Skip Navigation Link weather.gov  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Bookmark and Share Navigation Bar End Cap

  
 
Hydrograph River at a Glance Download
Elkhorn Creek at Peaks Mill Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.62 ft at 6:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.63 ft at 6:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 7:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.73 ft at 7:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.64 ft at 7:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.68 ft at 7:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.74 ft at 8:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.76 ft at 8:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 8:30PM May 05, 2021Highest Observation: 7.85 ft at 8:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 9:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.78 ft at 9:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.81 ft at 9:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 9:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.68 ft at 10:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 10:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.69 ft at 10:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 10:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 11:00PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.58 ft at 11:15PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:30PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.52 ft at 11:45PM May 05, 2021Observed: 7.67 ft at 12:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.67 ft at 12:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.6 ft at 12:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.54 ft at 12:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.57 ft at 1:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.6 ft at 1:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.47 ft at 1:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.46 ft at 1:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.4 ft at 2:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.54 ft at 2:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.42 ft at 2:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.47 ft at 2:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.48 ft at 3:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.39 ft at 3:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.45 ft at 3:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.36 ft at 3:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.32 ft at 4:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.31 ft at 4:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.39 ft at 4:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.27 ft at 4:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.32 ft at 5:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.34 ft at 5:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.29 ft at 5:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.14 ft at 5:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.22 ft at 6:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.15 ft at 6:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.2 ft at 6:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.2 ft at 7:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.1 ft at 7:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.99 ft at 7:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.14 ft at 7:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.09 ft at 8:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.02 ft at 8:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.18 ft at 8:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.02 ft at 8:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 9:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 9:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 7.02 ft at 9:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.93 ft at 9:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.86 ft at 10:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.99 ft at 10:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.95 ft at 10:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.84 ft at 10:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.81 ft at 11:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.84 ft at 11:15AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.75 ft at 11:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.74 ft at 11:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.88 ft at 12:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.7 ft at 12:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.75 ft at 12:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.58 ft at 1:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.59 ft at 1:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.54 ft at 2:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.47 ft at 2:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.46 ft at 3:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.41 ft at 3:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.46 ft at 3:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.39 ft at 3:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.37 ft at 4:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.4 ft at 4:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.36 ft at 4:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.28 ft at 4:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.27 ft at 5:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.28 ft at 5:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.23 ft at 5:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.24 ft at 5:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.19 ft at 6:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.2 ft at 6:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.18 ft at 6:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.22 ft at 6:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.14 ft at 7:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.14 ft at 7:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.09 ft at 7:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.1 ft at 8:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.02 ft at 8:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.04 ft at 8:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6 ft at 8:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6.01 ft at 9:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 6 ft at 9:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.98 ft at 9:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.97 ft at 9:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.96 ft at 10:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.9 ft at 10:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 10:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 10:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.86 ft at 11:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.84 ft at 11:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.91 ft at 11:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.84 ft at 11:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 5.91 ft at 12:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.84 ft at 12:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.78 ft at 12:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.78 ft at 1:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.69 ft at 1:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.67 ft at 2:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.7 ft at 3:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.64 ft at 3:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.65 ft at 3:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.63 ft at 3:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.61 ft at 4:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.66 ft at 4:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.57 ft at 5:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.53 ft at 5:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.54 ft at 6:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.49 ft at 6:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.48 ft at 6:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.48 ft at 7:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.45 ft at 7:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.44 ft at 8:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.43 ft at 8:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.36 ft at 9:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.35 ft at 9:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.34 ft at 10:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.34 ft at 10:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.29 ft at 11:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.3 ft at 12:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.26 ft at 12:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.28 ft at 12:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.26 ft at 12:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.22 ft at 1:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.23 ft at 1:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.22 ft at 1:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.19 ft at 1:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.24 ft at 2:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.16 ft at 2:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.26 ft at 2:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.17 ft at 2:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.12 ft at 3:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.17 ft at 3:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.15 ft at 3:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.12 ft at 3:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.13 ft at 4:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.03 ft at 7:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5.02 ft at 7:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5 ft at 8:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5 ft at 8:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 5 ft at 8:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.87 ft at 12:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.82 ft at 1:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.84 ft at 1:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 2:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 3:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 3:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.79 ft at 3:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.76 ft at 4:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.74 ft at 4:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 4:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.75 ft at 5:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.74 ft at 5:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.72 ft at 6:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.68 ft at 6:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.67 ft at 7:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.66 ft at 7:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.66 ft at 8:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.67 ft at 8:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.68 ft at 8:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.64 ft at 8:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.63 ft at 9:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.63 ft at 9:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.62 ft at 9:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.62 ft at 9:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.62 ft at 10:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.62 ft at 10:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.61 ft at 10:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.63 ft at 10:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.6 ft at 11:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.57 ft at 11:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.58 ft at 11:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.58 ft at 11:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.55 ft at 12:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.57 ft at 12:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.56 ft at 12:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.54 ft at 1:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.54 ft at 1:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.53 ft at 1:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.53 ft at 2:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.52 ft at 3:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.47 ft at 4:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.47 ft at 4:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.45 ft at 5:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 4.45 ft at 5:15PM May 08, 2021Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00PM May 08, 2021Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00AM May 09, 2021Forecast: 4.1 ft 8:00AM May 09, 2021Forecast: 4 ft 2:00PM May 09, 2021Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00PM May 09, 2021Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00AM May 10, 2021Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM May 10, 2021Forecast: 5.5 ft 2:00PM May 10, 2021Highest Forecast: 5.8 ft 8:00PM May 10, 2021Forecast: 5.7 ft 2:00AM May 11, 2021Forecast: 5.5 ft 8:00AM May 11, 2021Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00PM May 11, 2021Forecast: 5 ft 8:00PM May 11, 2021Forecast: 4.8 ft 2:00AM May 12, 2021Forecast: 4.6 ft 8:00AM May 12, 2021Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00PM May 12, 2021Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00PM May 12, 2021Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00AM May 13, 2021Forecast: 4 ft 8:00AM May 13, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPKMK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:26PM May 8, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 9:53AM May 8)Latest observed value: 4.45 ft at 5:15 PM EDT 8-May-2021. Flood Stage is 10 ft
Printable Image
About this graph
Tabular Data (UTC)
Tabular Data (EDT)
XML Data
RSS Files
Datum: NGVD29
Metadata
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 Elkhorn Creek at Peaks Mill are issued routinely year-round.

