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Black Warrior River at Oliver Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 96.23 ft at 2:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.21 ft at 2:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.23 ft at 2:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.26 ft at 3:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.29 ft at 3:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.28 ft at 3:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.26 ft at 3:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.24 ft at 4:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.24 ft at 4:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.26 ft at 4:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.24 ft at 4:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.23 ft at 5:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.27 ft at 5:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.23 ft at 5:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.19 ft at 5:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.34 ft at 6:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.28 ft at 6:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.32 ft at 6:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.3 ft at 6:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.36 ft at 7:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.4 ft at 7:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.36 ft at 7:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.49 ft at 7:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.38 ft at 8:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.8 ft at 8:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.54 ft at 8:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.45 ft at 8:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.46 ft at 9:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.52 ft at 9:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.53 ft at 9:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.59 ft at 9:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.53 ft at 10:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.81 ft at 10:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.82 ft at 10:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 96.88 ft at 10:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97 ft at 11:00AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.1 ft at 11:15AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.15 ft at 11:30AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.32 ft at 11:45AM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.42 ft at 12:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.61 ft at 12:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.61 ft at 12:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.69 ft at 12:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 97.97 ft at 1:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 98.21 ft at 1:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 98.34 ft at 1:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 98.51 ft at 1:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.05 ft at 2:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 98.96 ft at 2:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.08 ft at 2:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.2 ft at 2:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.35 ft at 3:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.53 ft at 3:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.7 ft at 3:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.82 ft at 3:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 99.93 ft at 4:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.04 ft at 4:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.28 ft at 4:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.35 ft at 4:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.46 ft at 5:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.47 ft at 5:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.64 ft at 5:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.77 ft at 5:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.84 ft at 6:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.92 ft at 6:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 100.93 ft at 6:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.34 ft at 6:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.4 ft at 7:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.37 ft at 7:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.26 ft at 7:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.44 ft at 7:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.48 ft at 8:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.74 ft at 8:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.43 ft at 8:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.69 ft at 8:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.6 ft at 9:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.61 ft at 9:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.64 ft at 9:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.87 ft at 9:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.69 ft at 10:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.72 ft at 10:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.69 ft at 10:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.78 ft at 10:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.82 ft at 11:00PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.82 ft at 11:15PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.83 ft at 11:30PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 101.82 ft at 11:45PM Jul 04, 2015Observed: 102.06 ft at 12:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.95 ft at 12:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.94 ft at 12:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.94 ft at 12:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.92 ft at 1:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.9 ft at 1:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.92 ft at 1:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.92 ft at 1:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.95 ft at 2:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.93 ft at 2:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.97 ft at 2:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.92 ft at 2:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.94 ft at 3:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.98 ft at 3:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.01 ft at 3:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.05 ft at 3:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.07 ft at 4:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.11 ft at 4:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.17 ft at 4:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.18 ft at 4:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.23 ft at 5:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.26 ft at 5:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.28 ft at 5:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.33 ft at 5:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.3 ft at 6:00AM Jul 05, 2015Highest Observation: 102.34 ft at 6:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.25 ft at 6:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.11 ft at 6:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.06 ft at 7:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102.01 ft at 7:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 102 ft at 7:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.98 ft at 7:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.82 ft at 8:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.82 ft at 8:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.74 ft at 8:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.7 ft at 8:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.67 ft at 9:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.62 ft at 9:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.68 ft at 9:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.5 ft at 9:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.52 ft at 10:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.42 ft at 10:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.3 ft at 10:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.27 ft at 10:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.58 ft at 11:00AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.29 ft at 11:15AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.24 ft at 11:30AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.15 ft at 11:45AM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 101.12 ft at 12:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.9 ft at 12:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.76 ft at 12:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.73 ft at 12:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.7 ft at 1:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.84 ft at 1:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.46 ft at 1:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.34 ft at 1:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.22 ft at 2:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 100.13 ft at 2:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.94 ft at 2:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.93 ft at 2:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.86 ft at 3:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.76 ft at 3:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.64 ft at 3:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.6 ft at 3:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.51 ft at 4:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.41 ft at 4:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.55 ft at 4:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.34 ft at 4:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.25 ft at 5:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.21 ft at 5:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.19 ft at 5:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.12 ft at 5:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 99.05 ft at 6:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.93 ft at 6:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.91 ft at 6:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.85 ft at 6:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.82 ft at 7:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.75 ft at 7:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.68 ft at 7:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.61 ft at 7:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.58 