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Mississippi River at Caruthersville Stage (ft)Observed: 9.41 ft at 5:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.42 ft at 6:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 7:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.43 ft at 8:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.36 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.42 ft at 10:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.51 ft at 11:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.43 ft at 12:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.46 ft at 1:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.44 ft at 2:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.46 ft at 3:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.5 ft at 4:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.51 ft at 5:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.51 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.58 ft at 7:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.57 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.58 ft at 9:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.6 ft at 10:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.64 ft at 11:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 9.65 ft at 12:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.7 ft at 1:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.69 ft at 2:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.72 ft at 3:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.81 ft at 5:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.84 ft at 6:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.87 ft at 7:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.92 ft at 8:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.93 ft at 9:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.95 ft at 10:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10 ft at 11:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 9.99 ft at 1:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.12 ft at 2:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.22 ft at 3:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.21 ft at 4:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.31 ft at 5:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.26 ft at 6:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.3 ft at 7:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.33 ft at 8:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.36 ft at 9:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.41 ft at 10:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.43 ft at 11:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 10.44 ft at 12:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.46 ft at 1:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.49 ft at 2:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.5 ft at 3:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.52 ft at 4:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 5:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 6:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 7:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.53 ft at 8:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 9:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.55 ft at 10:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.56 ft at 11:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.55 ft at 12:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.48 ft at 1:00PM Aug 21, 2014Highest Observation: 10.6 ft at 2:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.55 ft at 3:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.52 ft at 4:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.52 ft at 5:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.51 ft at 6:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.51 ft at 7:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.49 ft at 8:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.44 ft at 9:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.46 ft at 10:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.44 ft at 11:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 10.44 ft at 12:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 10.43 ft at 1:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 10.38 ft at 2:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 10.4 ft at 3:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 10.4 ft at 4:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 10.3 ft 1:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 10.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 10.1 ft 1:00AM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 10.1 ft 7:00AM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 10.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 10.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 10.3 ft 1:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 10.4 ft 7:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 10.7 ft 7:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 10.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 10.9 ft 7:00AM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 11.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 11.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 11.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 11.5 ft 7:00AM Aug 26, 2014USACE Stages and DischargesCRTM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:45AM Aug 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:22AM Aug 21)Latest observed value: 10.4 ft at 4:00 AM CDT 22-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 32 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:43
Moderate Flood Stage:41
Flood Stage:32
Action Stage:29

Historical Crests
(1) 47.61 ft on 05/07/2011
(2) 46.00 ft on 02/05/1937
(3) 42.40 ft on 04/03/1973
(4) 42.40 ft on 04/04/1975
(5) 42.21 ft on 03/11/1997 (P)
(6) 41.99 ft on 05/28/1995
(7) 41.60 ft on 05/21/2002
(8) 41.56 ft on 04/19/1979
(9) 41.40 ft on 05/18/1961
(10) 41.33 ft on 05/09/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.82 ft on 08/30/2012
(2) -0.72 ft on 10/26/1939
(3) -0.70 ft on 01/07/1940
(4) -0.60 ft on 08/23/1936
(5) -0.14 ft on 08/29/2006
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50 Floodwall at Caruthersville holds to 50 ft.
47.61 This is a record flood.
45 Terminal elevators north of Caruthersville are flooding.
44 The farmer levee that goes south off Interstate 155 and on through Heloise, Midway, and Chic is topped at many places. All land east of the farmer levee to the corps levee is flooded or will flood soon. Elevator just south of the Interstate 155 bridge is flooding. Most all land in Northwestern Lauderdale County and and Western Dyer County west of the bluffs is flooded.
43 This is major flood stage. Some spots along the Caruthersville floodwall have 4 feet of water against it. The north end of the Dyer County farmer Levee is topped. All businesses, homes and farms protected by the farmer levee will now flood.
42 Heloise is flooded. Road to the steele plant's dock is floding.
41 This is moderate flood stage. The floodwall at Caruthersville has two feet of water some places. Water tops the Tennemo Levee. Access road to the house at Ayers is covered. Water is deep and fast over most of Highway 88 in the Lauderdale County North Bottom.
40.5 Boat fabrication factory north of Caruthersville is mostlly under water. Some of the floodwall at Carutersville has a foot water on it. Acces road to the grain elevator northest of Huffman is covered. West end of Bradley Road is flooded.
