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Stoner Creek at Paris Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 13.8 ft at 7:00AM Jan 29, 2023Highest Observation: 14.4 ft at 7:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 14.2 ft at 7:00AM Jan 31, 2023Paris Water PlantPRSK2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:55AM Jan 31, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 14.2 ft at 7:00 AM EST 31-Jan-2023. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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 Stoner Creek at Paris are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 30.00 ft on 03/02/1997
(2) 26.70 ft on 04/04/2015
(3) 26.40 ft on 12/09/1978
(4) 26.15 ft on 05/03/2010
(5) 25.30 ft on 01/01/1951
(6) 25.00 ft on 03/05/1964
(7) 24.70 ft on 04/22/1972
(8) 24.40 ft on 04/13/2011
(9) 24.00 ft on 02/16/1989
(10) 23.77 ft on 05/20/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.98 ft on 01/30/2021 (P)
(2) 23.77 ft on 05/20/2020
(3) 18.54 ft on 02/13/2020
(4) 21.51 ft on 12/17/2019
(5) 19.39 ft on 12/01/2019
(6) 18.96 ft on 02/24/2019
(7) 18.90 ft on 02/21/2019
(8) 18.17 ft on 01/24/2019
(9) 17.97 ft on 01/20/2019
(10) 18.14 ft on 12/02/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 7.00 ft on 01/01/1954

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30 Much of south and east parts of town floods.
28 Parts of town are cutoff. Water and Sewage services are out. Scott Ave is closed.
25 Water enters some businesses in low lying areas of Paris. Many homes along creek flood.
22 Water in the yards of homes along Taylor, Chambers, Stoner Avenues and Catherine Street.
20 Water enters yards of homes downstream of water plant. Parts of the Garrard Park flood.
18 Water floods a few low roads on right bank of creek.
(1) Low Spot on Scott Ave
(2) Old Gage House and Dam
(3) Dam
(4) Floodmark from 1997 Flood on Water Plant Office Building
(5) Garrard Park
(6) Lookup Downstream from Gage
(7) Looking Upstream from Gage
(8) Old Gage House
(9) Staff Gage
(10) Microwave Gage
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Latitude: 38.205000° N, Longitude: 84.238056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 772.57 790.57 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 773.16 791.16 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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