59 ft on 02/01/2013
(6) 22.32 ft on 01/17/2013
(7) 21.30 ft on 03/10/2012
(8) 25.84 ft on 11/30/2011 (P)
(9) 24.24 ft on 04/17/2011
(10) 21.87 ft on 03/07/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.50 ft on 09/16/1919
(2) 0.00 ft on 10/28/1947
(3) 0.20 ft on 10/09/1945
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39.4 The levee and floodwall will begin to overtop
37 Floodwall is threatened. Full evacuation of the Williamsburg downtown area is necessary
36 Overtopping or failure of levee and floodwall is possible
35.03 Flooding will exceed the highest flood on record
31 Flooding threatens many homes and businesses. Roads begin to flood, severing evacuation routes. Major flooding threatens downtown area
25 Low lying areas along George Hayes Road flood
21 Flooding threatens low lying roads and structures
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
(3) Gage House
(4) Crest Gage
(5) Crest Gage
(6) Levee
(7) Flood Wall / Levee
(8) Levee
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Latitude: 36.743611° N, Longitude: 84.156111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 21 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 29 891.52 ft 912.52 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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