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