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Kentucky River at Ford Lock Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 13.38 ft at 12:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.37 ft at 12:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.35 ft at 1:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.33 ft at 1:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.32 ft at 1:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.32 ft at 1:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.3 ft at 2:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.29 ft at 2:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.27 ft at 2:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.26 ft at 2:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.25 ft at 3:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.23 ft at 3:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.22 ft at 3:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.14 ft at 4:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.12 ft at 5:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.12 ft at 5:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.1 ft at 5:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.09 ft at 5:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.07 ft at 6:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.07 ft at 6:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.06 ft at 6:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.04 ft at 6:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.03 ft at 7:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 13.01 ft at 7:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.99 ft at 7:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.99 ft at 7:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 8:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 8:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.94 ft at 8:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.94 ft at 8:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.92 ft at 9:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.91 ft at 9:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.89 ft at 9:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 9:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 10:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 10:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 10:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 10:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 11:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.9 ft at 11:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.87 ft at 11:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.84 ft at 11:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.82 ft at 12:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.79 ft at 12:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.77 ft at 12:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.76 ft at 12:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.74 ft at 1:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.73 ft at 1:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.72 ft at 1:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.68 ft at 1:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.66 ft at 2:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.65 ft at 2:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.61 ft at 2:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.59 ft at 2:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.57 ft at 3:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.54 ft at 3:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.53 ft at 3:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.51 ft at 3:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.5 ft at 4:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.48 ft at 4:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.47 ft at 4:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.44 ft at 4:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.43 ft at 5:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.41 ft at 5:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.39 ft at 5:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.38 ft at 5:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.35 ft at 6:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.34 ft at 6:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.34 ft at 6:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.32 ft at 6:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.3 ft at 7:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 7:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 7:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 7:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 8:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 8:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 8:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 8:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 9:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 9:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 9:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 9:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 10:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 10:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 10:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 10:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 11:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 11:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 11:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 11:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 12:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 12:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 12:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 12:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 1:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 1:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 1:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 1:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 2:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 2:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 2:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 2:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.25 ft at 3:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.25 ft at 3:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 3:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.25 ft at 3:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 4:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 4:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 4:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 4:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.23 ft at 5:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.22 ft at 5:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.23 ft at 5:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.21 ft at 5:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.21 ft at 6:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.2 ft at 6:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.2 ft at 6:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.19 ft at 6:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.18 ft at 7:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.18 ft at 7:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.18 ft at 7:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.17 ft at 7:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.16 ft at 8:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.16 ft at 8:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.15 ft at 8:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.14 ft at 8:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.14 ft at 9:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.13 ft at 9:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.12 ft at 9:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.13 ft at 9:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.11 ft at 10:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.11 ft at 10:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.1 ft at 10:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.06 ft at 10:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.04 ft at 11:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12.02 ft at 11:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 12 ft at 11:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.91 ft at 12:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.9 ft at 1:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.87 ft at 1:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.85 ft at 1:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.84 ft at 1:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.81 ft at 2:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.79 ft at 2:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.78 ft at 2:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.77 ft at 2:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.77 ft at 3:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.77 ft at 3:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.77 ft at 3:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.75 ft at 3:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.75 ft at 4:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.74 ft at 4:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.74 ft at 4:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.73 ft at 4:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.73 ft at 5:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.74 ft at 5:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.73 ft at 5:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.72 ft at 5:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.73 ft at 6:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.72 ft at 6:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.73 ft at 6:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.71 