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Alabama River near Claiborne Dam Tailwater (ft)Highest Observation: 47.21 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 47.14 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 47.04 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 46.95 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 46.87 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 46.77 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 46.68 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 46.58 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 46.48 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 46.4 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 46.3 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 46.22 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 46.13 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 46.04 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.95 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.86 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.67 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.58 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.49 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.4 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.32 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.22 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.12 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 45.03 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.94 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.85 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.75 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.65 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.54 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.45 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.35 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 44.26 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 44.17 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 44.08 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.98 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.89 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.8 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.71 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.61 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.52 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.44 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.34 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.24 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.14 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 43.04 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.93 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.82 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.72 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.6 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.5 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.38 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.29 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.17 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 42.06 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 41.95 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 41.85 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 41.73 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 41.62 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 41.51 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 41.39 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 41.28 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 41.17 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 41.05 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 40.92 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 40.79 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 40.65 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 40.52 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 40.38 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 40.26 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 40.11 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 39.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 38.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 37.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 36.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 36.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 36.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 35.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 35.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 35.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 35.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 34.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 34.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 33.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 31.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 30.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 30.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 29 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 28.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014CLBA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (3:00PM Apr 19, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:41AM Apr 19)Latest observed value: 40.11 ft at 2:00 PM CDT 19-Apr-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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Upstream Gauge - near Miller's Ferry Upstream Gauge
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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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)
Elevation information source
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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