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Leaf River at Hattiesburg, MS (HATM6)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

Record Crest: 34.03 ft
152.2 34.0
151.2 33.0
150.2 32.0
149.2 31.0
148.2 30.0

Major Flooding Begins

147.2 29.0
146.2 28.0
145.2 27.0
144.2 26.0
143.2 25.0
142.2 24.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

141.2 23.0
140.2 22.0
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Jackson, MS Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center

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2.2 ft at 09/22/2014 16:00:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:29.3
Moderate Flood Stage:24
Flood Stage:22
Action Stage:21

Historical Crests
(1) 34.03 ft on 04/15/1974
(2) 31.53 ft on 02/23/1961
(3) 29.19 ft on 04/09/1983
(4) 29.13 ft on 04/14/1980
(5) 28.91 ft on 03/22/1944
(6) 28.91 ft on 03/22/1943
(7) 27.42 ft on 01/10/1950
(8) 27.31 ft on 05/14/1990
(9) 27.09 ft on 02/19/1990
(10) 26.66 ft on 01/22/1947
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.83 ft on 07/14/1992
(2) 1.97 ft on 10/02/1991
(3) 2.34 ft on 10/05/1993

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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34 East Hattiesburg is inundated. Serious flooding in the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal, with approximately 350 businesses and 2900 other structures affected by high water.
30.5 Flooding begins to occur on Highway 11 about 1/2 mile north of bridge.
29.3 Water in is the Briarfield Homes Apartments off Second Street.
27.3 The turn ramp on the bypass becomes flooded.
26 Sections of east Hattiesburg close to the river begin to flood.
25.5 The stockyard area on Highway 11 begins to flood.
25.3 Water is beginning to cover east side of Hardy Street.
23.5 Water is beginning to enter homes on Curie Street.
23 Water begins to cover streets and highways in low lying areas along the river.
22 Water begins to cover road at a trailer park about 3 miles downstream of the Highway 11 bridge.
16 Chain Park on the river at highway 11 begins to flood in Hattiesburg.
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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.