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Cahaba River at Suttle Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 11.91 ft at 3:00AM Sep 22, 2021Highest Observation: 11.92 ft at 4:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.91 ft at 5:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.89 ft at 6:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.88 ft at 7:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.85 ft at 8:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.81 ft at 9:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.74 ft at 10:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.67 ft at 11:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.58 ft at 12:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.49 ft at 1:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.38 ft at 2:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.27 ft at 3:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.14 ft at 4:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 11.01 ft at 5:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 10.87 ft at 6:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 10.72 ft at 7:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 10.58 ft at 8:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 10.43 ft at 9:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 10.28 ft at 10:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 10.15 ft at 11:00PM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 10.02 ft at 12:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.88 ft at 1:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.75 ft at 2:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.64 ft at 3:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.54 ft at 4:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.43 ft at 5:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.34 ft at 6:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.25 ft at 7:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.18 ft at 8:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.08 ft at 9:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 9.02 ft at 10:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.96 ft at 11:00AM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.9 ft at 12:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.85 ft at 1:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.8 ft at 2:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.74 ft at 3:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.7 ft at 4:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.65 ft at 5:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.62 ft at 6:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.57 ft at 7:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.54 ft at 8:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.49 ft at 9:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.45 ft at 10:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.41 ft at 11:00PM Sep 23, 2021Observed: 8.36 ft at 12:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 8.31 ft at 1:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 2:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 8.22 ft at 3:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 8.16 ft at 4:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 8.12 ft at 5:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 8.07 ft at 6:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 8.02 ft at 7:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 10:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.84 ft at 11:00AM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.8 ft at 12:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 1:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 2:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.66 ft at 3:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 4:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.57 ft at 5:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.53 ft at 6:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.49 ft at 7:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.45 ft at 8:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.4 ft at 9:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.37 ft at 10:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.33 ft at 11:00PM Sep 24, 2021Observed: 7.29 ft at 12:00AM Sep 25, 2021Observed: 7.25 ft at 1:00AM Sep 25, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSUTA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:00AM Sep 25, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.25 ft at 1:00 AM CDT 25-Sep-2021. Flood Stage is 32 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: Forecasts for the Cahaba River at Suttle 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: 55
Moderate Flood Stage: 43
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.00 ft on 02/25/1961
(2) 42.80 ft on 03/30/1951
(3) 41.55 ft on 04/15/1979
(4) 41.09 ft on 02/18/1990
(5) 40.23 ft on 03/18/1976
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 36.80 ft on 12/31/2018 (P)
(2) 36.43 ft on 06/26/2017
(3) 37.18 ft on 04/10/2014
(4) 34.98 ft on 03/12/2011
(5) 33.19 ft on 04/04/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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43 Some flooding of homes in the area and Highway 14 occurs.
32 Flooding of pasture lands and low-lying agricultural lands occurs in the Suttle area.
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Latitude: 32.529167° N, Longitude: 87.198889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 32 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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 97.64 ft 129.64 ft  

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