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Cahaba River near Cahaba Heights Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.52 ft at 4:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 4:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 5:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 3:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 3:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 5:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 9:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 9:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 9:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 9:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 10:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 5:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 6:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 6:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 7:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 7:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 11:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 11:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 11:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 2:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 2:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 2:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 3:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 10:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 10:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 10:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 12:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 12:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 3:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 7:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 7:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 7:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 7:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 8:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 8:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 8:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 3:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 3:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 3:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 3:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 4:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 4:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 4:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 4:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 5:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 5:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 5:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 5:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 6:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 6:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 6:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 6:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 7:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 7:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 7:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 7:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 8:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 8:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 8:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 8:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 9:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 11:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 12:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:00AM Aug 28, 2014Highest Observation: 1.64 ft at 2:15AM Aug 28, 2014Highest Observation: 1.64 ft at 2:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:30AM Aug 28, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCHGA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:15AM Aug 28, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.63 ft at 3:30 AM CDT 28-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cahaba River near Cahaba Heights are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:24
Moderate Flood Stage:22
Flood Stage:14
Action Stage:14

Historical Crests
(1) 27.91 ft on 05/08/2003
(2) 24.00 ft on 06/29/1999
(3) 23.95 ft on 09/17/2004
(4) 23.24 ft on 11/24/2004
(5) 22.28 ft on 04/04/2000 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.17 ft on 08/26/1977
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25 Severe residential flooding occurs in areas near the river.
24 Residential flooding becomes more severe and widespread near the river.
22.5 Some residential flooding develops as the river continues to rise.
20 Water overflows the yards of some homes near the river.
17 Flooding of some commercial property in the area begins as stages continues to rise.
14 Minor flooding occurs in the Cahaba Heights area.
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14 CFS Kayak trip from Grants Mill to Highway 280. Have to get out and walk through shallow areas.
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Latitude: 33.415556° N, Longitude: 86.739722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 410 ft 424 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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