River Stages and River Flood Products

Important information regarding flood products.
  • Flood Warnings (product header FLW) may be issued for river forecast points or for longer term inundating flooding for counties.
  • Flood Statements (FLS) may be issued for urban and small stream flooding, or as a follow-up to Flood Warnings.
  • Flash Flood Warnings (FFW) and Statements (FFS) are issued for sudden flooding, usually localized and related to thunderstorms. Flash flood products (FFW and FFS) are not located on this page but can be found on the watch/warning page of this site.
Flood Warning (FLW) None issued by this office recently.   barrier picture
Flood Statement (FLS)   newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hydrologic Statement (RVS)
3-Day forecasts and crests
newest 2 3 4 5 6 7
Hydrologic Summary (RVA)
Morning river and rainfall 
  newest 2 3 4 5 6    
Advanced Hydrologic
Prediction Services (AHPS)


Flood Watches and Outlooks

Flood Potential Outlook (flooding possible beyond 36 hrs.)  newest 2 3 4 5
Flood Watch (flooding possible within 36 hrs)  None issued by this office recently.
National River Flood Outlook (click for full size) National Excessive Rainfall Potential (click for full size)

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Supplemental River Stage and Forecast Links 

River Forecasts for the Lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers  (from Slidell, La., River Forecast Center)
Miscellaneous Hydrological Data and Forecasts (from IWIN)
Lake Barkley Stage and Kentucky Lake Stage (from TVA) 
RiverWatch web site
Click on the logo to visit the RiverWatch Site
Find out about our co-operative observer program on our co-op observer page or read about our Hydrologic Service Area.    


Drought Links

Drought Severity Map NOAA's Drought Information Center


Historical Flooding

Major flooding occurred in the Lower Ohio Valley in March of 1997, resulting in several fatalities and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. See our  post-mortem of the 1997 flood  for details.
The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993 was one of the most catastrophic flood events in American history.


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