ft at 6:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.71 ft at 7:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.72 ft at 7:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.72 ft at 7:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.7 ft at 7:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.71 ft at 8:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.71 ft at 8:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.7 ft at 8:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.69 ft at 8:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.7 ft at 9:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.69 ft at 9:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.68 ft at 9:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.68 ft at 9:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.68 ft at 10:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.66 ft at 10:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.67 ft at 10:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.66 ft at 10:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.65 ft at 11:00PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.65 ft at 11:15PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.64 ft at 11:30PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.64 ft at 11:45PM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 11.64 ft at 12:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.63 ft at 12:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.62 ft at 12:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.6 ft at 12:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.61 ft at 1:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.59 ft at 1:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.58 ft at 1:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.59 ft at 1:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.58 ft at 2:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.57 ft at 2:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.56 ft at 2:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.55 ft at 2:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.55 ft at 3:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.55 ft at 3:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.54 ft at 3:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.53 ft at 3:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.52 ft at 4:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.51 ft at 4:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.5 ft at 4:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.48 ft at 4:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.48 ft at 5:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.47 ft at 5:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.47 ft at 5:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.47 ft at 5:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.46 ft at 6:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.44 ft at 6:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.44 ft at 6:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.42 ft at 6:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.41 ft at 7:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.4 ft at 7:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.4 ft at 7:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.39 ft at 7:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.38 ft at 8:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.37 ft at 8:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.36 ft at 8:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.36 ft at 8:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.36 ft at 9:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.35 ft at 9:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.35 ft at 9:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.34 ft at 9:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.33 ft at 10:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.32 ft at 10:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.32 ft at 10:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.32 ft at 10:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.3 ft at 11:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.31 ft at 11:15AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.29 ft at 11:30AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.29 ft at 11:45AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.3 ft at 12:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.28 ft at 12:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.28 ft at 12:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.27 ft at 12:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.27 ft at 1:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.26 ft at 1:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.24 ft at 1:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.22 ft at 2:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.22 ft at 3:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.23 ft at 3:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.2 ft at 3:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.21 ft at 3:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.21 ft at 4:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.19 ft at 4:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.19 ft at 4:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.17 ft at 4:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.17 ft at 5:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.18 ft at 5:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.17 ft at 5:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.16 ft at 5:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.15 ft at 6:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.15 ft at 6:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.14 ft at 6:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.15 ft at 6:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.14 ft at 7:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.14 ft at 7:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.13 ft at 7:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.12 ft at 7:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.12 ft at 8:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.1 ft at 8:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.11 ft at 8:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.1 ft at 8:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.09 ft at 9:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.09 ft at 9:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.09 ft at 9:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.07 ft at 9:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.08 ft at 10:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.08 ft at 10:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.07 ft at 10:30PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.07 ft at 10:45PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.04 ft at 11:00PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.04 ft at 11:15PM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 11.04 ft at 11:30PM Jun 17, 2021Highest Forecast: 10.8 ft 2:00AM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 10.6 ft 8:00AM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 10.5 ft 2:00PM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 10.4 ft 8:00PM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 10.3 ft 2:00AM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 10.2 ft 8:00AM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 10.1 ft 2:00PM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 10 ft 8:00PM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 9.8 ft 2:00AM Jun 20, 2021Forecast: 9.8 ft 8:00AM Jun 20, 2021Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00PM Jun 20, 2021Forecast: 9.7 ft 8:00PM Jun 20, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFODK2(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (12:25AM Jun 18, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 9:32AM Jun 17)Latest observed value: 11.04 ft at 11:30 PM EDT 17-Jun-2021. Flood Stage is 26 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Kentucky River at Ford Lock are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 24
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.15 ft on 12/10/1978
(2) 38.05 ft on 03/03/2021 (P)
(3) 36.07 ft on 03/01/1962
(4) 35.10 ft on 03/28/1913
(5) 34.80 ft on 02/05/1939
(6) 33.65 ft on 02/01/1957
(7) 33.60 ft on 12/20/1915
(8) 33.60 ft on 02/16/1948
(9) 33.48 ft on 05/10/1984
(10) 32.47 ft on 05/03/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.05 ft on 03/03/2021 (P)
(2) 26.89 ft on 02/26/2019
(3) 32.47 ft on 05/03/2010
(4) 26.29 ft on 06/02/2004
(5) 32.41 ft on 02/19/2003
(6) 28.08 ft on 03/21/2002
(7) 27.07 ft on 03/06/1997
(8) 26.28 ft on 03/12/1994
(9) 28.66 ft on 02/16/1989
(10) 33.48 ft on 05/10/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 8.20 ft on 10/25/1953
(2) 9.00 ft on 10/04/1939

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30 KY highway 388 floods. Some homes are threatened. More sections of Fort Boonesborough State Park flood.
26 Flooding occurs in low lying portions of Fort Boonesborough State Park.
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(1) Looking at the dam from the right bank, stage 15.1 feet
(2) Looking upstream at dam, stage 15.1 feet
(3) Looking downstream at dam
(4) Park office building on left bank below dam
(5) Lockmaster homes on left bank
(6) Gage house
(7) Local resident living near gage house
(8) View of lock and dam from lockmaster house
(9) Site of Fort Boonesboro below dam on left bank
(10) Staff gage on left bank
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Latitude: 37.894722° N, Longitude: 84.262222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26 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 29 556.76 582.76 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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