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Alabama River at Montgomery Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 21.69 ft at 9:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 10:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 11:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 12:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 21.84 ft at 1:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 21.85 ft at 2:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22 ft at 3:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.09 ft at 4:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.14 ft at 5:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.21 ft at 6:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.25 ft at 7:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.26 ft at 8:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.34 ft at 9:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.43 ft at 10:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.49 ft at 11:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.57 ft at 12:00PM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 22.64 ft at 1:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.63 ft at 2:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.51 ft at 3:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.48 ft at 4:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.44 ft at 5:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.52 ft at 6:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.6 ft at 7:00PM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 22.64 ft at 8:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.58 ft at 9:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.54 ft at 10:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.49 ft at 11:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 22.32 ft at 12:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 22.2 ft at 1:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 22.1 ft at 2:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 22 ft at 3:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.92 ft at 4:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.86 ft at 5:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.79 ft at 6:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.69 ft at 7:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 8:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 9:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.54 ft at 10:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 11:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.44 ft at 12:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.4 ft at 1:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 2:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 3:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 4:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 5:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.14 ft at 6:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21.13 ft at 7:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 21 ft at 8:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 20.86 ft at 9:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 20.84 ft at 10:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 20.66 ft at 11:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 20.46 ft at 12:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 20.27 ft at 1:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 20.57 ft at 2:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 20.75 ft at 3:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 20.82 ft at 4:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 20.95 ft at 5:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 20.98 ft at 6:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 7:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.03 ft at 8:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 9:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.04 ft at 10:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.11 ft at 11:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.2 ft at 12:00PM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 1:00PM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 2:00PM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 3:00PM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.24 ft at 4:00PM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.16 ft at 5:00PM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.07 ft at 6:00PM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 21.04 ft at 7:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 1:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 21 ft 7:00AM Jul 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.3 ft 1:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 21.2 ft 7:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 21.1 ft 1:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 7:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 1:00PM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 20.7 ft 7:00PM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 20.7 ft 1:00AM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 20.7 ft 7:00AM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 1:00PM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 7:00PM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 1:00AM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 7:00AM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 1:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 20.8 ft 7:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 20.7 ft 1:00AM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 20.7 ft 7:00AM Jul 30, 2014MGMA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:00PM Jul 25, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 7:41AM Jul 25)Latest observed value: 21.04 ft at 7:00 PM CDT 25-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 35 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Alabama River at Montgomery are issued routinely year-round.
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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. RAILROAD BRIDGES BECOME FLOODED AT AROUND 56 FEET.
45 RESIDENTIAL FLOODING BEGINS IN PORTIONS OF NORTH MONTGOMERY. EVACUATIONS WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED AT STAGES AROUND 50 FEET OR HIGHER.
35 EXTENSIVE OVERFLOW 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 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

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
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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