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Green River (KY) above Woodbury Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 6.78 ft at 1:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.77 ft at 1:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.75 ft at 1:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.74 ft at 1:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.74 ft at 2:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.73 ft at 2:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.72 ft at 2:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.72 ft at 2:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.71 ft at 3:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.7 ft at 3:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.68 ft at 3:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.67 ft at 3:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.66 ft at 4:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.66 ft at 4:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.64 ft at 4:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.64 ft at 4:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.63 ft at 5:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.63 ft at 5:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.61 ft at 5:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.61 ft at 5:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.6 ft at 6:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.59 ft at 6:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.59 ft at 6:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.58 ft at 6:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.58 ft at 7:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.57 ft at 7:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.56 ft at 7:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.56 ft at 7:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.51 ft at 9:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.5 ft at 9:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.49 ft at 9:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.48 ft at 10:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.48 ft at 10:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.46 ft at 10:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.45 ft at 10:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.44 ft at 11:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.44 ft at 11:15PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.42 ft at 11:30PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.41 ft at 11:45PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 6.4 ft at 12:00AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.39 ft at 12:15AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.37 ft at 12:30AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.36 ft at 12:45AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.35 ft at 1:00AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.34 ft at 1:15AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.33 ft at 1:30AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.32 ft at 1:45AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.3 ft at 2:00AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.29 ft at 2:15AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:30AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:45AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.25 ft at 3:00AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.23 ft at 3:15AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.22 ft at 3:30AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.21 ft at 3:45AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 6.2 ft at 4:00AM Mar 22, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWDHK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:55AM Mar 22, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.2 ft at 4:00 AM CDT 22-Mar-2023. Flood Stage is 26 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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 Green River (KY) above Woodbury 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: 41
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 24
Low Stage (in feet): 2

Historic Crests
(1) 52.67 ft on 01/24/1937
(2) 52.52 ft on 02/17/1989
(3) 47.51 ft on 03/02/1962
(4) 45.57 ft on 01/22/1988
(5) 43.77 ft on 03/26/1952
(6) 43.73 ft on 03/05/1997
(7) 43.72 ft on 05/09/1984
(8) 43.64 ft on 12/11/1978
(9) 42.99 ft on 05/05/2010
(10) 42.95 ft on 03/02/1987
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.90 ft on 03/04/2021 (P)
(2) 29.83 ft on 03/05/2020
(3) 30.00 ft on 02/07/2020
(4) 30.92 ft on 12/19/2019
(5) 30.37 ft on 12/03/2019
(6) 26.58 ft on 03/11/2019
(7) 37.02 ft on 02/26/2019
(8) 34.34 ft on 02/14/2019
(9) 30.11 ft on 02/09/2019
(10) 28.63 ft on 01/02/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.00 ft on 09/17/1902
(2) 6.00 ft on 09/05/1930
(3) 6.30 ft on 08/09/1930

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52 A large section of Woodbury floods. Travel is impossible except by boat.
43 Woodbury is cutoff. Water enters some homes in town.
41 Water approaches KY 403 on opposite side of town near levy. Travel is difficult into town.
40 US 231 at Russellville Road and the William Natcher Parkway interchange floods. Morgantown High School is cutoff.
38 KY 403 between James McKinney bridge and Three Tile Lane floods. US 231 south of Sawmill Road in Morgantown floods.
36 Many parts of Woodbury flood.
33 Old Ferry River Road in Aberdeen floods.
32 Low spots on North and South Church Streets in Woodbury flood.
30 Several county roads flood near Woodbury.
26 KY 403 at James McKinney Bridge floods. Water overflows lock wall.
(1) Gauge house
(2) Looking upstream from railing
(3) Looking downstream from railing
(4) Remnants of the dam which failed in 1965
(5) Old lock chamber
(6) Lower lock gate
(7) Green River Museum and old lock masters house
(8) Old Green River superintendent's office
(9) Historical marker on property
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Latitude: 37.182222° N, Longitude: 86.630000° 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)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 379.60 Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available 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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Potential River Levels - Used to
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Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 10 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.

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From 4/4/2017 on, flood forecasts were moved to this gage (the upper gage of lock and dam #4) from the old lower gage. This gage reads about 7 feet lower.

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