USGS 03293548 OHIO RIVER AT 2ND STREET BRIDGE AT LOUISVILLE, KY
This site is operated in cooperation with the
United States Army Corps of
Engineers - Louisville District
Beginning Friday, June 13, 2014 the USGS
streamgage (03293548) located on 2nd Street Bridge will no longer be
the official public reference for the upper pool of the Ohio River at
Louisville, KY. The 2nd Street Bridge gage is being discontinued
after fourteen years of service and is being moved three miles
upstream to the Louisville Water Company water tower (03292494)
that is located near the intersection of Zorn Avenue and River Road.
It is important to note that the water level that was regularly
displayed at the 2nd Street location may not be the identical stage
reading at the water tower due to the difference in elevation between
the two sites.
USGS personnel will shut down the 2nd Street gage at approximately 10
a.m. EDT on June 13, 2014 and start the water tower gage at
approximately 12 noon EDT that same day. Once the water tower gage is
operational it will be the new public reference gage for the upper
pool of the Ohio River at Louisville, KY. The water tower gage is
being installed to better serve the public and local municipalities
and will eventually be able to provide real-time stream discharge
data for the Ohio River, making it only the fourth gage on the 981
mile long Ohio River to accomplish this task.
Water is one of six science
mission areas of the U.S. Geological
Survey. Water's mission is to collect and disseminate
reliable, impartial and timely information that is needed to
understand the nation's water resources. Streamgage data is used
to forecast floods and droughts, manage flood flows, deliver water
supplies, establish water rights and protect threatened aquatic
habitats. The first USGS streamgage became operational January 1st,
1889 in Embudo, New Mexico. To date, the USGS operates just over
8,000 streamgages across the nation and every gage is treated with
the utmost of importance. It is the duty of the USGS to provide the
public with the most accurate and dependable water information that
is scientifically possible.
If you would like more information about this topic please contact
the Kentucky Water Science Center at (502) 493-1900.
USGS 03292494 OHIO RIVER AT WATER TOWER AT LOUISVILLE, KY
This station managed by the Louisville District Office.
Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement
Most recent instantaneous value: 73 03-26-2019 09:00 EDT