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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Kentucky River at Booneville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Oneida Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 21.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.33 ft on 03/01/2021
(2) 43.40 ft on 01/30/1957
(3) 41.70 ft on 06/29/1947
(4) 41.12 ft on 05/08/1984
(5) 40.74 ft on 02/28/1962
(6) 40.50 ft on 02/01/1939
(7) 40.36 ft on 03/14/1975
(8) 39.85 ft on 03/13/1963
(9) 39.30 ft on 03/23/1929
(10) 38.83 ft on 01/08/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.18 ft on 03/29/2021
(2) 44.33 ft on 03/01/2021
(3) 28.39 ft on 05/20/2020
(4) 27.33 ft on 02/14/2020
(5) 32.09 ft on 02/07/2020
(6) 29.05 ft on 12/31/2019 (P)
(7) 31.31 ft on 12/17/2019 (P)
(8) 32.09 ft on 02/24/2019
(9) 30.59 ft on 02/21/2019
(10) 29.72 ft on 02/17/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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44.33 Flooding will exceed the highest flood on record. Town is completely cut off.
35 Water enters the basement of a home off of Highway 30 on the right bank of the river.
27 Low lying areas flood. The bridge at Upper Wolf Creek Road, Shephards Lane, and the east end of Applegate Road at Buck Creek are impassable.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
(3) Staff Gages
(4) Gage House
(5) Inside Gage House

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