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Cahaba River at Marion Junction Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.63 ft at 12:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 2:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 3:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 3:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 6:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 10:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 10:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 11:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 11:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 12:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 12:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 1:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 1:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 4:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 5:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 7:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 9:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 10:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 10:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 11:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 1:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 2:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 2:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 3:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 3:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 4:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 4:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 5:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 11:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 1:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 3:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 4:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 5:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 8:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.63 ft at 8:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 9:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 9:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 10:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 11:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 12:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 12:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 1:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 1:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 2:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 3:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 4:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 5:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 7:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 8:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 9:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 10:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 5.28 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.3 ft at 12:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:30AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Observation: 5.32 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 2:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 3:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.3 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.28 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.27 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.26 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.25 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.19 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMNJA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:15AM Nov 26, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.08 ft at 10:00 AM CST 26-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 36 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cahaba River at Marion Junction 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: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 36
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 43.80 ft on 02/24/1961
(2) 42.95 ft on 08/16/1939
(3) 41.80 ft on 03/31/1951
(4) 41.50 ft on 12/30/1942
(5) 41.21 ft on 02/18/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 36.87 ft on 04/11/2014 (P)
(2) 34.66 ft on 03/12/2011 (P)
(3) 33.20 ft on 03/30/2009
(4) 31.53 ft on 05/22/2003
(5) 33.12 ft on 02/03/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.80 ft on 09/15/1954
(2) 0.80 ft on 10/19/1954
(3) 1.00 ft on 09/23/1956
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43 Flooding from the Cahaba River extends up to 2 miles to the east and one-half mile to the west of the river.
40 Extensive overflow of farm lands around Marion Junction occurs. Some homes and farms begin to be affected.
36 Flooding is confined mainly to farm and pasture lands in the area.
15 Flooding around Oakmulgee Creek begins and cattle need to be moved to higher ground. Overflow of pasture lands increases at stages above 20 feet.
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Latitude: 32.443889° N, Longitude: 87.180278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 36 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 86.72 ft 122.72 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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