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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chattahoochee River at Whitesburg are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.84 ft on 09/23/2009
(2) 29.11 ft on 12/11/1919
(3) 27.50 ft on 02/25/1961
(4) 25.90 ft on 03/18/1990
(5) 25.10 ft on 01/10/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.99 ft on 04/06/2017
(2) 20.16 ft on 12/25/2015
(3) 17.85 ft on 04/08/2014
(4) 15.41 ft on 01/12/2014
(5) 16.20 ft on 05/06/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.94 ft on 09/15/1954
(2) 2.75 ft on 07/04/2008
(3) 2.89 ft on 10/09/2007
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34 Widespread catastrophic flooding occurs. Water reaches the bottom of the U.S. Highway 27 bridge and state officals will close it. Large portions of Plant Yates and Plant Wansley will be flooded out. Numerous homes and roads on both sides of the river will be flooded several feet deep. Transportation in the Whitesburg and Sargent areas will be difficult due to road closures. The day use area...riverside trails and the north camping site in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be completely flooded.
30 Record flooding occurs with widespread inundation flooding surrounding the gage. The Riverside Park will flood up to 11 feet deep. Some river intake buildings will be flooded at Plant Yates. Homes at the end of Bob Brewster Road will be flooded several feet deep. Portions of Payton Road near Cliff Payton Circle and a day use area parking lot and north camping site in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be under 9 feet of water. A pumping station at Plant Wansley downstream will be flooded.
28 Major flooding continues with widespread inundation flooding surrounding the gage. The Riverside Park will flood up to 9 feet deep. Some river intake buildings flood at Plant Yates near the gage. Some homes at the end of Bob Brewster Road will be flooded a few feet deep. Portions of Payton Road near Cliff Payton Circle and a day use area parking lot and north camping site in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be under 7 feet of water. Small coffer dams at Plant Wansley downstream will be flooded.
26 Major flooding begins. Widespread inundation flooding occurs upstream and downstream from the gage. The Riverside Park will flood up to 7 feet deep. Some homes at the end of Bob Brewster Road will be flooded. Moore Creek will back up and flood portions of Payton Road near Cliff Payton Circle around 5 feet deep. Large portions of the day use area parking lot and north camping site in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be under 5 feet of water. Small coffer dams at Plant Wansley downstream will be topped.
24 Significant flooding expands into the woodlands and fields upstream and downstream from the gage. The Riverside Park next to the bridge will be under 5 feet of water. Flood waters will begin to enter some homes at the end of Bob Brewster Road. Moore Creek will back up and flood portions of Payton Road near Cliff Payton Circle around 3 feet deep. Large portions of the day use area parking lot and north camping site in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be under 3 feet of water.
21 Moderate flooding begins. Significant flooding occurs in the woodlands and fields upstream and downstream from the gage. The Riverside Park next to the bridge will be under two feet of water. Flood waters will surround some homes at the end of Bob Brewster Road. Moore Creek will back up and flood portions of Payton Road near Cliff Payton Circle. The water reaches the top of the boat ramp at the day use area and the top of the steps at the north camping site in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park.
19 Minor flooding continues in the woodlands and fields upstream and downstream from the gage at U.S. Highway 27 or Georgia Highway 16. The parking lot of Riverside Park next to the bridge will begin to flood. A sod farm upstream also experiences flooding. Flooding occurs on some unimproved dirt roads along the river. The playground at a day use area in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be under two feet of water. Flood waters will surround tent platforms on the North Camping Site of the park.
17 Flood Stage is reached. Minor flooding begins in the woodlands and fields along the river upstream and downstream from the gage on U.S. Highway 27 or Georgia Highway 16. Flood waters reach the top of the boat ramp at Riverside Park next to the bridge. The playground at a day use area on the west side of the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will begin to flood.
15 Bankfull conditions are reached along the river upstream and downstream from the gage on U.S. Highway 27 or Georgia Highway 16.
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1460 cfs Paddled from Georgia Highway 16 near Whitesburg to McIntosh Reserve. Shallow in places if you don’t stay in the channel.

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