Record or Near-Record River Flood Levels
Across Middle Tennessee

Updated: May 4, 2010 315PM

 

The area rivers have crested but many are still experiencing a slow fall. The following is updated information on crest levels and new records as noted. (Note: Stage data are provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the USGS. Official stages and crest data will be provided by these agencies at a later time.)

 

The crest on the Cumberland at Nashville...at 51.86 feet at 6pm on the 3rd...is the highest level recorded since the Cumberland  River dam system was built in the early 1960s.  The previous record was 47.6 feet on Mar 15, 1975.  Flood stage is 40 feet.    

 

The crest on the Cumberland River at Clarkville...at 62.58 ft at 7am on the 4th...is a new record. The previous record was 57.1 feet on Mar 14, 1975. Flood stage is 46 feet. 

 

The crest on the Duck River at Centerville was 47.5 feet at 10pm on the 3rd.  This is a new record. The previous record was 37.6 feet on Feb 14, 1948. Flood stage is 22 feet.

 

The crest on the Duck River near Hurricane Mills was estimated at 33 feet. This would be a new record. The previous record was 30.7 feet on Feb 14, 1948. Flood stage is 24 feet. 

 

The crest on the Buffalo River near Lobelville was 25.70 feet at 1015pm on the 3rd.  This is a new record. The previous record was 25.2 feet on May 28, 1991. Flood stage is 14 feet.

 

The crest on the Harpeth River near Kingston Springs was estimated at 38 feet.  This would be a new record. The previous record was 32.2 feet on Jan 7, 1946. Flood stage is 20 feet.

 

The crest on the Harpeth River at Bellevue was estimated near 33 feet. This would be a new record.   The previous record was 24.3 feet on Feb 13, 1948.  Flood stage is 20 feet.

 

The crest on the Harpeth River at Franklin was 35.1 feet at 5am on the 2nd.  The record is 35.2 feet on Feb 13 1968.  Flood stage is 30 feet.

 

The crest on the Red River near Port Royal was 49.48 feet at 1130am on the 3rd. This is a new record.  The previous record was 48.3 feet on Mar 13, 1973. Flood stage is 30 feet.

 

 

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