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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kentucky River at Camp Nelson are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at High Bridge Lock
Zoom Level:13
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 36
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 46.02 ft on 05/03/2010
(2) 41.30 ft on 03/02/1962
(3) 41.20 ft on 01/23/1937
(4) 40.00 ft on 03/28/1913
(5) 38.60 ft on 12/20/1915
(6) 38.60 ft on 02/06/1939
(7) 38.52 ft on 02/02/1957
(8) 38.44 ft on 02/19/2003
(9) 37.60 ft on 02/17/1948
(10) 36.30 ft on 01/26/1920
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.03 ft on 04/04/2015 (P)
(2) 46.02 ft on 05/03/2010
(3) 38.44 ft on 02/19/2003
(4) 41.30 ft on 03/02/1962
(5) 38.52 ft on 02/02/1957
(6) 35.20 ft on 03/04/1955
(7) 35.40 ft on 02/02/1950
(8) 37.60 ft on 02/17/1948
(9) 38.60 ft on 02/06/1939
(10) 41.20 ft on 01/23/1937
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 10.70 ft on 07/20/2010
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(1) Dam Inside Lock Chamber
(2) Upper Pool Staff Gage on Lock Wall
(3) Upper Gate
(4) Higher Crest Gage
(5) Middle Crest Gage and Staff Section
(6) Lower Gate and Staff Gage
(7) Looking Upstream from Lock
(8) Looking Downstream from Lock
(9) 1937 Flood Mark on Gage House
(10) Looking at Dam from Downstream End of Lockwall
(11) Looking at Dam from Hillside
(12) Upper Pool Staff Gage Sections
(13) Overview of Lock and Dam
(14) Lower Crest Gage and Staff Section
(15) Staff Gage on Gage House
(16) Gage House

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