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Mississippi River at New Madrid Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 7.96 ft at 7:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 7.91 ft at 8:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 7.84 ft at 9:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 7.78 ft at 10:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 7.78 ft at 11:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.67 ft at 1:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.65 ft at 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.6 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.58 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.54 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.53 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.49 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.45 ft at 9:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.42 ft at 10:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.32 ft at 11:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.37 ft at 12:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.35 ft at 3:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.39 ft at 4:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.36 ft at 5:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.3 ft at 6:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.37 ft at 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.36 ft at 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.36 ft at 9:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.35 ft at 10:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.35 ft at 11:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 7.27 ft at 12:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 1:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.25 ft at 2:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.31 ft at 3:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 5:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.11 ft at 6:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.14 ft at 7:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.06 ft at 8:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 7.07 ft at 9:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 10:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 11:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 12:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.85 ft at 1:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 2:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 3:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.89 ft at 4:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.89 ft at 5:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.85 ft at 6:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.83 ft at 7:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.85 ft at 8:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.84 ft at 9:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.84 ft at 10:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.81 ft at 11:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.7 ft at 12:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.68 ft at 1:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.64 ft at 2:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.57 ft at 3:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.48 ft at 6:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 7:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 8:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 9:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 12:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 3:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 4:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 5:00PM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 6:00PM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 6 ft 7:00PM Sep 02, 2014Forecast: 5.8 ft 1:00AM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 5.8 ft 7:00AM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 5.7 ft 1:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 5.7 ft 7:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 5.8 ft 1:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 6 ft 7:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 6.4 ft 1:00PM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 6.8 ft 7:00PM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 7.2 ft 1:00AM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 7.5 ft 7:00AM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 8 ft 1:00PM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 8.5 ft 7:00PM Sep 05, 2014Forecast: 9 ft 1:00AM Sep 06, 2014Forecast: 9.4 ft 7:00AM Sep 06, 2014Forecast: 9.8 ft 1:00PM Sep 06, 2014Forecast: 10 ft 7:00PM Sep 06, 2014Highest Forecast: 10.1 ft 1:00AM Sep 07, 2014Highest Forecast: 10.1 ft 7:00AM Sep 07, 2014NMDM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:31PM Sep 2, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:55AM Sep 2)Latest observed value: 6.12 ft at 6:00 PM CDT 2-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 34 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:44
Moderate Flood Stage:40
Flood Stage:34
Action Stage:30

Historical 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.

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
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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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