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Catoma Creek near Montgomery Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 10.84 ft at 9:00PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 10.68 ft at 10:00PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 11:00PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 10.45 ft at 12:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 10.33 ft at 1:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 10.21 ft at 2:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 10.14 ft at 3:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 10.02 ft at 4:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.94 ft at 5:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.87 ft at 6:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.8 ft at 7:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.72 ft at 8:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.65 ft at 9:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.56 ft at 10:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.5 ft at 11:00AM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.42 ft at 12:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.34 ft at 1:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.24 ft at 2:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 9.12 ft at 3:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 8.97 ft at 4:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 8.79 ft at 5:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 8.59 ft at 6:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 8.07 ft at 8:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 7.77 ft at 9:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 7.45 ft at 10:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 7.14 ft at 11:00PM Jan 18, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 12:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 6.48 ft at 1:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 5.92 ft at 3:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 5.66 ft at 4:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 5.43 ft at 5:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 5.24 ft at 6:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.69 ft at 10:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.6 ft at 11:00AM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.51 ft at 12:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.44 ft at 1:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.37 ft at 2:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.3 ft at 3:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.24 ft at 4:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 5:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.08 ft at 7:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 8:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 9:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 10:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:00PM Jan 19, 2022Observed: 3.88 ft at 12:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 3.84 ft at 1:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 3.83 ft at 2:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 3.85 ft at 3:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 4.31 ft at 5:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 4.54 ft at 6:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 4.68 ft at 7:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.03 ft at 9:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.1 ft at 10:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.16 ft at 11:00AM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.19 ft at 12:00PM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.19 ft at 1:00PM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.25 ft at 2:00PM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.3 ft at 3:00PM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.38 ft at 4:00PM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.49 ft at 5:00PM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:00PM Jan 20, 2022Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:00PM Jan 20, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCATA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:00PM Jan 20, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.86 ft at 7:00 PM CST 20-Jan-2022. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Catoma Creek near Montgomery 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: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.78 ft on 03/17/1990
(2) 28.60 ft on 02/25/1961
(3) 28.13 ft on 02/17/1975
(4) 27.20 ft on 03/04/2001
(5) 27.14 ft on 03/28/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.57 ft on 12/29/2017 (P)
(2) 23.14 ft on 06/23/2017 (P)
(3) 20.15 ft on 01/23/2016 (P)
(4) 25.59 ft on 12/25/2015
(5) 25.15 ft on 04/08/2014 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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33 Portions of major highways, including a portion of Interstate 65, begin flooding.
30 Considerable residential flooding occurs in the vicinity of Hayneville Road and also near the Mobile-Selma Highway with a large residential area flooded. Flooding extends north of Hunter Loop Road, and large portions of South and West Boulevards also flood.
28 Portions of West Boulevard and U.S. Highway 331 become flooded. Considerable residential and street flooding occurs in the the vicinity of Old Selma and Hayneville Roads. Residential flooding occurs along Grovewood Drive and Fleming Road. Industrial and commercial flooding also occurs along the Mobile-Selma Highway and Interstate 65.
24 Residential and street flooding becomes a problem...and increases rapidly above 24 feet. Several residences are threatened.
20 Flooding of agricultural lands in the vicinity of the U.S. 331 Highway Bridge occurs.
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Latitude: 32.307222° N, Longitude: 86.299444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 151.02 ft 171.02 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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