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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Ohio River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Harpeth River at Franklin are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 34
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.32 ft on 05/02/2010
(2) 35.20 ft on 02/13/1948
(3) 33.65 ft on 03/13/1975
(4) 30.93 ft on 02/04/1990
(5) 30.90 ft on 01/23/1999
(6) 30.64 ft on 03/21/1980
(7) 29.49 ft on 05/07/1984
(8) 29.26 ft on 02/06/2004
(9) 28.67 ft on 03/06/1989
(10) 27.50 ft on 02/16/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.32 ft on 05/02/2010
(2) 15.08 ft on 03/02/2007
(3) 23.28 ft on 01/23/2006
(4) 24.86 ft on 12/01/2004
(5) 29.26 ft on 02/06/2004
(6) 27.50 ft on 02/16/2003
(7) 25.80 ft on 01/24/2002
(8) 25.90 ft on 02/17/2001
(9) 18.64 ft on 03/20/2000
(10) 30.90 ft on 01/23/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 09/25/1999
(2) 0.71 ft on 07/23/1978
(3) 0.75 ft on 08/11/1976
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38 Water may approach properties and structures near the river on Third Avenue South, First Avenue South, and East Main Street. These roads and others in the area may be subject to closure at higher river levels.
35 Flooding of Hillsboro Rd and Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway begins, and may close these major roads at higher river levels.
34 Pinkerton Park is completely flooded.
32 Flooding of properties and structures adjacent to the river near Hillsboro Road and Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway intersection can be expected.
30 Flooding of Pinkerton Park begins, including walking trails and picnic areas.
28 Flooding of properties adjacent to the river begins near Hillsboro Road and Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway.
24 Flooding will affect areas along the Harpeth River from Franklin to Bellevue. In Franklin, water will reach the city park, 4th Street, and portions of Highway 431.
23 Water begins to inundate low lying areas along the banks, including the nursery at Hillsboro Road and Fulton Greer Lane.
22 Flood waters reach Highway 431 (Lewisburg Pike) in Franklin.
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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
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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