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Mississippi River at New Madrid Stage (ft)Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 6.64 ft at 6:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 6.73 ft at 7:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 6.8 ft at 8:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 9:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 7.01 ft at 10:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 7.07 ft at 11:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 7.14 ft at 12:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 1:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.3 ft at 2:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 3:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.36 ft at 4:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.39 ft at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.41 ft at 6:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.46 ft at 7:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.46 ft at 8:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.49 ft at 9:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.57 ft at 10:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.56 ft at 11:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.65 ft at 12:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.68 ft at 1:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.73 ft at 2:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.86 ft at 3:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.92 ft at 4:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.92 ft at 5:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 8 ft at 7:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 8.02 ft at 8:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 8.04 ft at 9:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 8.05 ft at 10:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 8.12 ft at 11:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 8.18 ft at 12:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.19 ft at 1:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.25 ft at 2:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.32 ft at 4:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.35 ft at 5:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.38 ft at 6:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.35 ft at 7:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 8:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 9:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.37 ft at 10:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.39 ft at 11:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 12:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 1:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.45 ft at 2:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.62 ft at 3:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.63 ft at 4:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.65 ft at 5:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 6:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 7:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.67 ft at 8:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 9:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 10:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 11:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 12:00AM Nov 23, 2014Highest Observation: 8.8 ft at 1:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 2:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 3:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 4:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 5:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 6:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.65 ft at 7:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.68 ft at 8:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 9:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.65 ft at 10:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 11:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 12:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 8.71 ft at 1:00PM Nov 23, 2014Highest Observation: 8.8 ft at 2:00PM Nov 23, 2014Highest Observation: 8.8 ft at 3:00PM Nov 23, 2014Forecast: 8.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 23, 2014Forecast: 8.4 ft 12:00AM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 8.2 ft 6:00AM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 8 ft 12:00PM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 7.8 ft 6:00PM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 7.7 ft 12:00AM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 7.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 7.4 ft 12:00PM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 7.4 ft 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 7.4 ft 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 7.4 ft 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 7.6 ft 12:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 7.8 ft 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 8 ft 12:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 8.2 ft 6:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 8.4 ft 12:00PM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 6:00PM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 8.9 ft 12:00AM Nov 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 28, 2014NMDM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:16PM Nov 23, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:49AM Nov 23)Latest observed value: 8.8 ft at 3:00 PM CST 23-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 34 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at New Madrid are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 44
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 34
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 48.35 ft on 05/06/2011
(2) 48.00 ft on 02/03/1937
(3) 45.27 ft on 04/29/2011
(4) 44.60 ft on 04/09/1913
(5) 43.60 ft on 04/04/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.50 ft on 05/10/2013
(2) 48.35 ft on 05/06/2011
(3) 45.27 ft on 04/29/2011
(4) 40.63 ft on 03/19/2011
(5) 36.77 ft on 05/07/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -5.32 ft on 08/30/2012
(2) -3.50 ft on 08/28/2006
(3) -3.39 ft on 07/26/2012
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48 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many homes and businesses becomes necessary.
38 Heavy agricultural damage begins.
34 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
30 Bottomland begins to flood.
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(1) Cargill AgHorizons
(2) Automated Gage at Elevator Co.
(3) Automated Gage
(4) Incline Gage at Public Boat Ramp
(5) Staff Gage House at Boat Ramp
(6) Mississippi River Upstream from Boat Ramp
(7) Mississippi River Downstream from Boat Ramp
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Latitude: 36.583056° N, Longitude: 89.532222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 34 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 255.48 ft 289.48 ft  
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