Tuesday, March 4, 1997
Flooded rivers

Here are the rivers in Kentucky accounting for worst flood damage as of Monday:

Licking River

320 miles long. Rises in Magoffin County. Flows northwest through Morgan, Bath, Rowan counties into Menifee County, forming Cave Run Lake. Continues through Fleming, Nicholas counties into Pendleton County, where South Fork enters from Harrison, Bourbon counties. North Fork flows southeast into Bracken, Robertson, Mason, Lewis, Fleming counties. South Fork flows south into Harrison, Bourbon counties. Main stem flows north through Pendleton and between Kenton, Campbell counties. Empties into Ohio River at Covington and Newport.

Ohio River

Borders Kentucky for 665 miles from Catlettsburg to its mouth near Wickliffe, where it empties into the Mississippi.

Kentucky River

255 miles long. Flows from confluence of north and south forks at Beattyville, northwest to Ohio River at Carrollton. Headwaters of the Three Forks - North, Middle and South - rise in Bell, Harlan and Letcher counties on Pine Mountain. River drains nearly 7,000 square miles.

Salt River

140 miles long. Begins 3 miles east of Danville. Empties into Ohio near West Point, Hardin County. Drains 2,920 square miles. From Boyle County, flows north toward Lawrenceburg, then west toward Shepherdsville. Also flows through Mercer, Spencer counties. Tributaries include Rolling and Beech forks. Chaplin River flows into Beech Fork.

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