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Suwannee River at Branford (US 27) Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.71 ft at 4:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 5:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 6:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 7:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 8:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 9:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.68 ft at 10:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.66 ft at 11:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.69 ft at 12:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.69 ft at 1:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.68 ft at 2:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 3:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 4:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 5:00PM Nov 30, 2016Highest Observation: 7.75 ft at 6:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 7:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 8:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 9:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 10:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 11:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 1:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 2:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.69 ft at 3:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 4:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 5:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 6:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 7:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 8:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 9:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.73 ft at 10:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 11:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 1:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 2:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 3:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 4:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 5:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 6:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 7:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 9:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 10:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 12:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 1:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.7 ft at 2:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.69 ft at 3:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.69 ft at 4:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.69 ft at 5:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.68 ft at 7:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.68 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.67 ft at 9:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.66 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.64 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.63 ft at 1:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 3:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 5:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.63 ft at 7:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.63 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 9:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 11:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 1:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.61 ft at 3:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.61 ft at 4:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.61 ft at 5:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.61 ft at 6:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.61 ft at 7:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.6 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.6 ft at 9:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.59 ft at 10:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 11:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 12:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 1:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 2:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.56 ft at 3:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 4:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.56 ft at 5:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 6:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 7:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 8:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 9:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 10:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 11:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 12:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 1:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 2:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 3:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 4:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 5:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 6:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 7:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 8:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 9:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 10:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.53 ft at 11:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.54 ft at 12:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.54 ft at 1:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.55 ft at 2:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.57 ft at 3:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 4:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 5:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 6:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 7:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 8:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 9:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 11:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 12:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 1:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 7.58 ft at 2:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 7.59 ft at 3:00AM Dec 05, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBFDF1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:20AM Dec 5, 2016)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.59 ft at 3:00 AM EST 5-Dec-2016. Flood Stage is 25 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on unobstructed flow

NOTE: Forecasts for the Suwannee River at Branford (US 27) are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - at Luraville (SR 51) Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Rock Bluff  near Bell (CR 340)
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 31
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 38.13 ft on 04/11/1948
(2) 36.06 ft on 08/26/1928
(3) 34.82 ft on 04/18/1973
(4) 33.29 ft on 03/22/1998
(5) 32.94 ft on 04/13/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.09 ft on 04/12/2016
(2) 29.90 ft on 05/01/2014
(3) 32.01 ft on 04/15/2009
(4) 30.74 ft on 04/16/2005
(5) 24.29 ft on 04/16/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.78 ft on 01/17/1956

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38 Record flooding occurs. Water crosses US-27 in Branford at Savannah Street, flooding businesses. Homes on NW Senter Avenue west of NW Express Street are subject to flooding. In Lafayette County, SR 349 is completely flooded for 2 miles south of US-27.
37 Flooding expands across Branford south of SW Owens Avenue and west of SW Express Street. Water reaches the parking lot of the Family Dollar. Homes on NW 1st, 2nd, and 3rd street are subject to flooding. In Lafayette County, water spreads west of SR 349, flooding CR 375 and flooding homes just south of the CR 375 intersection with SR 349.
36 In Branford, flood waters reach US-27 flooding SE Suwannee Avenue and SW Drane Street south of SW Lafayette Avenue. In Lafayette County, water approaches a few homes on the east side of SR 349 south of CR 375.
34.5 Water reaches the base of the US 27 bridge at Branford and is subject to closure above this level.
34 In Branford, NW 2nd Avenue floods, isolating access to several homes in the area. In Lafayette County, SE Apaloosa Road floods and homes in the area are subject to flooding.
33 In Branford, water begins to approach a neighborhood on NW 2nd Avenue. In Lafayette County, water approaches homes on SE Apaloosa Road.
32 In Suwannee County, Suwannee Cove Road is completely flooded, isolating homes in the area. In Lafayette County, homes not elevated on NE Gold Dust Road are subject to flooding.
31.5 Suwannee county road 349, northwest of Branford, will be flooded.
31 Flood waters begin to approach homes between SW Suwannee Avenue and SW Express Court south of US-27 in Branford. In Lafayette County, access to homes along NE Golf Dust Road becomes restricted from US-27.
30 Flooding occurs at several spots on NE Gold Dust Road, isolating homes near the river. In Branford, portions of SW Suwannee Avenue begin to flood south of US-27.
29 Suwannee Cove Road in Suwannee County begins to flood, restricting access to homes near the river. In Lafayette County, access is restricted to homes along SE River Drive.
28 In Lafayette County, flooding begins on NE Gold Dust Road.
27 In Lafayette County, flooding expands along SE River Drive, isolating homes in the area.
25.25 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission begins enforcement of a no wake zone from the SR-51 bridge at Luraville to the Little River Spring.
25 The Ivey Park Boat Ramp begins to flood in Branford. In Lafayette County, SE River Drive begins to flood about 3 miles downstream from Branford.
23.25 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission begins enforcement of a no wake zone from the Little River Spring to the CR 340 bridge at Rock Bluff.
Photos
(1) Suwannee River at Branford - KML
(2) Gage Site
(3) Gage House
(4) Suwannee River US27 Bridge facing upstream
(5) Suwannee River US27 Bridge facing downstream
(6) Branford Historical Crest Pole
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Latitude: 29.955212° N, Longitude: 82.928992° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 25 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available 25 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.75 25.75 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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