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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Green River (KY) at Rochester 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: 50
Moderate Flood Stage: 45
Flood Stage: 37
Action Stage: 34
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 41.60 ft on 01/27/1937
(2) 35.70 ft on 01/01/1913
(3) 31.18 ft on 03/05/1962
(4) 30.70 ft on 03/07/1997
(5) 29.90 ft on 05/12/1984
(6) 29.28 ft on 12/13/1978
(7) 29.20 ft on 02/19/1989
(8) 29.00 ft on 01/14/1950
(9) 28.60 ft on 05/07/2010
(10) 28.40 ft on 03/13/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.30 ft on 03/06/2021 (P)
(2) 19.00 ft on 03/22/2020
(3) 21.00 ft on 02/16/2020
(4) 17.40 ft on 01/02/2020
(5) 19.90 ft on 12/03/2019
(6) 17.00 ft on 04/21/2019
(7) 24.40 ft on 02/28/2019
(8) 24.20 ft on 02/14/2019
(9) 17.00 ft on 01/03/2019
(10) 23.40 ft on 02/27/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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50 Water approaches first floor of some homes in Rochester. Several county roads closed.
47 Rochester is cutoff.
46 KY 70 floods one mile north of Rochester.
45 KY 70 floods between Dunbar and South Hill. Water enters basements in some homes along river in Rochester.
44 KY 1117 floods near Mining City.
37 Reeds and Rochester Ferries remain closed. KY 369 floods one mile north of Rochester.
34 Rochester Ferry stops operation.
(1) Lower Staff Gage Section
(2) Looking Upstream from Ferry, Stage 8.9 Feet
(3) Looking Downstream from Ferry, Stage 8.9 Feet
(4) Upper Staff Gage Section
(5) Ferry Landing on Ohio County Side
(6) Road Leading to Ferry Landing
(7) Ferry at Landing on Ohio County Side looking across to Butler County Side
(8) Remains of Old Dam
(9) Upper Lock Wall near Remains of Dam
(10) Upper Lock Gate
(11) Lower Lock Gate
(12) Downstream from Lock
(13) Old Lock Master House

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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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