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Cumberland River at Penitentiary Branch in Jackson County Stage (ft)Observed: 14.78 ft at 5:00AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.82 ft at 5:30AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.87 ft at 6:00AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.92 ft at 6:30AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.97 ft at 7:00AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.03 ft at 7:30AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.08 ft at 8:00AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.15 ft at 8:30AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.22 ft at 9:00AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.29 ft at 9:30AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.31 ft at 10:00AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.3 ft at 10:30AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.3 ft at 11:00AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.34 ft at 11:30AM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.38 ft at 12:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.43 ft at 12:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.47 ft at 1:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.49 ft at 1:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.52 ft at 2:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.54 ft at 2:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.52 ft at 3:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.47 ft at 3:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.42 ft at 4:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.34 ft at 4:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.27 ft at 5:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.22 ft at 5:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.19 ft at 6:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.15 ft at 6:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.11 ft at 7:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.06 ft at 7:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 15.01 ft at 8:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.96 ft at 8:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.91 ft at 9:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.86 ft at 9:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.81 ft at 10:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.76 ft at 10:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.73 ft at 11:00PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.75 ft at 11:30PM Aug 21, 2019Observed: 14.8 ft at 12:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.86 ft at 12:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.9 ft at 1:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.89 ft at 1:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.87 ft at 2:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.84 ft at 2:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.83 ft at 3:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.82 ft at 3:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.88 ft at 4:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.97 ft at 4:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.05 ft at 5:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.09 ft at 5:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.13 ft at 6:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.16 ft at 6:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.21 ft at 7:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.28 ft at 7:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.34 ft at 8:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.41 ft at 8:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.47 ft at 9:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.53 ft at 9:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.58 ft at 10:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.65 ft at 10:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.68 ft at 11:00AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.67 ft at 11:30AM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.67 ft at 12:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.71 ft at 12:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.7 ft at 1:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.68 ft at 1:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.58 ft at 2:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.48 ft at 2:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.46 ft at 3:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.53 ft at 3:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.55 ft at 4:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.47 ft at 4:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.39 ft at 5:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.36 ft at 5:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.31 ft at 6:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.28 ft at 6:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.24 ft at 7:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.23 ft at 7:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.17 ft at 8:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.12 ft at 9:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.07 ft at 9:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 15.02 ft at 10:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.96 ft at 10:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.91 ft at 11:00PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.92 ft at 11:30PM Aug 22, 2019Observed: 14.94 ft at 12:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 14.93 ft at 12:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 14.93 ft at 1:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 14.96 ft at 1:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.03 ft at 2:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.11 ft at 2:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.16 ft at 3:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.17 ft at 4:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.19 ft at 4:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.22 ft at 5:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.26 ft at 5:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.31 ft at 6:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.35 ft at 6:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.39 ft at 7:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.45 ft at 7:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.49 ft at 8:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.56 ft at 8:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.63 ft at 9:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.69 ft at 9:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.74 ft at 10:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.8 ft at 10:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.81 ft at 11:00AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.79 ft at 11:30AM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.8 ft at 12:00PM Aug 23, 2019Highest Observation: 15.82 ft at 12:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.81 ft at 1:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.77 ft at 1:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.74 ft at 2:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.73 ft at 2:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.73 ft at 3:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.74 ft at 3:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.7 ft at 4:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.64 ft at 4:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.59 ft at 5:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.54 ft at 5:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.5 ft at 6:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.45 ft at 6:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.41 ft at 7:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.36 ft at 7:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.32 ft at 8:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.26 ft at 8:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.22 ft at 9:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.16 ft at 9:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.11 ft at 10:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.05 ft at 10:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.02 ft at 11:00PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.04 ft at 11:30PM Aug 23, 2019Observed: 15.04 ft at 12:00AM Aug 24, 2019Observed: 15.03 ft at 12:30AM Aug 24, 2019Observed: 15.04 ft at 1:00AM Aug 24, 2019Observed: 15.1 ft at 1:30AM Aug 24, 2019Observed: 15.16 ft at 2:00AM Aug 24, 2019Observed: 15.24 ft at 2:30AM Aug 24, 2019Observed: 15.29 ft at 3:00AM Aug 24, 2019Observed: 15.29 ft at 3:30AM Aug 24, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPENT1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:46AM Aug 24, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 15.29 ft at 3:30 AM CDT 24-Aug-2019. Flood Stage is 30 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Cumberland River at Penitentiary Branch in Jackson County. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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43 Widespread major flooding continues to impact areas along the river and the adjacent tributaries, including many residential, commercial, and inudstrial properties in the Gainesboro and Granville areas, as well as Big Bottom, Moore Bottom, Whites Bend, Smith Bend, Holleman Bend, Brooks Bend, Sullivan Bend, and Mc Clures Bend. Many main highways and secondary roads in these areas are impassable, including Hwy 53, Hwy 135, Hwy 262, TN-85, and Hwy 96.
