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Big Black River near Bentonia Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 6.38 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.05 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.03 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6.02 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.68 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.37 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.35 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.34 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.33 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.32 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.29 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.28 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.27 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.26 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.26 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.25 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.24 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.24 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.21 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.19 ft at 3:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.19 ft at 4:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.18 ft at 5:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 6:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 12:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 3:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 4:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 9:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 2:00PM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 5.1 ft 7:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 5 ft 1:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 5 ft 1:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 5 ft 7:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 5 ft 1:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 7:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00PM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 7:00PM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00AM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 7:00AM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00PM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 7:00PM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 1:00AM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 7:00AM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 1:00PM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 7:00PM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 1:00AM Oct 30, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 7:00AM Oct 30, 2014U.S. Army Corps of EngineersBTAM6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:34PM Oct 25, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:14AM Oct 25)Latest observed value: 5.08 ft at 2:00 PM CDT 25-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 22 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Big Black River near Bentonia are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at West Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Bovina
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:29
Moderate Flood Stage:25
Flood Stage:22
Action Stage:21

Historical Crests
(1) 32.48 ft on 05/23/1983
(2) 31.81 ft on 04/15/1979
(3) 31.64 ft on 03/30/1951
(4) 31.35 ft on 12/19/1961
(5) 30.80 ft on 05/02/1958
(6) 29.76 ft on 04/07/2000
(7) 29.76 ft on 05/04/1991
(8) 29.66 ft on 05/02/1991
(9) 29.50 ft on 03/20/1973
(10) 29.40 ft on 12/09/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.20 ft on 10/31/1984
(2) 3.90 ft on 01/23/1996
(3) 4.30 ft on 03/01/1987
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43 River reaches gage house along Highway 49.
40 Water is near The Road surface on the highway 49 bridge over the big black river.
37.5 Water is approaching the underclearance of the highway 49 bridge.
32.47 The river is at the flood of record.
29 Agricultural land along the river is devastated by flood waters.
28 Devasting flooding of agricultural land begins to occur.
26.5 Flooding of agricultural land has more than doubled in the last 1.5 feet rise.
25 Extensive flooding of agricultural land is occurring.
23.5 Agricultural land near the river begins to flood.
22 Low lying woodland areas along the river begins to flood.
21 Minor low land flooding occurs along the river.
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Latitude: 32.603056° N, Longitude: 90.363889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 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 29 130.18 ft 152.18 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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