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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rolling Fork River near Boston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 42
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 33
Low Stage (in feet): 2

Historic Crests
(1) 55.20 ft on 01/26/1937
(2) 53.22 ft on 03/03/1997
(3) 52.62 ft on 02/17/1989
(4) 51.73 ft on 12/10/1978
(5) 51.00 ft on 03/12/1964
(6) 50.74 ft on 05/05/2010
(7) 49.78 ft on 04/17/1972
(8) 48.80 ft on 04/30/1970
(9) 48.49 ft on 05/09/1984
(10) 48.35 ft on 02/01/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 46.24 ft on 03/03/2021 (P)
(2) 38.15 ft on 07/01/2020 (P)
(3) 36.63 ft on 02/14/2020 (P)
(4) 39.19 ft on 12/19/2019 (P)
(5) 36.30 ft on 12/03/2019 (P)
(6) 40.61 ft on 02/26/2019
(7) 37.32 ft on 02/22/2019
(8) 40.70 ft on 02/14/2019
(9) 35.83 ft on 11/08/2018
(10) 36.63 ft on 03/26/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.70 ft on 09/01/1953
(2) 2.70 ft on 10/20/1939
(3) 4.31 ft on 10/20/1987
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55 Water begins flowing over top of floodwall in Lebanon Junction.
53 Water enters Wallace Funeral Home. Water reaches second story in a few homes in Boston. Water is 8 feet deep in parts of New Haven. Travel is impossible.
52 Many homes in Boston flood.
50 Town of Boston is cut off. Water is 3 to 6 feet deep in west and central parts of New Haven. KY 434 floods at bridge in Lebanon Junction.
48 Water may cover parts of US 31E in New Haven.
45 Houses in low areas in Boston flood.
43 Floodwall begins closing in Lebanon Junction.
42 A few homes and trailers outside of Boston flood.
40 Water begins to cross low spots on some county roads. Some homes in flood plain are cutoff.
35 Agricultural bottomland is covered.
(1) Crest gauge
(2) Looking southwest from bridge
(3) Looking northeast at bridge
(4) Wireweight gauge
(5) Looking upstream from bridge
(6) Microwave gauge
(7) Downstream right bank
(8) Elevated house on floodplain
(9) Farm on downstream right bank
(10) Gauge house with rain gauge and antenna
(11) Looking downstream from bridge
(12) Downstream left bank

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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