40 Widespread flooding along the river and the adjacent tributaries is impacting many properties in the Gainesboro and Granville areas, and properties in Big Bottom, Moore Bottom, Whites Bend, Smith Bend, Holleman Bend, Brooks Bend, Sullivan Bend, and Mc Clures Bend. Many main highways and secondary roads in and around these areas are also covered with water and impassable, including Hwy 53, Hwy 135, Hwy 262, TN-85, and Hwy 96.
38 Significant flooding continues to impact properties along the river and the adjacent tributaries including areas near Gainesboro and Granville, and primary roads including Hwy 53, Hwy 135, Hwy 262, TN-85, and Hwy 96. Also affected are Big Bottom Rd from Brimstone Creek Rd to Hwy 56, Free State Rd, Brooks Bend Ln near Funn Branch Rd, Anderson Village Ln, Cassety Ln, and Gainesboro Village Ln.
35 Significant flooding is impacting agricultural, residential, and industrial properties along the river and adjacent tributaries. Locations impacted include N Murray St and Birch St in Gainesboro, Hwy 53, Hwy 135, Hwy 262, TN-85, Hwy 96, Big Bottom Rd from Brimstone Creek Rd to Hwy 56, Free State Rd, Trace Creek Rd near Hicks Hollow, Fort Blount Ferry Rd, Smith Bend Ln, Sullivan Bend Rd, and Brooks Bend Ln near Funn Branch Rd. Water approaches properties on Anderson Village Ln and Cassety Ln.
32 Flooding continues to impact roads and properties along the river and the adjacent tributaries, including Hwy 53, Hwy 135, Free State Rd, N Murray St, and Reeves Dr near Gainesboro, Trace Creek Rd near Hicks Hollow, portions of Hwy 262 and TN-85, TN-85 at Indian Creek Rd and the Hwy 262 junction, Fort Blount Ferry Rd, Smith Bend Ln, Hwy 96 near Granville, and Sullivan Bend Rd. Water approaches Brooks Bend Ln ner Funn Branch Rd, and sections of Big Bottom Rd between Brimstone Creek Rd and Hwy 96.
30 Flood waters are impacting many primary roads near the river including Hwy 53 near Sugar Creek Rd, Hwy 135 and Free State Rd near Gainesboro, Trace Creek Rd near Hicks Hollow, Hwy 262 between the Jackson County Fairgrounds and TN-85, TN-85 at Indian Creek Rd and the Hwy 262 junction, Fort Blount Ferry Rd, Smith Bend Ln, Hwy 96 near Granville, and Sullivan Bend Rd. In Gainesboro, water begins to impact industrial proerties on Hwy 53, and residential properties on N Murray St and Reeves Dr.
28 Water continues to inundate low lying areas along the river, including agricultural areas, marinas, and the adjacent tributaries including Roaring River, Jennings Creek, Wartrace Creek, Flynn Creek, Salt Lick Creek, Martin Creek, Little Indian Creek, and Defeated Creek. Many roads and bridges near the river may begin to be impacted by water, as well as areas near Granville, and the Jackson County Airport.
26 Low lying areas along the river and the adjacent tributaries begin to be inundated, including the Roaring River and Roaring River Park, Jennings Creek, Wartrace Creek, Flynn Creek, Salt Lick Creek, Martin Creek, Little Indian Creek, and Defeated Creek. Water also approaches many roads and bridges near the river, and portions of the Jackson County Airport grounds.
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Latitude: 36.439167° N, Longitude: 85.595000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 30 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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
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