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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Sandy River (KY) at Fullers Station are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Paintsville Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 64
Moderate Flood Stage: 59
Flood Stage: 49
Action Stage: 45
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 48.40 ft on 04/03/1908
(2) 46.37 ft on 05/08/1958
(3) 46.36 ft on 03/02/1955
(4) 45.64 ft on 02/28/1962
(5) 45.00 ft on 04/07/1977
(6) 44.70 ft on 03/14/1963
(7) 44.60 ft on 03/03/2021
(8) 44.43 ft on 01/31/1957
(9) 42.73 ft on 03/07/2015
(10) 39.25 ft on 03/04/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 44.60 ft on 03/03/2021
(2) 33.00 ft on 04/05/2015
(3) 33.42 ft on 03/13/2015
(4) 42.73 ft on 03/07/2015
(5) 31.23 ft on 03/12/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.70 ft on 10/01/1960
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64 Railroad tracks along the river start to flood between 59 to 63 feet. Route 23 near gage starts to flood near 68 feet. Power Plant 1.5 miles downstream from the river gage starts to flood between 68 to 73 feet. Several areas along the river in Louisa, Kentucky and Fort Gay, West Virginia are flooded.
59 Railroad tracks along the river start to flood between 59 to 63 feet. Several low areas are flooded on both sides of the river.
49 Low lying and poor drainage areas along the river start to flood near 49 feet. Louisa city pool and park start to flood between 50 and 55 feet. Low areas in and around Fort Gay, West Virginia start to flood between 50 and 55 feet.
(1) US Route 23/RR Tracks/Power Plant in KY
(2) Louisa KY City Pool and Park/ Low areas Fort Gay WV

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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) 10 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast vs. River Potential
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 10 day graphics.

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