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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Levisa Fork at Paintsville are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Prestonsburg Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Fullers Station
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 46.60 ft on 02/01/1862
(2) 45.92 ft on 01/31/1957
(3) 44.20 ft on 03/14/1963
(4) 42.19 ft on 04/06/1977
(5) 42.15 ft on 02/04/1939
(6) 42.00 ft on 03/24/1929
(7) 42.00 ft on 01/29/1918
(8) 41.36 ft on 03/01/1955
(9) 41.06 ft on 01/09/1946
(10) 41.06 ft on 05/08/1958
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.72 ft on 03/01/2021 (P)
(2) 35.00 ft on 02/24/2019 (P)
(3) 37.67 ft on 02/17/2003
(4) 40.45 ft on 05/09/1984
(5) 34.21 ft on 12/09/1978
(6) 42.19 ft on 04/06/1977
(7) 35.17 ft on 01/12/1974
(8) 37.26 ft on 02/26/1972
(9) 37.85 ft on 03/08/1967
(10) 44.20 ft on 03/14/1963
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.06 ft on 07/23/1930
(2) 1.36 ft on 09/20/1955
(3) 1.50 ft on 10/20/1962
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47.4 100 year return period flood.
45.92 Flooding will exceed the highest flood on record. Ninety percent of businesses and eighty percent of homes are flooded.
44.6 50 year return period flood.
44 Right bank overtopped.
42 Major flooding occurs. Businesses begin to flood.
39 10 year return period flood.
38 Moderate flooding occurs. Water enters houses along Bridge Steet, Frank Street, and Euclid Avenue.
35.5 Water is in the Veterans Referral Center building on Euclid Avenue.
35 Low lying areas flood. The underpass at KY 40 is closed, separating the town east of the river. Left bank is overtopped, flooding Bridge Street.
32 Water covers low spot on underpass of KY 40.
(1) Staff Gage
(2) Lower Crest Gage
(3) Gage House
(4) Looking Downstream from Bridge
(5) Staff Gage on Bridge Pier
(6) Small Staff Gage Section
(7) Staff Gage on Bridge Pier
(8) Upper Crest Gage
(9) Looking Upstream from Bridge
(10) Wireweight Gage

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