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Suwanee Creek near Suwanee, GA (SWEG1)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

925.9*16.0*
925.4*15.5*
924.9*15.0*
924.4*14.5*
Record Crest: 14.3 ft
923.914.0

Major Flooding Begins

923.413.5
922.913.0
922.412.5
921.912.0
921.411.5
920.911.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

920.410.5
919.910.0
919.49.5
918.99.0
918.48.5
917.98.0

Minor Flooding Begins

917.47.5
916.97.0

Near Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Peachtree City/Atlanta, GA Southeast River Forecast Center
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0.9 ft at 12/17/2017 12:15:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.30 ft on 09/21/2009
(2) 12.04 ft on 10/05/1996
(3) 11.76 ft on 05/19/2013
(4) 11.42 ft on 03/17/1990
(5) 11.22 ft on 10/13/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.02 ft on 09/12/2017
(2) 8.59 ft on 07/17/2017
(3) 9.64 ft on 04/06/2017
(4) 8.55 ft on 02/04/2016
(5) 8.42 ft on 12/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.08 ft on 07/21/1988
(2) 0.66 ft on 10/02/2007
(3) 0.67 ft on 09/17/2016
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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.

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18 Widespread record flooding continues in the Suwanee Creek...Martin Farm and George Pierce Parks. Portions of Suwanee Creek Road...Martin Farm Road and yards off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run are flooded with several feet of water. The Swift Atlanta Company building and some of the structures on Sharon Industrial Way are flooded. Portions of the U S Highway 23 or Buford Highway near the bridge begin to flood.
16 Record flooding continues in the Suwanee Creek...Martin Farm and George Pierce Parks. The Suwanee Creek Greenway...Suwanee Creek Road near the Bennett Creek bridge and yards off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run are flooded. Martin Farm Road near the bridge is flooded with up to 5 feet of water. The Swift Atlanta Company building and some of the structures on Sharon Industrial Way begin to flood. The water reaches the bottom of the U S Highway 23 or Buford Highway bridge.
15 Record flooding occurs in the Suwanee Creek...Martin Farm and George Pierce Parks. The Suwanee Creek Greenway floods out. Suwanee Creek Road near the Bennett Creek bridge and yards off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run are flooded. The playground is flooded behind the Suwanee Elementary School. Martin Farm Road near the bridge is flooded with up to 4 feet of water. Flood waters approach the Swift Atlanta Company building and some of the structures on Sharon Industrial Way.
14 Major flooding begins in the Suwanee Creek...Martin Farm and George Pierce Parks. The Suwanee Creek Greenway is flooded out. Suwanee Creek Road near the Bennett Creek bridge and yards off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run are flooded. The playground is flooded behind the Suwanee Elementary School. Martin Farm Road near the bridge is flooded with up to 3 feet of water. Flood waters cover the parking lots behind the Swift Atlanta Company and some of the structures on Sharon Industrial Way.
13 Significant flooding expands in the Suwanee Creek...Martin Farm and George Pierce Parks. The Suwanee Creek Greenway and a portion of the parking lot behind the Swift Atlanta Company are flooded. Suwanee Creek Road near the Bennett Creek bridge and yards off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run are flooded. The playground is flooded behind the Suwanee Elementary School. Martin Farm Road near the bridge is flooded with up to one foot of water. Flood waters approach the structures on Sharon Industrial Way.
12 Moderate flooding continues in the Suwanee Creek Park...Martin Farm Park and George Pierce Park. The Suwanee Creek Greenway is completely flooded. Low portions of the parking lot behind the Swift Atlanta Company begin to flood. Portions of Suwanee Creek Road near the Bennett Creek bridge and the yards off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run are flooded. The playground behind the Suwanee Elementary School will be flooded. Portions of Martin Farm Road near the bridge will begin to flood.
11 Moderate begins in the Suwanee Creek Park...Martin Farm Park and George Pierce Park. The Suwanee Creek Greenway is flooded with 1 to 3 feet of water. Water reaches the Swift Atlanta Company parking lot. Portions of the Suwanee Creek Road flood near the Bennett Creek bridge. Flooding expands into the yards off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run. A large portion of the playground behind the Suwanee Elementary School will be flooded. The water level will reach the bottom of the Martin Farm Road bridge.
10 Minor flooding expands further into the flood plain from Suwanee Creek Park through Martin Farm Park to George Pierce Park. The Suwanee Creek Greenway and trails are completely flooded with the water approaching the Swift Atlanta Company parking lot. Suwanee Creek Road begins to flood in low areas near Bennett Creek Bridge. In addition...yards begin to flood off Bend Creek Trail and Mill Creek Run. Portions of the playground behind the Suwanee Elementary School will be flooded.
9 Minor flooding expands along the creek upstream and downstream from the gage at U S Highway 23 or Buford Highway. Most of the Suwanee Creek Greenway and trails are flooded from the Suwanee Creek Park to George Pierce Park. The minor flooding will also begin to affect portions of the playground area behind the Suwanee Elementary School.
8 Flood Stage is reached. Minor flooding begins along the creek upstream and downstream from the gage at U S Highway 23 or Buford Highway. Portions of the Suwanee Creek Park off of Suwanee Creek Trail begin to flood to Martin Farm Road. This will also include areas behind the Suwanee Elementary School and the George Pierce Park.
7 Bankfull conditions are reached along the creek upstream and downstream from the gage at U S Highway 23 or Buford Highway. Portions of the Suwanee Creek Greenway and trails in the park to Martin Farm Road begin to flood. This will also include the low lying areas behind the Suwanee Elementary School and the George Pierce Park.
6 Bankfull conditions are reached along the creek behind the Suwanee Elementary School and George Pierce Park. Portions of the Suwanee Creek Greenway in this area will begin to flood.
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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.