Kentucky Flow Report

June 20, 2024

Streamflow levels across Kentucky are currently 63.0% of normal, with the Ohio River At Old Shawneetown reporting the highest discharge in the state with 259000cfs and gauge stage of 24.58 ft. Meanwhile, the Ohio River At Greenup Dam Near Greenup is seeing a spike in streamflows today after experiencing a 186.44% increase since yesterday, and currently running at 33800cfs.

Maximum gauge stage in the state was last observed at the Ohio River At Old Shawneetown, currently reporting a stage of 24.58ft. The Kentucky River At Lock 12 Near Irvine in the Upper Kentucky watershed is surging for this time of year at 8300cfs, about 344.26% of normal.

Surface Flow Characteristics

Kentucky has a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot summers and mild winters with a high frequency of precipitation. The major rivers in Kentucky include the Ohio, Kentucky, Cumberland, and Tennessee rivers, which are all major tributaries to the Mississippi River. The Ohio River is the largest flow in the state and is heavily used for commercial transportation. Kentucky also has several large reservoirs and dams, including the Kentucky Dam, Barkley Dam, and Wolf Creek Dam. These dams regulate flow and provide hydroelectric power to the region. The state's hydrology is affected by the Appalachian Mountains, which contribute to increased runoff in the eastern part of the state. Snowpack is not a significant factor in Kentucky's hydrology.

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