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Black Warrior River at Oliver Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 95.52 ft at 12:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.57 ft at 1:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 1:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.64 ft at 1:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.63 ft at 1:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.58 ft at 2:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.64 ft at 2:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.9 ft at 2:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.64 ft at 2:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 3:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.57 ft at 3:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 3:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.56 ft at 3:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.62 ft at 4:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 4:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.52 ft at 4:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.55 ft at 4:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.52 ft at 5:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.57 ft at 5:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 5:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 5:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.52 ft at 6:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 6:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 6:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 6:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 7:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.58 ft at 7:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 7:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 7:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 8:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 8:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 8:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 8:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 9:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 9:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 9:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 9:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 10:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.75 ft at 10:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 10:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 10:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 11:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.39 ft at 11:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 11:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.57 ft at 11:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 12:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 12:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 12:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 12:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.61 ft at 1:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 1:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 1:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 1:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 2:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 2:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.55 ft at 2:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 2:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 3:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 3:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 3:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 3:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 4:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 4:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 4:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 4:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 5:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 5:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 5:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 5:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 6:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.79 ft at 6:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 6:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 6:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 7:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 7:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 7:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 7:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 8:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 8:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 8:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 8:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 9:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.36 ft at 9:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 9:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 9:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 10:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 10:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 10:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 10:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 11:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.57 ft at 11:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 11:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 11:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 12:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 12:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 12:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 12:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 1:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 1:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 1:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 1:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 2:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 2:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 2:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 2:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 3:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 3:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 3:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 3:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.57 ft at 4:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 4:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 4:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 4:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 5:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 5:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 5:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 5:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 6:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.45 ft at 6:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 6:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 6:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 7:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 7:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 7:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 7:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 8:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.41 ft at 8:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.39 ft at 8:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 8:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.41 ft at 9:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.39 ft at 9:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.41 ft at 9:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.41 ft at 9:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.4 ft at 10:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 10:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.4 ft at 10:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.41 ft at 10:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 11:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 11:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 11:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 11:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.37 ft at 12:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.39 ft at 12:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 12:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.4 ft at 12:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 1:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.67 ft at 1:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 1:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 1:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 2:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 2:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 2:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.59 ft at 2:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.57 ft at 3:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.78 ft at 3:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.58 ft at 3:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.55 ft at 3:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.61 ft at 4:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.62 ft at 4:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.58 ft at 4:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.64 ft at 4:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.59 ft at 5:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.59 ft at 5:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.63 ft at 5:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.73 ft at 5:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.69 ft at 6:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.63 ft at 6:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.69 ft at 6:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.69 ft at 6:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.65 ft at 7:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.65 ft at 7:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.62 ft at 7:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.63 ft at 7:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.59 ft at 8:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.59 ft at 8:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.55 ft at 8:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.56 ft at 8:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.61 ft at 9:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 9:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 9:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 9:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 10:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 10:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 10:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 10:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.59 ft at 11:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 11:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 11:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 11:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 12:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.49 ft at 12:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 12:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.47 ft at 12:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.46 ft at 1:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.67 ft at 1:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 1:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 1:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 2:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 2:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.4 ft at 2:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.58 ft at 2:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 3:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 3:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.52 ft at 3:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 3:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 4:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 4:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 4:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 4:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 5:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.55 ft at 5:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 5:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 5:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 6:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 6:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.54 ft at 6:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.52 ft at 6:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 7:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 7:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 7:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.55 ft at 7:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.44 ft at 8:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.51 ft at 8:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.42 ft at 8:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.43 ft at 8:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.5 ft at 9:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 9:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 9:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 9:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.48 ft at 10:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.53 ft at 10:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.65 ft at 10:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.6 ft at 10:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.63 ft at 11:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.58 ft at 11:15AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.66 ft at 11:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.64 ft at 11:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.72 ft at 12:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.74 ft at 12:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.7 ft at 12:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.96 ft at 12:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.84 ft at 1:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.77 ft at 1:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.8 ft at 1:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.83 ft at 1:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.91 ft at 2:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.87 ft at 2:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.93 ft at 2:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.93 ft at 2:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.95 ft at 3:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.95 ft at 3:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.97 ft at 3:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 95.96 ft at 3:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.14 ft at 4:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.1 ft at 4:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.05 ft at 4:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.06 ft at 4:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.03 ft at 5:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.09 ft at 5:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.06 ft at 5:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.05 ft at 5:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.26 ft at 6:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.17 ft at 6:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.05 ft at 6:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.17 ft at 6:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.04 ft at 7:00PM Oct 31, 2014Highest Observation: 96.66 ft at 7:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.28 ft at 7:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.14 ft at 7:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.16 ft at 8:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.18 ft at 8:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.24 ft at 8:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.28 ft at 8:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.19 ft at 9:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.13 ft at 9:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.22 ft at 9:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.18 ft at 9:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.25 ft at 10:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.19 ft at 10:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.18 ft at 10:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.26 ft at 10:45PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.27 ft at 11:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.36 ft at 11:15PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 96.33 ft at 11:30PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 95.7 ft 1:00AM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 95.8 ft 7:00AM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 95.9 ft 1:00PM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 96.1 ft 7:00PM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 96.1 ft 1:00AM Nov 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 96.2 ft 6:00AM Nov 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 96.2 ft 12:00PM Nov 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 96.2 ft 6:00PM Nov 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 96.2 ft 12:00AM Nov 03, 2014Highest Forecast: 96.2 ft 6:00AM Nov 03, 2014Highest Forecast: 96.2 ft 12:00PM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 96.1 ft 6:00PM Nov 03, 2014Forecast: 96 ft 12:00AM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 96 ft 6:00AM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 95.9 ft 12:00PM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 95.9 ft 6:00PM Nov 04, 2014Forecast: 95.9 ft 12:00AM Nov 05, 2014Forecast: 95.8 ft 6:00AM Nov 05, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesTODA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (12:30AM Nov 1, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 7:47AM Oct 31)Latest observed value: 96.33 ft at 11:30 PM CDT 31-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 129 ft
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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

Historical 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.

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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