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Alabama River near Claiborne Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.84 ft at 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.69 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.93 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.16 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 9.07 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 9.45 ft at 9:00AM Aug 31, 2014Highest Observation: 9.51 ft at 10:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 9.36 ft at 11:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 9.18 ft at 12:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 9 ft at 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.86 ft at 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.66 ft at 4:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.54 ft at 5:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.39 ft at 6:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.23 ft at 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 8.08 ft at 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.91 ft at 9:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.77 ft at 10:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.64 ft at 11:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.52 ft at 12:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.37 ft at 1:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 2:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.11 ft at 3:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.98 ft at 4:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.86 ft at 5:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.73 ft at 6:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.62 ft at 7:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 8:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 9:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 10:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 11:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.04 ft at 12:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 1:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 2:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 4:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 5:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.43 ft at 6:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 8:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.63 ft at 9:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.75 ft at 10:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.51 ft at 12:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 7.35 ft at 1:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 2:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 7.17 ft at 3:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 7.14 ft at 4:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 5:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 6:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.87 ft at 7:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.74 ft at 8:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 9:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 11:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 12:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 1:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 2:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 4:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 5:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 6:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.83 ft at 7:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 7.71 ft at 8:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 9:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 10:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 9.26 ft at 11:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 9.11 ft at 12:00AM Sep 03, 2014Observed: 8.88 ft at 1:00AM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 7.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 8 ft 7:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 8.2 ft 1:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 8.3 ft 7:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 8.5 ft 1:00PM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 7:00PM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 8.8 ft 1:00AM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 8.8 ft 7:00AM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 8.9 ft 1:00PM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 8.9 ft 7:00PM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 9 ft 1:00AM Sep 06, 2014Forecast: 9 ft 7:00AM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00PM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.1 ft 7:00PM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00AM Sep 07, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.1 ft 7:00AM Sep 07, 2014CLBA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (1:45AM Sep 3, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:21AM Sep 2)Latest observed value: 8.88 ft at 1:00 AM CDT 3-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 42 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Alabama River near Claiborne Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:52
Moderate Flood Stage:48
Flood Stage:42
Action Stage:35

Historical Crests
(1) 56.60 ft on 03/25/1990
(2) 54.30 ft on 02/25/1990
(3) 54.00 ft on 04/03/1980
(4) 53.20 ft on 03/12/1979
(5) 52.10 ft on 04/15/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.40 ft on 11/24/2007
(2) 6.10 ft on 09/17/1985
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40 Considerable flooding of agricultural lands in the area will occur.
35 Flooding of pasturelands along the lower alabama river will occur.
27 Flooding of low lying lands and some roads near the confluence of the alabama and tombigbee rivers will occur.
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Latitude: 31.613333° N, Longitude: 87.550556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 42 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(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 0.00 ft. 34 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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