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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cumberland River at Cumberland are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Baxter
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.50 ft on 01/29/1957
(2) 15.88 ft on 04/04/1977
(3) 15.50 ft on 03/23/1929
(4) 15.20 ft on 01/01/1927
(5) 15.00 ft on 01/28/1918
(6) 15.00 ft on 05/30/1927
(7) 14.75 ft on 03/12/1963
(8) 14.65 ft on 01/07/1946
(9) 14.64 ft on 12/30/1969
(10) 14.30 ft on 07/01/1939
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.75 ft on 02/16/2003
(2) 12.63 ft on 03/18/2002
(3) 12.03 ft on 03/18/2002
(4) 11.64 ft on 12/02/1991
(5) 11.44 ft on 05/07/1984
(6) 15.88 ft on 04/04/1977
(7) 10.78 ft on 03/30/1975
(8) 12.30 ft on 01/11/1974
(9) 12.07 ft on 11/28/1973
(10) 11.96 ft on 03/16/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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16.5 Flooding will exceed the highest flood on record.
16 Downtown streets and approach of ky 2179 bridge flood.
14 Low lying private yards are flooded.
13.5 Water begins affecting some low lying businesses.
12 Low lying areas flood. Parking lot of business floods.
11 River is at bankfull.
(1) Gage House
(2) Wireweight Gage
(3) Staff Gage
(4) Staff Gage on KY 1254 Bridge Pier
(5) Upper Crest Gage
(6) Lower Crest Gage
(7) Looking Upstream from Bridge
(8) Looking Downstream from Bridge

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Jackson, KY 41339
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