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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the North Fork Kentucky River at Hazard are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Jackson
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 33
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 37.54 ft on 01/29/1957
(2) 36.30 ft on 01/01/1912
(3) 35.00 ft on 03/12/1963
(4) 34.00 ft on 05/30/1927
(5) 32.12 ft on 05/07/1984
(6) 32.06 ft on 04/05/1977
(7) 29.95 ft on 02/03/1939
(8) 29.85 ft on 03/07/1967
(9) 27.35 ft on 10/17/1989
(10) 27.20 ft on 02/01/1951
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.84 ft on 03/28/2021
(2) 25.01 ft on 03/01/2021
(3) 25.80 ft on 02/07/2020
(4) 23.66 ft on 02/11/2018
(5) 20.07 ft on 04/24/2017
(6) 24.18 ft on 03/05/2015
(7) 20.36 ft on 04/11/2003 (P)
(8) 26.94 ft on 02/16/2003 (P)
(9) 24.26 ft on 03/18/2002 (P)
(10) 25.47 ft on 04/19/1998 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.20 ft on 06/28/1954
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37.5 Flooding will exceed highest stage on record. Most of Hazard is covered. Water is four feet deep in some sections of business district.
34.6 Main street is flooded in front of the First National Bank building.
33 Major flooding occurs. Much of the business district is covered.
29.4 Flooding reaches the front of the old railroad station.
28.5 Flood waters cover the foot of the Depot bridge.
27 Moderate flooding occurs. The lower part of the business district is affected.
25 Flooding begins in some basements.
20 Low lying areas flood. The street at the mouth of Big Bottom Branch is flooded.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
(3) Wire Weight
(4) Inside Gage House
(5) DCP Shelter

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1329 Airport Road
Jackson, KY 41339
(606) 666-8000
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