40 Highway 88 is flooded at many places. Backwater coming up the Obion and Forked Deer Rivers has flooded most unprotected land in Western Dyer County and the north bottom of Lauderdale County. Backwater has reached Miston, Finley, and Four Points. Road to the grain terminal east Blytheville is flooded. Fields inside the levee are flooded in Pemiscott County. Backwater has nearly reached Lennox, Richwood Road and Paw Paw Ridge. Parker Road in Lake County is flooded.
39 Floodwater has reached the foot of the floodwall protecting Caruthersville. Grain terminal south of the Interstate 155 Bridge is flooding. Highway 88 is flooded at places in the north bottom of Lauderdale County. Roads to and from Chisholm Lake are flooding.
38 Parking lots of casino in Caruthersville is covering up. Evacuation route from residence inside levee near Cottonwood Point is shut. Several homes in the Barr Point area will be cut off due to high water. Road to the boat ramp near the mouth of the Obion Eiver is covered.
37.5 Route 104 between Mengelwood and the levee is flooding. Bradley Road just east of the Obion River is nearly flooded.
37 Grounds at the casino at Caruthersville are beginning to flood. East leg of Miss Kelly Loop floods. Farmstead southeast of Cottonwood Point is getting water on it. The elevator near Huffman is flooding. Much of Hickman Landing is covered. Heloise is flooding.
36 Grain terminal area east of Blytheville is flooding. Overbank flooding from the river is cutting across the Barr Point area. Suggs Road is flooded at the low spots.
35.5 Route 88 is floodedj ust south of Suggs Road.
35 Grounds of the riverboat factory north of Caruthersville are flooding. Park on riverbamk at Caruthersville is beginning to go under water. Barr Road is under two feet of water in places, and evacuations are very difficult. Most unprotected farmland near the river and portions of highway 104 in Western Dyer County are impacted.
34 Barr Road along the Middle Fork of the Forked Deer River is flooding near the bridge at the south end of Watkins Road. Water from the north bottom of Lauderdale County is now flowing over the basin boundary into the south bottomm of Lauderdale County. Large business just north of Caruthersville is covering up. Many fields adjacent to the Interstate 155 Bridge are flooded.
33 Barr Road in Chickasaw National Forest is flooding, cutting off evacuations from the Wardlews Pocket Area. Docks useed by the steele plant at Hickman are mostly flooded. Numerous roads and fields inside the levee between Gayoso and Kennedy are covered.
32 Docks of the steele mill near Hickman are flooding. Mississippi River overbank flooding is occurring across Highway 88 just north of Dee Webb Road. Extensive amounts of Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge are flooded. Sloughs at the west end of Barr Road are beginning to back up into fields. Lots of service roads and fields are under water on Island Number 20.
31 Road and field flooding is widespread at Cottonwood Point. Graim shipping facility south of Heloise is mostly under water. Access roads off Arkansas Road 362 are flooding. Dee Webb oad and Watkins Road are flooding, along with Brady Ridge Road is flooding. Barr Road north of Wardlow Pocket Area is being covered.
30 Sloughs are flooding fields just north of Chisholm Lake.
29 Shipping operation south of Heloise is being flooded. Roads inside levee south of Caruthersville are beginning to flood. Chisholm Lake road is flooded south of Cocklebur Slough. Overbank flooding begins on low lying farmland along both banks of the Mississippi River and the Obion River in Northwest Tennessee. Old Forked Deer river bed is beginning to flood fields in the Hales Point Area south of Suggs Road.
28 Chisholm Lake Road is starting to flood south of Cocklebur Slough. Fields are beginning to flood at Wrights Point.
27 Sloughs are flooding fields in the Wrights Point Area. Fields and roads in Southwestern Dyer County and along the Forked Deer River in Northern Lauderdale County are flooding.
24 Numerous low lying fields, roadside ditches, sloughs, and old riverbeds are in the beginning stages of backwater flooding east of the mouth of the Obion and Forked Deer Rivers. Water is running south into Chisholm Lake fro the Forked Deer River.
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Latitude: 36.194722° N, Longitude: 89.653611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 32 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 29 235.49 ft 267.49 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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