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Chattahoochee River at Columbus Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.01 ft at 6:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 7.03 ft at 6:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 7.04 ft at 6:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 7.05 ft at 7:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 7.04 ft at 7:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 7.01 ft at 7:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 7:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 8:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.95 ft at 8:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 8:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 9:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 9:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 9:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 9:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 10:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 10:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 10:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 10:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.89 ft at 11:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 11:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 11:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.86 ft at 11:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 6.86 ft at 12:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.84 ft at 12:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.84 ft at 12:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.83 ft at 1:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.77 ft at 2:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.67 ft at 2:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.51 ft at 2:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 2:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 3:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.06 ft at 3:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 3:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 4:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 4:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 5:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 5:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 6:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 6:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 7:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 7:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 7:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 7:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 9:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 9:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 9:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 9:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 10:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 10:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 10:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 11:15AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 11:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:45AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 12:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 12:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 12:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.02 ft at 12:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 1:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 1:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 1:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.75 ft at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 2:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.95 ft at 2:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 6.98 ft at 2:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 3:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.07 ft at 3:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 3:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 4:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 4:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 4:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 4:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 5:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 5:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 5:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 5:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.27 ft at 6:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.35 ft at 6:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.54 ft at 6:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.7 ft at 6:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.8 ft at 7:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.89 ft at 7:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.96 ft at 7:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 8.02 ft at 7:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 8.08 ft at 8:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 8.11 ft at 8:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 8.14 ft at 8:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 8.01 ft at 8:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.86 ft at 9:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.73 ft at 9:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.64 ft at 9:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.54 ft at 9:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.46 ft at 10:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.37 ft at 10:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 10:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 10:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 11:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.12 ft at 11:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.08 ft at 11:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.04 ft at 11:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 7.01 ft at 12:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 12:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.98 ft at 12:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 12:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 1:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 1:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 2:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 2:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 2:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 2:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 3:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 3:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 3:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 3:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 4:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 4:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 4:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 5:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 5:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 5:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7 ft at 5:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 6:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.03 ft at 6:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.04 ft at 6:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.04 ft at 6:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.05 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.06 ft at 7:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.07 ft at 7:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.08 ft at 7:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.1 ft at 8:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.13 ft at 8:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.15 ft at 8:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 9:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 9:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 9:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 9:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 10:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 10:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 10:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 10:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 11:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 11:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 11:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 1:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 1:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 1:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 1:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 2:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 2:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 2:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 3:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 3:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.4 ft at 3:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.59 ft at 4:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.74 ft at 4:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.84 ft at 4:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.03 ft at 5:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.1 ft at 5:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.17 ft at 5:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.22 ft at 5:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.31 ft at 6:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.34 ft at 6:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.36 ft at 6:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.38 ft at 6:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.39 ft at 7:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.4 ft at 7:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.39 ft at 7:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 7:45PM Jul 22, 2014Highest Observation: 8.42 ft at 8:00PM Jul 22, 2014Highest Observation: 8.42 ft at 8:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 8:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.38 ft at 8:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.21 ft at 9:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 8.03 ft at 9:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.9 ft at 9:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.79 ft at 9:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.72 ft at 10:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.64 ft at 10:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.58 ft at 10:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.52 ft at 10:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.46 ft at 11:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.42 ft at 11:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.36 ft at 11:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.32 ft at 11:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 12:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 12:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 12:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 1:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 1:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.15 ft at 1:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 1:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 2:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 2:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 2:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 2:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 3:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 3:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 4:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 4:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 4:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 4:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 5:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 5:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 5:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 5:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 7:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 7:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 7:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 7:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 8:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 8:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 8:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 8:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 9:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 9:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 9:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 9:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 10:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 11:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 11:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 11:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 11:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 1:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 1:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 1:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 1:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 2:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 2:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 2:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 2:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 3:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.27 ft at 3:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 4:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 4:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 4:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 4:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 5:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 5:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 5:30PM Jul 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCMUG1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:02PM Jul 23, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.24 ft at 5:30 PM EDT 23-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 34 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.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Chattahoochee River at Columbus 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:49
Moderate Flood Stage:45
Flood Stage:34
Action Stage:20

Historical Crests
(1) 55.20 ft on 03/15/1929
(2) 52.60 ft on 12/12/1919
(3) 49.80 ft on 02/26/1961
(4) 48.00 ft on 01/19/1925
(5) 45.89 ft on 04/08/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.78 ft on 09/12/2007
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60 A major disaster occurs in Columbus and Phenix City...Alabama. The water now even tops the Highway 280 bridge.
55 Water tops flood wall and most bridges are inundated in Downtown Columbus.
50 Very serious flooding occurs to many businesses and homes in Columbus and Phenix City.
49 Very serious flooding occurs. Homes in the Colonial Park area of South Columbus flood. Extensive damage to homes and businesses occur.
44 Serious flooding occurs in Columbus. Flooding of businesses occurs...especially along Bay and Front Streets. Homes flood along Bull Creek.
42 Flooding increases. Broadway Street begins flooding...railroads tracks along river are underwater...and Phenix City Amphitheater flooded.
41 City of Columbus ballpark begins to flood.
40 Flooding of yards increases for homes in Phenix City...Alabama.
38 Road to homes along Chattahoochee River flood in Northwest Columbus...cutting off residents.
35 River Walk Restrooms begin to flood.
34 Flood Stage is reached. Flooding of golf course in Columbus begins.
28 Access road to Phenix City Amiphitheater begins to flood.
25 River Walk in Phenix City...Alabama begins to flood.
24 The river walk on the Columbus side of the river will be completely covered with flowing water around 3 feet deep. The City of Columbus light poles and property along the river walk floods. Portions of the Phenix City Amphitheater on the Alabama side will be flooded around 3 feet deep.
23 The river walk on the Columbus side of the river will be completely covered with flowing water around two feet deep. The City of Columbus light poles and property along the river walk floods. Portions of the Phenix City Amphitheater on the Alabama side will be flooded around two feet deep.
21 River Walk is completely covered with flowing flood waters and City of Columbus light poles and property along River Walk floods. In addition...Phenix City Amphitheater starts flooding.
20 River Walk begins to flood in downtown Columbus. The area will become closed to citizens.
17 Water approaches River Walk in downtown Columbus. In addition...water approaches amphitheater in Phenix City.
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3000 cfs Minimum flow recommended for paddling the 0.5 mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River from City Mills Dam to Dillingham Street Bridge.
800 cfs Minimum instantaneous flow requirements for Georgia Power Company operation. (1,350 cfs daily average; 1,850 weekly average)
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Latitude: 32.453056° N, Longitude: 84.995278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 34 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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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 29 183.14 ft 217.14 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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