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Alabama River at Montgomery Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 21.75 ft at 1:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.75 ft at 2:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.88 ft at 3:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.95 ft at 4:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.96 ft at 5:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.88 ft at 6:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.81 ft at 7:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 8:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 9:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 10:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 21.19 ft at 11:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 20.99 ft at 12:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 20.78 ft at 1:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 20.82 ft at 2:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 20.81 ft at 3:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.06 ft at 4:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.18 ft at 5:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 6:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.23 ft at 7:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 8:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 9:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.26 ft at 10:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 11:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.31 ft at 12:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 1:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.49 ft at 2:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 3:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.71 ft at 4:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.81 ft at 5:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 6:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.47 ft at 7:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.45 ft at 8:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.4 ft at 9:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 10:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.19 ft at 11:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 21.14 ft at 12:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.18 ft at 1:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 2:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 3:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 4:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.54 ft at 5:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 6:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 7:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.71 ft at 8:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.82 ft at 9:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.87 ft at 10:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.84 ft at 11:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 21.88 ft at 12:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.04 ft at 1:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.17 ft at 2:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.35 ft at 3:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.54 ft at 4:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.68 ft at 5:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.8 ft at 6:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.92 ft at 7:00PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 22.94 ft at 8:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.9 ft at 9:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.77 ft at 10:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.62 ft at 11:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 22.41 ft at 12:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 22.21 ft at 1:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 22.02 ft at 2:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.83 ft at 3:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.68 ft at 4:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 5:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 6:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 7:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.11 ft at 8:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 20.97 ft at 9:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 10:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.47 ft at 11:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 21.47 ft at 12:00PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 1:00PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 20.7 ft 7:00PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 20.6 ft 1:00AM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 7:00AM Nov 01, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.1 ft 1:00PM Nov 01, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.1 ft 7:00PM Nov 01, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.1 ft 1:00AM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 6:00AM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 12:00PM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 6:00PM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 12:00AM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 6:00AM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 12:00PM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 6:00PM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 12:00AM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 6:00AM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 12:00PM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 6:00PM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 12:00AM Nov 05, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 6:00AM Nov 05, 2014MGMA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:45PM Oct 31, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 7:34AM Oct 31)Latest observed value: 21.47 ft at 12:00 PM CDT 31-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 35 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:53
Moderate Flood Stage:45
Flood Stage:35
Action Stage:26

Historical Crests
(1) 59.70 ft on 04/01/1886
(2) 58.10 ft on 02/26/1961
(3) 57.10 ft on 12/11/1919
(4) 56.90 ft on 03/17/1929
(5) 56.00 ft on 11/30/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -4.00 ft on 09/22/1925
(2) -3.90 ft on 09/01/1925
(3) -3.90 ft on 10/13/1925
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58 Extensive flooding of industrial and residential property occurs. Several square miles of industrial and residential property are flooded.
53 Residential flooding becomes widespread in portions of North Montgomery and numerous evacuations may be necessary. The railroad bridge become flooded around 56 feet.
45 Residential flooding begins in portions of North Montgomery. Evacuations will likely be need at stages around 50 feet or higher.
35 Extensive flooding of low lands in the area occurs.
26 Some flooding of low lying areas and secondary roads begins in the Montgomery area. Flooding of the golf course at Maxwell Air Force Base and portions of River Road occurs at stages around 30 feet and higher.
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21 Ft International Paper cannot discharge wastewater and stores it in ponds.
8930 cfs International Paper Prattville Paper Mill discharges must be limited when river flow falls below this.
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Latitude: 32.391944° N, Longitude: 86.317778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 35 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 103.3 ft 138.3 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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