Paducah River Flood Facts
||The top of the
protection is reached at Paducah.
||This flood will exceed
the highest stage on record. Large amounts of
property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many
homes and businesses becomes necessary. The levee
will protect most of the city at this level.
||Many of the industrial
plants upstream in Calvert City are affected at this
stage and higher and may begin to shut down.
||Major flooding occurs
and is widespread on both sides of the river.
||The first gate is closed
in the floodwall in Paducah.
||Property damage begins
on the the Illinois and Kentucky sides of the river.
||Moderate flooding occurs
affecting several small unprotected towns.
||Minor flooding occurs
affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low
||The city of Paducah
starts the first pumps.
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