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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Licking River at Blue Licks Spring are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at McKinneysburg
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 42
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): 3.2

Historic Crests
(1) 47.60 ft on 03/03/1997
(2) 47.40 ft on 01/01/1937
(3) 45.00 ft on 04/13/1948
(4) 41.40 ft on 02/16/1989
(5) 41.20 ft on 03/10/1964
(6) 40.96 ft on 05/05/2010
(7) 40.20 ft on 02/03/1950
(8) 39.50 ft on 12/09/1978
(9) 39.45 ft on 03/02/1962
(10) 39.10 ft on 03/06/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.58 ft on 03/01/2021 (P)
(2) 26.27 ft on 06/18/2019
(3) 26.87 ft on 02/21/2019
(4) 25.55 ft on 02/21/2019
(5) 30.96 ft on 09/25/2018 (P)
(6) 31.28 ft on 09/10/2018 (P)
(7) 28.90 ft on 02/22/2018 (P)
(8) 25.59 ft on 06/24/2017 (P)
(9) 27.23 ft on 03/02/2017 (P)
(10) 27.28 ft on 07/14/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.31 ft on 01/01/1900
(2) 2.90 ft on 10/13/1943
(3) 2.94 ft on 10/14/1942
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47.6 All low areas in and near Blue Licks Spring are flooded.
45 Water reaches surface of old KY 68 bridge over the Licking River.
42 Homes in and near Blue Licks Spring have water in the first floor.
25 Cropland flooding begins.
(1) Looking Downstream from Old Bridge
(2) Battlefield on Right Upstream Side
(3) Floodmark on Garage by Old Bridge
(4) Gauge house
(5) KY 68 Bridge
(6) Old KY 68 Bridge (Closed)
(7) Looking Upstream from Old Bridge
(8) Canfield wire weight gauge
(9) Looking downstream from bridge
(10) IFLOWS gauge
(11) Looking upstream from bridge

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 10 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast VS. River Potential
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble River Forecast vs Potential

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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