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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Drakes Creek near Alvaton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Bowling Green
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): 3.6

Historic Crests
(1) 42.12 ft on 05/03/2010
(2) 40.43 ft on 06/23/1969
(3) 35.93 ft on 03/12/1975
(4) 35.71 ft on 07/15/1993
(5) 34.00 ft on 02/27/1962
(6) 33.88 ft on 12/09/1978
(7) 32.47 ft on 01/01/1937
(8) 31.54 ft on 01/29/1957
(9) 30.70 ft on 02/14/1948
(10) 30.64 ft on 02/21/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 30.61 ft on 03/01/2021 (P)
(2) 29.56 ft on 02/24/2019
(3) 24.77 ft on 01/01/2019
(4) 25.70 ft on 11/06/2018
(5) 25.55 ft on 02/11/2018
(6) 26.09 ft on 12/24/2017
(7) 27.24 ft on 09/02/2017
(8) 25.93 ft on 05/20/2017
(9) 26.95 ft on 07/08/2016
(10) 24.35 ft on 07/03/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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44 Surface of US 231 bridge floods.
42 US 231...Scottsville Road...floods at Phil Moore Park.
39 Approaches to KY 240 bridge flood.
36 Mt. Lebanon Road is impassable.
33 Parts of Old Stone Golf Course flood.
21 Trails at Phil Moore Park flood.
(1) Old failed bridge near gage
(2) Phil Moore Park
(3) Looking Upstream from Bridge
(4) Wireweight Gauge
(5) Gauge on Bridge
(6) Gauge Housing
(7) Looking Downstream from Bridge

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