Return to Area Map
Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Gest
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.96 ft on 03/04/1997
(2) 17.50 ft on 09/02/1932
(3) 17.20 ft on 01/01/1937
(4) 15.75 ft on 04/04/2015
(5) 15.26 ft on 02/16/1989
(6) 14.69 ft on 05/03/2010
(7) 14.50 ft on 04/14/1948
(8) 14.35 ft on 03/05/1964
(9) 14.32 ft on 04/05/2008
(10) 14.01 ft on 05/08/1961
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.51 ft on 05/20/2020
(2) 10.91 ft on 12/01/2019
(3) 10.54 ft on 02/24/2019
(4) 10.60 ft on 02/21/2019
(5) 11.93 ft on 11/06/2018
(6) 12.28 ft on 09/24/2018
(7) 13.26 ft on 02/23/2018
(8) 10.26 ft on 06/24/2017
(9) 11.71 ft on 03/02/2017
(10) 10.11 ft on 04/29/2016
Show More Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

Zoom Level:13
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Disclaimer
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
15 Georgetown Road (US 460) floods in village of Forks of Elkhorn.
14 Jones Lane floods. Water approaches Georgetown Road (US 460).
13 Switzer (County 1689) and Indian Gap Roads flood. Goshen Road floods at back entrance to Two Creeks subdivision.
12 North Scruggs Lane floods near Elkhorn Campground.
11 Schoolhouse Road floods.
10 Stillhouse Hollow Road floods.
Photos
(1) Gauge house
(2) Bridge and wire weight gauge looking from gauge house
(3) Gauge from bridge
(4) Looking upstream from bridge
(5) Looking downstream from bridge
(6) Crest stage gauge
(7) Wire weight gauge
(8) Business across from the gauge
(9) Dam on South Elkhorn Creek
(10) Dam on South Elkhorn Creek
(11) Bridge at Forks of Elkhorn
About This Location Collapse

Latitude: 38.268611° N, Longitude: 84.814722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 29 540.2 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

Additional Information Collapse
Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast VS. River Potential
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble River Forecast vs Potential

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

Click individual graphics to enlarge.

USGS Average Streamflow Duration Hydrograph
Resources Collapse
Hydrologic Resources Additional Resources
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Louisville Weather Forecast Office
6201 Theiler Lane
Louisville, KY 40229
(502) 969-8842
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 2-Nov-2020 7:30 PM
Disclaimer
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities