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Pea River at Elba (US 84) Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 0.76 ft at 9:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 10:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 11:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 12:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 1:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 2:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 3:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 4:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.78 ft at 6:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.76 ft at 7:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.76 ft at 8:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 9:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.76 ft at 10:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.76 ft at 11:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.78 ft at 12:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.78 ft at 1:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.79 ft at 2:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.79 ft at 3:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.79 ft at 4:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.8 ft at 5:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.8 ft at 6:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.81 ft at 7:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.84 ft at 8:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.89 ft at 10:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 0.94 ft at 11:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1 ft at 12:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.02 ft at 1:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.07 ft at 2:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.1 ft at 3:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.13 ft at 4:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.18 ft at 6:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.22 ft at 7:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.33 ft at 9:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.48 ft at 11:00PM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.73 ft at 2:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.87 ft at 4:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 2 ft at 8:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:00AM Jun 03, 2023Highest Observation: 2.02 ft at 10:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:00AM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 2 ft at 12:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.89 ft at 4:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.86 ft at 5:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.85 ft at 6:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 7:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.77 ft at 8:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 9:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:00PM Jun 03, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.47 ft at 4:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.38 ft at 8:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.36 ft at 9:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.31 ft at 11:00AM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.28 ft at 1:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.26 ft at 2:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.25 ft at 3:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.23 ft at 4:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.19 ft at 6:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.14 ft at 8:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.13 ft at 9:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.11 ft at 10:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.09 ft at 11:00PM Jun 04, 2023Observed: 1.07 ft at 12:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 1.06 ft at 1:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 1.05 ft at 2:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 1.03 ft at 3:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 1 ft at 5:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.98 ft at 6:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.95 ft at 8:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.93 ft at 9:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.91 ft at 10:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.9 ft at 11:00AM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.89 ft at 12:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.87 ft at 1:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.86 ft at 2:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.85 ft at 3:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.84 ft at 4:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.82 ft at 5:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.81 ft at 6:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.79 ft at 7:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.79 ft at 8:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 9:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.76 ft at 10:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.75 ft at 11:00PM Jun 05, 2023Observed: 0.73 ft at 12:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.73 ft at 1:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.71 ft at 2:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.7 ft at 3:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.7 ft at 4:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.69 ft at 5:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.68 ft at 6:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.67 ft at 7:00AM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 0.66 ft at 8:00AM Jun 06, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesELBA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:53AM Jun 6, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.66 ft at 8:00 AM CDT 6-Jun-2023. Flood Stage is 30 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on unobstructed flow

NOTE: Forecasts for the Pea River at Elba (US 84) 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: 46
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): 2

Historic Crests
(1) 43.50 ft on 03/15/1929
(2) 43.28 ft on 03/17/1990
(3) 41.42 ft on 12/26/2015
(4) 39.23 ft on 03/08/1998
(5) 38.33 ft on 07/07/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.64 ft on 09/18/2020
(2) 28.40 ft on 01/01/2016
(3) 41.42 ft on 12/26/2015
(4) 25.58 ft on 04/08/2014
(5) 33.73 ft on 12/15/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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46 A major flood is expected to top the levee and innundate Elba and the reaches of the Pea River near Elba.
44 Flood waters are expected to reach the lowest point of the levee protecting downtown elba at highway 84, with the threat of flooding affecting the downtown area of elba. Many homes outside the levee will be subject to substantial flooding.
41 Water is expected to cover a large portion of state highway 87 north of Elba. The Seaboard Coast Railroad bridge in Elba will become submerged.
35 Flooding on the Pea River will affect low lying houses and streets east of highway 189 south near Elba.
32 Moderate flooding on the Pea River will affect homes outside the levee near Elba and will extend to Smith Avenue, otherwise known as State Highway 125.
30 Minor flooding will affect farmland along the Pea River near Elba.
28 Water will extend to the city swimming pool in Elba on the east bank of the Pea River, near the highway 84 bridge.
(1) Pea River at Elba - KML
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Latitude: 31.413333° N, Longitude: 86.063056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 30 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 159.24 ft 189.24 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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