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Cumberland River at Cheatham Lock and Dam Inflow Discharge (kcfs)Highest Forecast: 11.67 kcfs 6:00PM Dec 06, 2023Forecast: 9.51 kcfs 12:00AM Dec 07, 2023Forecast: 8.43 kcfs 6:00AM Dec 07, 2023Forecast: 6.27 kcfs 12:00PM Dec 07, 2023Forecast: 10.08 kcfs 6:00PM Dec 07, 2023Forecast: 7.92 kcfs 12:00AM Dec 08, 2023Forecast: 8.4 kcfs 6:00AM Dec 08, 2023Forecast: 6.24 kcfs 12:00PM Dec 08, 2023Forecast: 10.06 kcfs 6:00PM Dec 08, 2023Forecast: 7.9 kcfs 12:00AM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 6.82 kcfs 6:00AM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 1.41 kcfs 12:00PM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 6.67 kcfs 6:00PM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 6.67 kcfs 12:00AM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 5.61 kcfs 6:00AM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 1.39 kcfs 12:00PM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 6.65 kcfs 6:00PM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 6.65 kcfs 12:00AM Dec 11, 2023Forecast: 7.15 kcfs 6:00AM Dec 11, 2023U.S. Army Corps of EngineersCHET1(plotting QTIRZ) Graph Created (5:31PM Dec 6, 2023)Forecast (issued 8:30AM Dec 6)Flood Flow is 90 kcfs
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cumberland River at Cheatham Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 0
Moderate Flood Flow: 0
Flood Flow: 90
Action Flow: 75
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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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.
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Latitude: 36.324444° N, Longitude: 87.224444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS flow Not Available Not Available 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 Not Available 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
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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