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Mississippi River at Tiptonville Stage (ft)Observed: 25.23 ft at 6:00AM Apr 21, 2014Highest Observation: 25.32 ft at 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 25.11 ft at 8:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 25.28 ft at 9:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.97 ft at 10:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.98 ft at 11:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.71 ft at 12:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.87 ft at 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.86 ft at 2:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.75 ft at 3:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.66 ft at 4:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.5 ft at 5:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.37 ft at 6:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.42 ft at 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.31 ft at 8:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.13 ft at 9:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.1 ft at 10:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 24.04 ft at 11:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 23.94 ft at 12:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.92 ft at 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.86 ft at 2:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.72 ft at 3:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.74 ft at 4:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.71 ft at 5:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.64 ft at 6:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.54 ft at 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.48 ft at 8:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.28 ft at 9:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.28 ft at 10:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.18 ft at 11:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.12 ft at 12:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 23.14 ft at 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.96 ft at 2:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.95 ft at 3:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.84 ft at 4:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.72 ft at 5:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.66 ft at 6:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.62 ft at 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.49 ft at 8:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.58 ft at 9:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.34 ft at 10:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.43 ft at 11:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 22.37 ft at 12:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 22.21 ft at 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 22.21 ft at 2:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 22.15 ft at 3:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 22.08 ft at 4:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 22.02 ft at 5:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.79 ft at 6:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.87 ft at 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 8:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.76 ft at 9:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 10:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 11:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 12:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.45 ft at 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 2:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 3:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.22 ft at 4:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 20.95 ft at 5:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 6:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 20.76 ft at 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 20.95 ft at 8:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 20.82 ft at 9:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 20.8 ft at 10:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 20.76 ft at 11:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 20.67 ft at 12:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 20.62 ft at 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 20.43 ft at 2:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 20.21 ft at 3:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 20.34 ft at 4:00AM Apr 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 20.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 20 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 19.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 19.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 19 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 18.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 18 ft 1:00AM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 17.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 17.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 17.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 17.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 16.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 16.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 16.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 16.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 28, 2014Forecast: 16.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 28, 2014USACE Stages and DischargesTPTT1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:16AM Apr 24, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 7:18PM Apr 23)Latest observed value: 20.34 ft at 4:00 AM CDT 24-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 37 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:47
Moderate Flood Stage:45
Flood Stage:37
Action Stage:34

Historical Crests
(1) 48.35 ft on 05/05/2011
(2) 47.75 ft on 02/06/1937
(3) 46.00 ft on 05/29/1995
(4) 45.50 ft on 05/10/1983
(5) 45.10 ft on 04/03/1975
(6) 45.03 ft on 03/16/1997
(7) 44.80 ft on 04/03/1973
(8) 44.60 ft on 04/19/1979
(9) 44.56 ft on 01/19/1950
(10) 44.51 ft on 05/21/2002
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Low Water Records
(1) -3.22 ft on 09/02/2012
(2) -1.90 ft on 01/07/1940
(3) -1.90 ft on 07/13/1988
(4) -1.70 ft on 10/09/1939
(5) -0.80 ft on 12/15/1937
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50 All homesteads north of Cates Landing to the Kentucky border are flooded except the place right on the Tennessee-Kentucky line. River water may have reached the floodgate at Buddy Moore's Ditch.
48.35 Forty-eight point three five feet is the flood of record.
47 Elevator at Linda is flooded.
46 Many homesteads in the Bessie area are flooded or being flooded. Cates Landing-New Markham Road is flooding west of Cates Landing. Road to terminal elevator southwest of Tiptonville is flooded.
45 Highway 22 is flooded up near the Tennessee border cutting off evacuation of people in the Bessie area. Highway 22 and homesteads near and just north of the intersection of Highway 22 and Cates Landing-New Markham Roaad are flooding. Floodwater has reached to just west of Cates Landing. House toward the north end of Pea Ridge Road is cut off. Terminal elevator southwest of Tiptonville is beginning to flood.
44 Elevator at Linda is flooding.
43 Cates Landing-New Markham Road is flooded just east of Pea Ridge Road making evacuation difficult.
42 Pea Ridge Road is flooding. Lane to homestead northwest of Pea Ridge Road just by the river is flooding. Water begins to go over the Tennemo Levee.
40 Tiptonville Ferry Road is mostly flooded.
36 Most fields around Robinson Lake in Pemiscot County are covered by flood water.
35 A large section of Lake County Road 79 is flooded near the levee. Most fields and pastures south of Stewart are covered by flood water.
34 Fields are flooding east of Point Pleasant.
32 River water may have backed north to the Mud Lake floodgate south of Reelfoot Hickory Ridge Road.
31 River water may be getting to floodgates at Canoe Lake and Mooring Bayou.
30 River water may be touching Hayes Ditch floodgate. Pemiscot County road 338 is flooding at several places. Farm roads on Stewart Towhead are beginning to flood. Hathaway Church Road is coverednear Highwary 79.
28 Bar Road is beginning to flood just north of Tiptonville. West end of Lake County Road 79 is being covered south of Hathaway. Headwater is going over Hathaway Point at two places. Pemiscot County Road 338 is flooding at several places. Lowest pastures and fields are flooding.
27 Water has reached the Mooring Bayou floodgate south of Flowers Sheep Ridge Road. Access road to Stewart Bar is flooded at the slough nearest the levee. Flooding of swamps and forests is well underway.
22 River water may have reached the Harris Ditch Culvert floodgate. Water may be against the floodgateat Blue Bank Bayou.
21 Water is close to the floodgate west of Hampton Road at Blue Bank Bayou.
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Latitude: 36.343611° N, Longitude: 89.518056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 37 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 245.14 ft 282.14 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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