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NWS: Ohio River to Crest in Paducah at 50 Feet on Thursday

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  The National Weather Service said the Ohio River will crest at 50 feet in Paducah on Thursday.

Crews have installed 14 floodgates on the city’s floodwall as a precautionary measure. Without the floodgates, at 50 feet the river would begin to flow into the city’s downtown area.

The river is expected the remain at 50 feet for approximately a week before dropping.

A remaining nine floodgates will be installed if the water level is forecast to increase.

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