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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 Pineville are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1019
Moderate Flood Stage: 1010
Flood Stage: 1002
Action Stage: 995
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,021.80 ft on 04/05/1977
(2) 1,019.06 ft on 02/07/2020
(3) 1,017.32 ft on 03/18/2002
(4) 1,013.67 ft on 02/11/1994
(5) 1,013.52 ft on 03/05/2015
(6) 1,013.33 ft on 03/29/2021 (P)
(7) 1,013.30 ft on 05/08/1984
(8) 1,013.22 ft on 02/16/2003
(9) 1,012.69 ft on 04/19/1998 (P)
(10) 1,012.12 ft on 12/03/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,013.33 ft on 03/29/2021 (P)
(2) 1,002.19 ft on 03/02/2021 (P)
(3) 1,006.49 ft on 04/13/2020
(4) 1,019.06 ft on 02/07/2020
(5) 1,002.51 ft on 02/24/2019
(6) 1,003.11 ft on 02/21/2019
(7) 1,007.45 ft on 04/24/2017
(8) 1,013.52 ft on 03/05/2015
(9) 1,003.13 ft on 01/31/2013
(10) 1,005.42 ft on 04/16/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.34 ft on 09/27/2004
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1033 Water will overtop the floodwall. Evacuation of the Pineville central business district is necessary.
1023.5 US 25 E floods.
1021.8 Flooding will exceed the highest flood of record.
1019 Protected areas of town and Highway 25 E flood. Floodgates are closed.
1018.2 Homes begin flooding along Fourmile Road.
1016.3 Stewart Branch Road and homes along Highway 25 E begin flooding.
1014.6 Structures begin flooding along Straight Creek.
1013 Flooding threatens US 25 E, Stewart branch Road and Wallsend.
1012 Structures begin flooding along Dorton Branch.
1006.4 Fourmile Road floods.
1005.7 Dorton Branch Road floods.
1005 KY Route 66 north of Straight Creek bridge floods.
1002 Low lying roads flood, including portions of Straight Creek, Dorton Branch, and Fourmile Road.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
(3) Gage House
(4) Inside Gage House
(5) Flood Gate
(6) Flood Gate
(7) Flood Wall

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