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Coosa River at Childersburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 396.02 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.03 ft at 2:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.04 ft at 2:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.07 ft at 2:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.11 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.15 ft at 3:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.18 ft at 3:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 3:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.24 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 4:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 4:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 4:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.24 ft at 5:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.2 ft at 5:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.16 ft at 5:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.12 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 6:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 6:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.39 ft at 6:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.37 ft at 7:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 7:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 7:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.3 ft at 8:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.3 ft at 8:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 8:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 9:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 9:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 9:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.23 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.23 ft at 10:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 10:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.22 ft at 10:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.22 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.23 ft at 11:15AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 11:30AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 11:45AM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 12:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 12:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 12:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 1:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 1:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 2:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 2:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 2:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 3:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 3:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 3:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 4:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 4:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 4:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 5:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 5:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 5:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 6:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 6:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 6:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 7:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 7:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 7:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 8:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 8:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 8:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 9:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 9:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 9:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 9:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 10:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 10:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 10:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 10:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 11:15PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 11:30PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 11:45PM May 20, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 12:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 12:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 12:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 1:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 1:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 1:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.16 ft at 2:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.06 ft at 2:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.98 ft at 2:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.93 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.9 ft at 3:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.87 ft at 3:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.87 ft at 3:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.89 ft at 4:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.94 ft at 4:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396 ft at 4:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.06 ft at 4:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.14 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.18 ft at 5:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 5:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 5:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 6:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.41 ft at 6:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.43 ft at 6:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.44 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.42 ft at 7:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.38 ft at 7:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.34 ft at 7:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 8:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.48 ft at 8:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.5 ft at 8:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.48 ft at 8:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.43 ft at 9:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.39 ft at 9:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 9:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 9:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 10:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 10:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 10:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.13 ft at 11:15AM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.02 ft at 11:30AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.93 ft at 11:45AM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.87 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.81 ft at 12:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.93 ft at 12:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.05 ft at 12:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.16 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.24 ft at 1:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 1:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 1:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 2:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.38 ft at 2:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.39 ft at 2:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.39 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.38 ft at 3:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 3:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 3:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 4:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 4:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.23 ft at 4:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.2 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.19 ft at 5:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.18 ft at 5:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.2 ft at 5:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.22 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.24 ft at 6:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 6:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 6:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.3 ft at 7:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 7:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 7:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 8:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 8:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 8:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 9:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 9:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 396.09 ft at 10:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.99 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.91 ft at 10:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.86 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.83 ft at 11:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.86 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.92 ft at 11:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 395.96 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.99 ft at 12:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.01 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.03 ft at 12:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.07 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.15 ft at 1:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 1:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.37 ft at 2:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.38 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.39 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.38 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.24 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.2 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.16 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.14 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.11 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.1 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.09 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.07 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.4 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.51 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2024Highest Observation: 396.57 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.55 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.42 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.33 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.24 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.19 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.17 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.19 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.18 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.15 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.14 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.13 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.14 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.15 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.15 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.11 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.09 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.11 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.16 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.24 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.22 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.45 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.52 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2024Highest Observation: 396.57 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.56 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.53 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.49 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.46 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.42 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.39 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.36 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.35 ft at 2:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.32 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 3:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 3:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.22 ft at 4:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.21 ft at 4:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.25 ft at 5:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.3 ft at 5:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.3 ft at 6:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.31 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 6:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 7:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.27 ft at 7:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.26 ft at 8:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.28 ft at 8:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.29 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.2 ft at 9:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.08 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.99 ft at 9:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.9 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.85 ft at 10:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.84 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.8 ft at 10:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.79 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.83 ft at 11:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.89 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 395.96 ft at 11:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396.03 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 396.08 ft at 12:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 396.11 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 396.16 ft at 12:45AM May 23, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCHLA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:45AM May 23, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 396.16 ft at 12:45 AM CDT 23-May-2024. Flood Stage is 402 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.

NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Coosa River at Childersburg 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: 410
Moderate Flood Stage: 407
Flood Stage: 402
Action Stage: 402
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 412.86 ft on 02/23/1961
(2) 412.55 ft on 03/30/1951
(3) 412.48 ft on 04/09/1938
(4) 411.44 ft on 04/14/1979
(5) 410.95 ft on 02/05/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 402.35 ft on 03/24/2022
(2) 402.79 ft on 12/29/2018
(3) 400.20 ft on 04/06/2017
(4) 402.00 ft on 02/25/2016
(5) 405.49 ft on 12/26/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 390.00 ft on 04/20/1975

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415 Exceptional flooding in the Chancellor Ferry area. Flood waters reach homes north of Cosper Bend and reach the edge of State Route 76 with flooding possible north of 76 in farmland areas of Deer Lick Branch. Areas along Talladega Creek from the Skeet Club to baseball field see extensive flooding.
412 Widespread residential flooding occurs...and evacuations are needed.
410 Several homes and steets along Edgewood Drive, Woodside Street and Canal Street begin to flood. Flooding along 4th Ave Northeast begins as backwater develops from Tallaseehatchee Creek. Water approaches a few houses along River Run Road and River Run Circle. Water covers sections of Chancellor Ferry Cove with several homes affected. Watercross Drive is flooded with several homes in the area of State Route 76 and Cosper Bend at risk. The west side of River Run Rd is flooded along with some homes.
407 Houses at Woodside Street become susceptible to flooding.
405 Yards begin to flood along sections of Woodside Street, Canal Street, River Run Circle and River Run Road. Several yards near State Route 76 (Klein Road) and Watercross Drive and Chancellor Ferry Cove flood. Extensive flooding of farm and foreast land from Prince Island to Cosper Bend flood.
404 Water begins to approach or cover a few low lying roads. Yards of a few homes near the river begin to flood. Areas along Edgewood Drive are particularly vulnerable. Farmland between 4th Ave Northeast and State Route 76 in Childersburg begins to flood.
402 Flooding of low lying areas begins.
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Latitude: 33.291667° N, Longitude: 86.363889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 402 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 382.45 ft 784.45 ft  

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