Paducah city officials are installing four additional floodgates today after the National Weather Service increased the Ohio River’s predicted crest.
NWS predicts the crest to be its highest in Paducah at 51.5 feet Sunday morning. The forecast is an 8th all-time high for Ohio River in Paducah.
The city installed roughly fifteen floodgates across 9 locations Tuesday in anticipation for rising water levels.
Paducah Public Information Officer Pam Spencer said the city typically starts installing floodgates when the forecast reaches 49 feet.