ft at 8:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.53 ft at 8:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.44 ft at 8:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.4 ft at 8:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.38 ft at 9:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.4 ft at 9:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.29 ft at 9:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.24 ft at 9:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.18 ft at 10:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.17 ft at 10:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.09 ft at 10:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.08 ft at 10:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 98.03 ft at 11:00PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 97.99 ft at 11:15PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 97.99 ft at 11:30PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 97.95 ft at 11:45PM Jul 05, 2015Observed: 97.93 ft at 12:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.9 ft at 12:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.87 ft at 12:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.82 ft at 12:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.79 ft at 1:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.75 ft at 1:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.73 ft at 1:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.71 ft at 1:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.68 ft at 2:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.66 ft at 2:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.63 ft at 2:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.59 ft at 2:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.58 ft at 3:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.53 ft at 3:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.57 ft at 3:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.56 ft at 3:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.54 ft at 4:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.54 ft at 4:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.53 ft at 4:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.55 ft at 4:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.53 ft at 5:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.53 ft at 5:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.46 ft at 5:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.49 ft at 5:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.54 ft at 6:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.48 ft at 6:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.49 ft at 6:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.56 ft at 6:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.59 ft at 7:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.64 ft at 7:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.69 ft at 7:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.74 ft at 7:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.77 ft at 8:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.81 ft at 8:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.87 ft at 8:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.87 ft at 8:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.94 ft at 9:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.01 ft at 9:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.06 ft at 9:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.05 ft at 9:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.12 ft at 10:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.17 ft at 10:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.18 ft at 10:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.24 ft at 10:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.27 ft at 11:00AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.3 ft at 11:15AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.29 ft at 11:30AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.32 ft at 11:45AM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.36 ft at 12:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.38 ft at 12:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.39 ft at 12:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.4 ft at 12:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.45 ft at 1:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.46 ft at 1:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.45 ft at 1:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.46 ft at 1:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.49 ft at 2:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.52 ft at 2:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.5 ft at 2:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.56 ft at 2:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.52 ft at 3:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.57 ft at 3:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.54 ft at 3:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.56 ft at 3:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.57 ft at 4:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.6 ft at 4:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.62 ft at 4:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.63 ft at 4:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.63 ft at 5:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.85 ft at 5:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.74 ft at 5:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.78 ft at 5:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.76 ft at 6:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.78 ft at 6:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.85 ft at 6:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.81 ft at 6:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.85 ft at 7:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.61 ft at 7:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.56 ft at 7:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.65 ft at 7:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.6 ft at 8:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.44 ft at 8:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.34 ft at 8:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.3 ft at 8:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.27 ft at 9:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.21 ft at 9:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.14 ft at 9:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.06 ft at 9:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 98.02 ft at 10:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.97 ft at 10:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.91 ft at 10:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.85 ft at 10:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.8 ft at 11:00PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.76 ft at 11:15PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.72 ft at 11:30PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.67 ft at 11:45PM Jul 06, 2015Observed: 97.63 ft at 12:00AM Jul 07, 2015Observed: 97.57 ft at 12:15AM Jul 07, 2015Observed: 97.54 ft at 12:30AM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 96.3 ft 7:00AM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 96.4 ft 1:00PM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 96.3 ft 7:00PM Jul 07, 2015Forecast: 96.3 ft 1:00AM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 96.3 ft 7:00AM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 96.2 ft 1:00PM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 96.2 ft 7:00PM Jul 08, 2015Forecast: 96.8 ft 1:00AM Jul 09, 2015Forecast: 97 ft 7:00AM Jul 09, 2015Highest Forecast: 97.1 ft 1:00PM Jul 09, 2015Highest Forecast: 97.1 ft 7:00PM Jul 09, 2015Forecast: 97 ft 1:00AM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 97 ft 7:00AM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 96.9 ft 1:00PM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 96.9 ft 7:00PM Jul 10, 2015Forecast: 96.8 ft 1:00AM Jul 11, 2015Forecast: 96.8 ft 7:00AM Jul 11, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesTODA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (2:00AM Jul 7, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:23AM Jul 6)Latest observed value: 97.54 ft at 12:30 AM CDT 7-Jul-2015. Flood Stage is 129 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Black Warrior River at Oliver Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Holt Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Selden Lock and Dam
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 146
Moderate Flood Stage: 138
Flood Stage: 129
Action Stage: 122
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 149.00 ft on 02/22/1961
(2) 148.30 ft on 03/29/1951
(3) 148.00 ft on 04/13/1979
(4) 146.70 ft on 01/06/1949
(5) 145.80 ft on 02/11/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 135.83 ft on 04/08/2014 (P)
(2) 132.54 ft on 01/16/2013 (P)
(3) 134.17 ft on 03/10/2011 (P)
(4) 137.81 ft on 02/07/2004
(5) 129.16 ft on 05/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 92.30 ft on 10/05/1953

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153 Water reaches the top of the levee at Northport. At higher stages flooding of Northport can be expected.
149 Extensive business and industrial flooding occurs along the Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa.
147 Water begins to enter the Tuscaloosa Water Works plant. Flooding along Jack Warner Parkway worsens. The park at Anderson Landing floods at stages of 148 feet.
146 Considerable flooding of industrial and commercial interests along Jack Warner Parkway occurs.
144 Flooding of Rice Mine Road in Northport and northeast Tuscaloosa begins.
140 Flooding of portions of Jack Warner Parkway can be expected. Some industrial property may also begin to flood along Jack Warner Parkway. Residential flooding will commence in areas southwest of Tuscaloosa at stages above 140 feet.
135 Numerous camphouses and some permanent residences southwest of Tuscaloosa become cutoff.
132 Flooding of rural roads southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
129 Flooding of agricultural lands in areas southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
125 Flooding of some roads leading into homes in the Hemphill Bend area southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
122 Cattle in low lands begin to be cut off and may need to be moved to higher ground.
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Latitude: 33.209167° N, Longitude: 87.596389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 129 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 0 ft 129 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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