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Mississippi River at New Madrid Stage (ft)Observed: 11.85 ft at 8:00AM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.82 ft at 9:00AM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.88 ft at 10:00AM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.87 ft at 11:00AM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.84 ft at 12:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.85 ft at 1:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.86 ft at 2:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.87 ft at 3:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.92 ft at 6:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.94 ft at 7:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.96 ft at 8:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 12.02 ft at 10:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 12.05 ft at 11:00PM Jun 24, 2016Observed: 12.09 ft at 12:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.12 ft at 1:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.17 ft at 2:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.21 ft at 3:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.27 ft at 4:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.3 ft at 5:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.36 ft at 6:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.37 ft at 7:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.45 ft at 8:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.49 ft at 9:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.56 ft at 10:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.51 ft at 11:00AM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.61 ft at 12:00PM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.61 ft at 1:00PM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.58 ft at 2:00PM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.82 ft at 7:00PM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.86 ft at 8:00PM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 12.89 ft at 9:00PM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 13.06 ft at 11:00PM Jun 25, 2016Observed: 13.11 ft at 12:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.17 ft at 1:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.26 ft at 2:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.31 ft at 3:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.39 ft at 4:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.46 ft at 5:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.53 ft at 6:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.6 ft at 7:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.68 ft at 8:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.63 ft at 9:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 13.76 ft at 11:00AM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 14.04 ft at 2:00PM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 14.55 ft at 10:00PM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 14.61 ft at 11:00PM Jun 26, 2016Observed: 14.67 ft at 12:00AM Jun 27, 2016Observed: 14.75 ft at 1:00AM Jun 27, 2016Observed: 14.82 ft at 2:00AM Jun 27, 2016Observed: 14.85 ft at 3:00AM Jun 27, 2016Observed: 14.94 ft at 4:00AM Jun 27, 2016Observed: 15.01 ft at 5:00AM Jun 27, 2016Observed: 15.07 ft at 6:00AM Jun 27, 2016Highest Observation: 15.13 ft at 7:00AM Jun 27, 2016Forecast: 15.6 ft 1:00PM Jun 27, 2016Forecast: 16 ft 7:00PM Jun 27, 2016Forecast: 16.5 ft 1:00AM Jun 28, 2016Forecast: 17 ft 7:00AM Jun 28, 2016Forecast: 17.4 ft 1:00PM Jun 28, 2016Forecast: 17.8 ft 7:00PM Jun 28, 2016Forecast: 18.1 ft 1:00AM Jun 29, 2016Forecast: 18.3 ft 7:00AM Jun 29, 2016Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00PM Jun 29, 2016Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00PM Jun 29, 2016Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00AM Jun 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00AM Jun 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00PM Jun 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00PM Jun 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 01, 2016Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00AM Jul 01, 2016NMDM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:47AM Jun 27, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 10:20AM Jun 26)Latest observed value: 15.13 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 27-Jun-2016. Flood Stage is 34 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

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) 43.05 ft on 01/04/2016
(2) 36.48 ft on 07/08/2015
(3) 37.50 ft on 05/10/2013
(4) 48.35 ft on 05/06/2011
(5) 45.27 ft on 04/29/2011
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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.
(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

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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
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(gauge height = 0)
(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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