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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 High Bridge Lock are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Camp Nelson Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:13
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 39
Moderate Flood Stage: 36
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 53.10 ft on 12/08/1978
(2) 52.90 ft on 01/01/1972
(3) 43.69 ft on 05/03/2010
(4) 42.41 ft on 04/16/1972
(5) 42.20 ft on 01/23/1937
(6) 38.50 ft on 02/16/1989
(7) 37.90 ft on 03/10/1994
(8) 37.90 ft on 03/01/1962
(9) 37.31 ft on 03/03/1997
(10) 36.50 ft on 01/03/1924
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 30.23 ft on 02/24/2019
(2) 31.98 ft on 04/15/2015
(3) 43.69 ft on 05/03/2010
(4) 31.60 ft on 02/18/2004
(5) 34.48 ft on 02/18/2003
(6) 34.50 ft on 03/21/2002
(7) 37.31 ft on 03/03/1997
(8) 30.75 ft on 05/19/1995
(9) 37.90 ft on 03/10/1994
(10) 33.30 ft on 12/31/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.70 ft on 11/24/1912
(2) 5.53 ft on 09/21/1972
(3) 5.70 ft on 09/29/1966
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39 Dix Drive floods completely.
36 Water enters homes along Dix Drive.
30 Large portion of Dix Drive floods.
26 Dix Drive begins to flood.
(1) Upper Staff Gage Sections
(2) Upper Staff Gage Sections
(3) Upper Chamber Staff Gage
(4) Upper Gate
(5) Upper Crest Gage
(6) Upper Wall Staff Gage
(7) Lower Staff Gage Sections
(8) Staff Gage at Dix Drive and Lock 7 Road
(9) Railroad Bridge from Dix Drive
(10) Middle Crest Gage
(11) Lower Wall Staff Gage
(12) Lower Crest Gage
(13) Lock Chamber
(14) Flood Marks on Gage House
(15) Gage House
(16) Power Station and Dam
(17) Looking Downstream
(18) Looking Upstream

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) 7 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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