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Forecasts for the North Fork Kentucky River at Jackson are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 31
Flood Stage: 29
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 43.10 ft on 02/04/1939
(2) 42.90 ft on 05/30/1927
(3) 41.97 ft on 05/08/1984
(4) 41.28 ft on 02/02/1951
(5) 40.55 ft on 02/14/1948
(6) 40.41 ft on 01/30/1957
(7) 40.00 ft on 03/01/1913
(8) 40.00 ft on 01/28/1918
(9) 39.90 ft on 03/24/1929
(10) 39.04 ft on 03/02/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.04 ft on 03/02/2021
(2) 29.09 ft on 02/12/2018
(3) 29.69 ft on 03/05/2015
(4) 34.34 ft on 05/10/2009
(5) 32.17 ft on 05/31/2004
(6) 29.26 ft on 02/07/2004
(7) 37.29 ft on 02/17/2003
(8) 33.30 ft on 04/20/1998 (P)
(9) 31.88 ft on 03/28/1994
(10) 36.18 ft on 12/03/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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43.1 Flooding will exceed the highest flood on record. Large sections of the town are inundated.
41.3 Many homes are inundated.
40 Major flooding. Some businesses are affected.
37 Traffic stopped on left side of bridge on KY 30 and 52.
31 Moderate flooding. Evacuation of homes begins.
29 Low lying areas flood. Water begins inundating Wolverine Road just north of the Hays Depot bridge.
25 HWY 541 near the Kentucky Mountain Bible College is impassable.
(1) Inside Gage House
(2) Staff Gage
(3) Staff Gage Sections
(4) Lower Staff Gage
(5) Tipping Bucket
(6) Inside Water Plant

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