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Chipola River near Altha (CR 274) Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 17.43 ft at 10:00AM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.43 ft at 11:00AM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.44 ft at 12:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.48 ft at 1:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.51 ft at 2:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.53 ft at 3:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.54 ft at 4:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.58 ft at 5:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.59 ft at 6:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.61 ft at 7:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.61 ft at 8:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.64 ft at 9:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.67 ft at 10:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.68 ft at 11:00PM Apr 11, 2014Observed: 17.69 ft at 12:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.71 ft at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.71 ft at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.73 ft at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.75 ft at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.75 ft at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.75 ft at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.76 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.78 ft at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.78 ft at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.77 ft at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.79 ft at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.79 ft at 12:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.78 ft at 1:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.78 ft at 2:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.78 ft at 3:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.76 ft at 4:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.76 ft at 5:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.74 ft at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.74 ft at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.71 ft at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.7 ft at 9:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.69 ft at 10:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.66 ft at 11:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 17.65 ft at 12:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.62 ft at 1:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.6 ft at 2:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.57 ft at 3:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.55 ft at 4:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.53 ft at 5:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.49 ft at 6:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.47 ft at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.43 ft at 8:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.41 ft at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.39 ft at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.34 ft at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.31 ft at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.29 ft at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.23 ft at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.2 ft at 3:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.15 ft at 4:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.11 ft at 5:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.07 ft at 6:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 17.02 ft at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 16.93 ft at 9:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 16.88 ft at 10:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 16.82 ft at 11:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 16.79 ft at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.72 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.67 ft at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.61 ft at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.58 ft at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.51 ft at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.47 ft at 6:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.4 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.35 ft at 8:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.3 ft at 9:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.26 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.19 ft at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.18 ft at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.09 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16.02 ft at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 16 ft at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.87 ft at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.8 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.76 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.7 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.66 ft at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.62 ft at 10:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.57 ft at 11:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 15.52 ft at 12:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 15.47 ft at 1:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 2:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 15.64 ft at 3:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 16.05 ft at 4:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 16.71 ft at 5:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 17.73 ft at 6:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 18.77 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 19.54 ft at 8:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 20.09 ft at 9:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 20.51 ft at 10:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 20.81 ft at 11:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.08 ft at 12:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 2:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.78 ft at 3:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 22.03 ft at 4:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 22.26 ft at 5:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 22.49 ft at 6:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 22.69 ft at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 22.93 ft at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 23.12 ft at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 23.29 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 23.49 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 23.65 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 23.8 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 23.95 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 24.09 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 24.23 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 24.34 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 24.49 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 24.61 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2014Highest Observation: 24.7 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2014Highest Forecast: 25.1 ft 2:00PM Apr 16, 2014Forecast: 23.8 ft 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Forecast: 20.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Forecast: 20 ft 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Forecast: 19.2 ft 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Forecast: 18.5 ft 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Forecast: 17.7 ft 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 17.3 ft 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 16.9 ft 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 16.5 ft 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 15.8 ft 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 15.4 ft 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 15.1 ft 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 14.8 ft 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 14.5 ft 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 14.3 ft 2:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 14.1 ft 8:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 13.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 13.7 ft 8:00AM Apr 21, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesALTF1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:03AM Apr 16, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 7:34AM Apr 16)Latest observed value: 24.7 ft at 8:00 AM EDT 16-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 22 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Chipola River near Altha (CR 274) are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - at Marianna (US 90) Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Scott's Ferry
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:30
Moderate Flood Stage:23
Flood Stage:22
Action Stage:18

Historical Crests
(1) 33.55 ft on 09/20/1926
(2) 32.20 ft on 04/05/1948
(3) 31.23 ft on 03/13/1998
(4) 30.66 ft on 04/04/2009
(5) 29.60 ft on 07/11/1994
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30 Major flood damage will occur.
28.5 Water will reach the Highway 274 bridge and approach the road.
23 Water will start to affect houses and mobile homes in the flood plain downstream from the gage. A few fish camps downstream of Highway 20 will be affected by flood water.
22 Minor lowland flooding will occur.
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Latitude: 30.533889° N, Longitude: 85.165278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 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 19.95 ft 41.95 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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