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Suwannee River at Branford (US 27), FL (BFDF1)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

Record Crest: 38.13 ft
38.038.0
37.037.0
36.036.0

Major Flooding Begins

35.035.0
34.034.0
33.033.0
32.032.0
31.031.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

30.030.0
29.029.0
28.028.0
27.027.0
26.026.0
25.025.0

Minor Flooding Begins

24.024.0
23.023.0

Near Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
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9.3 ft at 12/11/2017 22:00:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 31
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): 7

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

Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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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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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.