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Alabama River at Henry Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 82.64 ft at 1:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 81.94 ft at 2:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 81.37 ft at 3:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.9 ft at 4:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.54 ft at 5:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.4 ft at 6:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.37 ft at 7:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.45 ft at 8:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.62 ft at 9:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.85 ft at 10:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 81.07 ft at 11:00PM Jan 18, 2018Observed: 80.84 ft at 12:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.58 ft at 1:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.5 ft at 2:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.38 ft at 3:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.38 ft at 4:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 83.8 ft at 5:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 86.13 ft at 6:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 87.08 ft at 7:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 87.76 ft at 8:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 84.69 ft at 9:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 84 ft at 10:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 83.46 ft at 11:00AM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 83.1 ft at 12:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 82.81 ft at 1:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 82.57 ft at 2:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 81.43 ft at 3:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 81.03 ft at 4:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.6 ft at 5:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.39 ft at 6:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.31 ft at 7:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.37 ft at 8:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.43 ft at 9:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.48 ft at 10:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.54 ft at 11:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 80.65 ft at 12:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.69 ft at 1:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.66 ft at 2:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 82.05 ft at 3:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 82.7 ft at 4:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 85.71 ft at 5:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 86.62 ft at 6:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 87.4 ft at 7:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 87.91 ft at 8:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 88.22 ft at 9:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 86.91 ft at 10:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 84.38 ft at 11:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 83.34 ft at 12:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 82.36 ft at 1:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 81.67 ft at 2:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 81.11 ft at 3:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.65 ft at 4:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.29 ft at 5:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.01 ft at 6:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 79.82 ft at 7:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 79.91 ft at 8:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.32 ft at 9:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.53 ft at 10:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.72 ft at 11:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 80.78 ft at 12:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 80.82 ft at 1:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 80.84 ft at 2:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 80.94 ft at 4:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 85.31 ft at 5:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 86.53 ft at 6:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 87.33 ft at 7:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 87.88 ft at 8:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 88.36 ft at 9:00AM Jan 21, 2018Highest Observation: 88.66 ft at 10:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 84.92 ft at 11:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 83.89 ft at 12:00PM Jan 21, 2018Forecast: 82.4 ft 6:00PM Jan 21, 2018Forecast: 82.2 ft 12:00AM Jan 22, 2018Forecast: 82.3 ft 6:00AM Jan 22, 2018Forecast: 82.3 ft 12:00PM Jan 22, 2018Forecast: 82.3 ft 6:00PM Jan 22, 2018Forecast: 82.5 ft 12:00AM Jan 23, 2018Forecast: 82.9 ft 6:00AM Jan 23, 2018Forecast: 83.4 ft 12:00PM Jan 23, 2018Forecast: 83.9 ft 6:00PM Jan 23, 2018Forecast: 84.4 ft 12:00AM Jan 24, 2018Forecast: 84.9 ft 6:00AM Jan 24, 2018Forecast: 85.1 ft 12:00PM Jan 24, 2018Highest Forecast: 85.2 ft 6:00PM Jan 24, 2018Forecast: 85.1 ft 12:00AM Jan 25, 2018Forecast: 84.9 ft 6:00AM Jan 25, 2018Forecast: 84.9 ft 12:00PM Jan 25, 2018Forecast: 84.7 ft 6:00PM Jan 25, 2018Forecast: 84.4 ft 12:00AM Jan 26, 2018Forecast: 84.2 ft 6:00AM Jan 26, 2018TYLA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (12:15PM Jan 21, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 7:55AM Jan 21)Latest observed value: 83.89 ft at 12:00 PM CST 21-Jan-2018. Flood Stage is 122 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Alabama River at Henry Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 135
Moderate Flood Stage: 132
Flood Stage: 122
Action Stage: 122
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 135.43 ft on 03/20/1990
(2) 133.16 ft on 04/17/1979
(3) 127.05 ft on 02/21/1990
(4) 127.01 ft on 12/27/2015 (P)
(5) 126.90 ft on 04/03/1976
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 127.01 ft on 12/27/2015 (P)
(2) 122.46 ft on 04/10/2014 (P)
(3) 126.02 ft on 04/03/2005
(4) 121.36 ft on 05/02/2003
(5) 125.92 ft on 03/11/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 77.58 ft on 09/03/2002
(2) 78.00 ft on 11/07/1978
(3) 79.30 ft on 05/16/1977
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138 There is considerable flooding in Autaugaville. In addition...most of Benton is flooded at this level.
134 Portions of Autaugaville begin to flood. In addition...sections of the western railway of Alabama Railroad begin to flood at this level. At 135 feet considerable flooding occurs in Benton.
132 Portions of Benton begin to flood. Numerous house trailers along the river become flooded if not moved to higher ground.
127 Widespread flooding of farm lands and some homes and trailers along the river occurs.
122 Flooding of agricultural lands begins.
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Latitude: 32.322222° N, Longitude: 86.783889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 122 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(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 122 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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