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Ohio River at Louisville Water Tower Stage (ft)Observed: 13.27 ft at 11:45PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 13.24 ft at 12:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.2 ft at 12:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.24 ft at 12:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.08 ft at 12:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.25 ft at 1:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 1:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.22 ft at 1:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.19 ft at 1:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.16 ft at 2:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.19 ft at 2:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.16 ft at 2:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.08 ft at 2:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.2 ft at 3:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.11 ft at 3:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 3:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.14 ft at 3:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.14 ft at 4:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 4:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.11 ft at 4:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 4:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.11 ft at 5:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.11 ft at 5:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.1 ft at 5:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 5:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 6:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.08 ft at 6:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 6:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.08 ft at 6:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 7:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.12 ft at 7:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.08 ft at 7:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.19 ft at 7:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.12 ft at 8:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 8:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.14 ft at 8:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 8:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 9:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 9:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 9:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.11 ft at 9:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.12 ft at 10:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 10:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.1 ft at 10:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.08 ft at 10:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 11:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.06 ft at 11:15AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 11:30AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.04 ft at 11:45AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.01 ft at 12:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.02 ft at 12:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.01 ft at 12:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 12:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 1:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 1:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.91 ft at 1:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 1:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 2:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.8 ft at 2:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.94 ft at 2:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 2:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.92 ft at 3:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 3:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 3:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.83 ft at 3:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.94 ft at 4:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 4:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 4:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.84 ft at 4:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.75 ft at 5:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.79 ft at 5:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.81 ft at 5:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.84 ft at 5:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.83 ft at 6:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.83 ft at 6:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.75 ft at 6:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 6:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 7:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 7:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 8:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.94 ft at 8:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 8:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 8:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 9:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.04 ft at 9:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 9:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 10:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.02 ft at 10:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.1 ft at 10:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.06 ft at 10:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 11:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.06 ft at 11:15PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 11:30PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 11:45PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 12:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.17 ft at 12:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.17 ft at 12:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.2 ft at 12:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.2 ft at 1:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.19 ft at 1:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.2 ft at 1:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 1:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.23 ft at 2:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 2:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.24 ft at 2:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.26 ft at 2:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.27 ft at 3:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.27 ft at 3:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.27 ft at 3:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.27 ft at 3:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.24 ft at 4:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.28 ft at 4:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.28 ft at 4:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.23 ft at 4:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.23 ft at 5:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.25 ft at 5:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.24 ft at 5:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.29 ft at 5:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.19 ft at 6:00AM Dec 07, 2019Highest Observation: 13.35 ft at 6:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.25 ft at 6:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.22 ft at 6:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 7:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.28 ft at 7:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.17 ft at 7:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.22 ft at 7:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.19 ft at 8:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.16 ft at 8:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.04 ft at 8:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.18 ft at 8:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.03 ft at 9:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.17 ft at 9:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 9:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 9:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 10:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.12 ft at 10:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.11 ft at 10:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 10:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.18 ft at 11:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 11:15AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.01 ft at 11:30AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.11 ft at 11:45AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 12:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 12:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 12:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.15 ft at 12:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.04 ft at 1:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.14 ft at 1:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.09 ft at 1:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.03 ft at 1:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.12 ft at 2:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 2:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.13 ft at 2:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 2:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.05 ft at 3:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 3:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.02 ft at 3:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.06 ft at 3:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 4:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 4:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 4:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.89 ft at 4:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.05 ft at 5:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 5:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.01 ft at 5:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.02 ft at 5:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 6:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.02 ft at 6:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 6:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 6:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 7:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 7:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 8:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 8:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 8:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 8:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 9:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 9:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 9:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 9:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13.04 ft at 10:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.92 ft at 10:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 10:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 10:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 11:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 11:15PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 11:30PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 11:45PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 12:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 12:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 12:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13.02 ft at 12:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 1:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13.03 ft at 1:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 1:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 1:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 2:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 2:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 2:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 2:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.91 ft at 3:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 3:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 3:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.89 ft at 3:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.92 ft at 4:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.94 ft at 4:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 4:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 4:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 5:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 5:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 5:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 5:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 6:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 6:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 6:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 6:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.94 ft at 7:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 7:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 8:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 8:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 8:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 8:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.89 ft at 9:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.92 ft at 9:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.84 ft at 9:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 10:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 10:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.83 ft at 10:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 10:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 11:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.94 ft at 11:15AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.82 ft at 11:30AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 11:45AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.8 ft at 12:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.94 ft at 12:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 12:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 12:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.91 ft at 1:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.84 ft at 1:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.84 ft at 1:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.74 ft at 1:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.86 ft at 2:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.84 ft at 2:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.77 ft at 2:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 2:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.83 ft at 3:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.79 ft at 3:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.82 ft at 3:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 3:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.86 ft at 4:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 4:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.85 ft at 4:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 4:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 5:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.92 ft at 5:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.91 ft at 5:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.9 ft at 5:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 6:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 6:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 6:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.87 ft at 6:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13.01 ft at 7:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.92 ft at 7:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.89 ft at 7:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.93 ft at 8:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 8:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.83 ft at 8:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13.07 ft at 8:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 9:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 9:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.99 ft at 9:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.95 ft at 9:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 13 ft at 10:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.97 ft at 10:15PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.98 ft at 10:30PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.96 ft at 10:45PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 12.88 ft at 11:00PM Dec 08, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMLXK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:38PM Dec 8, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 12.88 ft at 11:00 PM EST 8-Dec-2019.
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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 are not available for the Ohio River at Louisville Water Tower. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Photos
(1) Gage House with Microwave Gage
(2) Wireweight Gage
(3) Catwalk Leading to Gage
(4) Building in Front of Gage
(5) Looking Upstream from Gage
(6) Looking Downstream from Gage
(7) Louisville Skyline from Gage
(8) Water Tower Complex from River
(9) Water Tower Complex Showing 1937 Floodmark
(10) Shipyard on Indiana Side
(11) Arctic Springs Neighborhood on Indiana Side
(12) Water Tower Museum
(13) Water Tower Base
(14) Plaque on Water Tower Base
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Latitude: 38.281111° N, Longitude: 85.702222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 407.18 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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The USGS link contains real-time velocity for the Ohio River at Louisville in feet/sec. To convert to MPH multiply by 0.68.
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