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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Salt River (KY) at Shepherdsville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Cannelton Lock and Dam
Zoom Level:13
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): 0.4

Historic Crests
(1) 47.30 ft on 01/26/1937
(2) 41.50 ft on 03/11/1964
(3) 40.92 ft on 03/03/1997
(4) 40.84 ft on 05/09/1961
(5) 38.04 ft on 03/07/1945
(6) 35.84 ft on 03/20/1943
(7) 34.91 ft on 02/26/2018
(8) 33.40 ft on 03/06/1964
(9) 33.10 ft on 04/28/2011
(10) 32.58 ft on 12/10/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.91 ft on 02/26/2018
(2) 33.10 ft on 04/28/2011
(3) 40.92 ft on 03/03/1997
(4) 31.30 ft on 02/16/1990
(5) 31.82 ft on 02/16/1989
(6) 32.01 ft on 09/23/1979
(7) 32.58 ft on 12/10/1978
(8) 41.50 ft on 03/11/1964
(9) 33.40 ft on 03/06/1964
(10) 31.64 ft on 02/28/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.20 ft on 01/01/1900
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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40 KY 61 is closed. Water enters downtown business district.
36 Access road into Frank E. Simon park floods.
35 Water covers several low roads near river.
33 Corner of First and Buckman Street north of bridge flood.
32 Water covers low spot of KY 61 at north end of bridge.
(1) Gauge House
(2) Wireweight Gauge
(3) Wireweight Gauge (zoomed in)
(4) Staff Gauge
(5) Crest Gauge
(6) Looking Upstream from Bridge
(7) Looking Downstream from Bridge
(8) KY 61 Bridge from Park Landing
(9) Looking West on 1st Street From Gauge House
(10) Low Spot on Plum Street
(11) Riverside Park
(12) Park Landing

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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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USGS Average Streamflow
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