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Barren River at Barren River Lake Pool (ft)Observed: 555.21 ft at 1:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.21 ft at 1:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.22 ft at 2:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.22 ft at 2:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.22 ft at 2:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.22 ft at 2:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.22 ft at 3:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 3:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 3:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.22 ft at 3:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 4:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 4:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 4:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 4:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 5:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 5:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 5:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 5:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 6:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.24 ft at 6:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 6:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 6:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.24 ft at 7:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.24 ft at 7:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 7:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.24 ft at 7:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 8:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.24 ft at 8:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.24 ft at 8:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.23 ft at 8:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 9:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 9:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 9:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 9:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 10:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 10:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 10:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 10:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 11:00AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 11:15AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 11:30AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 11:45AM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 12:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.24 ft at 12:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 12:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 12:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 1:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 1:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 1:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 1:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 2:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 2:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 2:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 2:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 3:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 3:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 3:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 3:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 4:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 4:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 4:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 4:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 5:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 5:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 5:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 5:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 6:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 6:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 6:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 6:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 7:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 7:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 7:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.25 ft at 7:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 8:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 8:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 8:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 8:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.26 ft at 9:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 9:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 9:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 9:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 10:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 10:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 10:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 10:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 11:00PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 11:15PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 11:30PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 11:45PM Oct 14, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 12:00AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft at 12:15AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 12:30AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.27 ft 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555.29 ft at 6:45AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 7:00AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 7:15AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 7:30AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 7:45AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 8:00AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 8:15AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 8:30AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 8:45AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 9:00AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 9:15AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 9:30AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 9:45AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.29 ft at 10:00AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.28 ft at 10:15AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.3 ft at 10:30AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.3 ft at 10:45AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.3 ft at 11:00AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 11:15AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 11:30AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 11:45AM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 12:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 12:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 12:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 12:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 1:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 1:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 1:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 1:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 2:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 2:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 2:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 2:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 3:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 3:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 3:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 3:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 4:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 4:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 4:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 4:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 5:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 5:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 5:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 5:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 6:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 6:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 6:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 7:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 7:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 7:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 7:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 8:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 8:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 8:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 8:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 9:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 9:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 9:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 9:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 10:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 10:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 10:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 10:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 11:00PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 11:15PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 11:30PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 11:45PM Oct 15, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 12:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 12:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 12:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 12:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 1:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 1:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 1:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 1:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 2:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 2:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 2:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 2:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 3:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 3:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.32 ft at 3:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 3:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 4:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 4:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 4:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 4:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 5:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 5:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 5:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 5:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 6:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 6:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.33 ft at 6:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 6:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 7:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 7:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 7:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 7:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 8:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 8:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 8:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 8:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 9:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 9:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 9:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 9:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 10:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 10:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 10:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 10:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 11:00AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 11:15AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 11:30AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 11:45AM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 12:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 12:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 12:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 12:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 1:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 1:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 1:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 1:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 2:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 2:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 2:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 2:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 3:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 3:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 3:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 3:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 4:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 4:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 4:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 4:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 5:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.34 ft at 5:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 5:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 5:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 6:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 6:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 6:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 6:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 7:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 7:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 7:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 7:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 8:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 8:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 8:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 8:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 9:00PM Oct 16, 2021Highest Observation: 555.37 ft at 9:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.35 ft at 9:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 9:45PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 10:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 10:30PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 10:45PM Oct 16, 2021Highest Observation: 555.37 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2021Highest Observation: 555.37 ft at 11:15PM Oct 16, 2021Observed: 555.36 ft at 11:30PM Oct 16, 2021Highest Observation: 555.37 ft at 11:45PM Oct 16, 2021Highest Observation: 555.37 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2021Highest Observation: 555.37 ft at 12:15AM Oct 17, 2021Highest Observation: 555.37 ft at 12:30AM Oct 17, 2021US Army Corps of EngineersBRRK2(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (1:25AM Oct 17, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 555.37 ft at 12:30 AM EDT 17-Oct-2021. Flood Stage is 590 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: The future pool levels are furnished by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Barren River at Barren River Lake are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 596
Moderate Flood Stage: 590
Flood Stage: 590
Action Stage: 588
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 583.00 ft on 03/08/1989
(2) 582.00 ft on 05/24/1983
(3) 580.80 ft on 04/18/1994
(4) 579.40 ft on 05/11/1984
(5) 579.00 ft on 01/09/1979
(6) 578.90 ft on 12/01/1978
(7) 578.10 ft on 05/08/2010
(8) 577.90 ft on 05/06/2011
(9) 575.80 ft on 04/01/1975
(10) 572.40 ft on 03/22/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 564.70 ft on 04/22/2015
(2) 564.40 ft on 05/12/2013
(3) 577.90 ft on 05/06/2011
(4) 578.10 ft on 05/08/2010
(5) 563.40 ft on 05/12/2009
(6) 564.20 ft on 04/14/2008
(7) 561.40 ft on 06/20/2003
(8) 564.60 ft on 06/17/1998
(9) 572.40 ft on 03/22/1997
(10) 563.60 ft on 05/22/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 522.33 ft on 11/24/1986
(2) 522.72 ft on 01/03/1987
(3) 522.93 ft on 01/20/1983

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618 Top of dam.
590 Flood pool, spillway elevation.
583 Record elevation on 03/08/1989
573 Quarry Road access road and upper parking lot flood, Bailey's Point access road floods.
572 State Park upper parking lot and boat ramp flood.
568 Browns Ford parking lot floods.
565 Bailey's Point camp loop road floods, some sites unusable.
564 State Park golf course floods.
561 Walnut Creek Marina parking lot floods.
560 Access road to Girl Scout Camp floods.
557 Bailey's Point ramp and Quarry Road parking lot floods.
554 State Park beach closes.
552 Summer Pool.
547 State Park and Quarry Road swim areas dry.
536 Browns Ford ramp unusable.
531 Beaver Creek ramp unusable.
530 Walnut Creek ramp unusable.
525 Winter Pool.
Photos
(1) Intake tower
(2) Right bank of lake
(3) Dam road
(4) Looking downstream from dam road
(5) Looking at dam from tailwater
(6) Tailwater chute
(7) Looking downstream from tailwater
(8) Spillway
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Latitude: 36.891944° N, Longitude: 86.124167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 590 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 Not Available 590 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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