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Black Warrior River at Oliver Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 120.86 ft at 11:00AM May 06, 2021Observed: 120.83 ft at 11:15AM May 06, 2021Highest Observation: 120.86 ft at 11:30AM May 06, 2021Observed: 120.79 ft at 11:45AM May 06, 2021Observed: 120.6 ft at 12:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 120.51 ft at 12:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 120.38 ft at 12:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 120.25 ft at 12:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 120.12 ft at 1:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.99 ft at 1:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.89 ft at 1:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.8 ft at 1:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.7 ft at 2:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.58 ft at 2:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.32 ft at 2:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.18 ft at 2:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 119.04 ft at 3:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 118.82 ft at 3:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 118.69 ft at 3:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 118.51 ft at 3:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 118.36 ft at 4:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 118.25 ft at 4:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 118.07 ft at 4:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.94 ft at 4:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.78 ft at 5:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.62 ft at 5:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.55 ft at 5:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.43 ft at 5:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.32 ft at 6:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.21 ft at 6:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.12 ft at 6:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 117.01 ft at 6:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.91 ft at 7:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.84 ft at 7:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.73 ft at 7:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.63 ft at 7:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.55 ft at 8:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.49 ft at 8:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.45 ft at 8:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.38 ft at 8:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.34 ft at 9:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.34 ft at 9:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.24 ft at 9:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.21 ft at 9:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.18 ft at 10:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.14 ft at 10:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.1 ft at 10:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 116.05 ft at 10:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 115.97 ft at 11:00PM May 06, 2021Observed: 115.93 ft at 11:15PM May 06, 2021Observed: 115.88 ft at 11:30PM May 06, 2021Observed: 115.84 ft at 11:45PM May 06, 2021Observed: 115.81 ft at 12:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.77 ft at 12:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.74 ft at 12:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.68 ft at 12:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.64 ft at 1:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.58 ft at 1:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.55 ft at 1:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.52 ft at 1:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.45 ft at 2:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.43 ft at 2:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.37 ft at 2:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.34 ft at 2:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.28 ft at 3:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.24 ft at 3:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.22 ft at 3:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.16 ft at 3:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.15 ft at 4:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.12 ft at 4:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.03 ft at 4:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115.03 ft at 4:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 115 ft at 5:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.95 ft at 5:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.89 ft at 5:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.87 ft at 5:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.86 ft at 6:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.78 ft at 6:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.77 ft at 6:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.71 ft at 6:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.69 ft at 7:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.65 ft at 7:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.63 ft at 7:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.58 ft at 7:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.55 ft at 8:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.54 ft at 8:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.5 ft at 8:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.45 ft at 8:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.45 ft at 9:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.39 ft at 9:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.37 ft at 9:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.22 ft at 9:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.11 ft at 10:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.16 ft at 10:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.12 ft at 10:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.05 ft at 10:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 114.01 ft at 11:00AM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.96 ft at 11:15AM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.98 ft at 11:30AM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.92 ft at 11:45AM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.89 ft at 12:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.83 ft at 12:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.81 ft at 12:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.8 ft at 12:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.76 ft at 1:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.61 ft at 1:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.55 ft at 1:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.48 ft at 1:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.42 ft at 2:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.33 ft at 2:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 113.14 ft at 2:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.98 ft at 2:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.9 ft at 3:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.77 ft at 3:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.63 ft at 3:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.54 ft at 3:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.54 ft at 4:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.36 ft at 4:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.25 ft at 4:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.15 ft at 4:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.05 ft at 5:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 112.06 ft at 5:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 111.87 ft at 5:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 111.82 ft at 5:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 111.62 ft at 6:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 111.46 ft at 6:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 111.34 ft at 6:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 111.22 ft at 6:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 111.08 ft at 7:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.94 ft at 7:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.82 ft at 7:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.71 ft at 7:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.61 ft at 8:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.52 ft at 8:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.39 ft at 8:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.28 ft at 8:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.18 ft at 9:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110.1 ft at 9:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 110 ft at 9:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.9 ft at 9:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.83 ft at 10:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.74 ft at 10:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.67 ft at 10:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.53 ft at 10:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.48 ft at 11:00PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.39 ft at 11:15PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.31 ft at 11:30PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.24 ft at 11:45PM May 07, 2021Observed: 109.16 ft at 12:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 109.1 ft at 12:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 109.01 ft at 12:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.93 ft at 12:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.86 ft at 1:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.82 ft at 1:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.71 ft at 1:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.66 ft at 1:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.63 ft at 2:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.55 ft at 2:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.46 ft at 2:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.42 ft at 2:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.32 ft at 3:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.29 ft at 3:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.28 ft at 3:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.24 ft at 3:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.18 ft at 4:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.24 ft at 4:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.1 ft at 4:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.04 ft at 4:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108 ft at 5:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.06 ft at 5:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 108.01 ft at 5:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.95 ft at 5:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.94 ft at 6:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.88 ft at 6:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.87 ft at 6:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.81 ft at 6:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.8 ft at 7:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.76 ft at 7:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.72 ft at 7:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.6 ft at 7:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.64 ft at 8:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.59 ft at 8:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.61 ft at 8:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.54 ft at 8:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.42 ft at 9:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.41 ft at 9:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.53 ft at 9:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.4 ft at 9:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.37 ft at 10:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.3 ft at 10:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.2 ft at 10:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.2 ft at 10:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.39 ft at 11:00AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.18 ft at 11:15AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.08 ft at 11:30AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.06 ft at 11:45AM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.09 ft at 12:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 107.15 ft at 12:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.98 ft at 12:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.99 ft at 12:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.95 ft at 1:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.93 ft at 1:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.93 ft at 1:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.87 ft at 1:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 107 ft at 2:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.86 ft at 2:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.77 ft at 2:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.76 ft at 2:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.75 ft at 3:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.83 ft at 3:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.73 ft at 3:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.68 ft at 3:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.64 ft at 4:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.64 ft at 4:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.59 ft at 4:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.55 ft at 4:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.47 ft at 5:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.47 ft at 5:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.44 ft at 5:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.43 ft at 5:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.38 ft at 6:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.36 ft at 6:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.32 ft at 6:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.3 ft at 6:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.26 ft at 7:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.24 ft at 7:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.21 ft at 7:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.38 ft at 7:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.21 ft at 8:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.22 ft at 8:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.17 ft at 8:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.16 ft at 8:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.16 ft at 9:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.11 ft at 9:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.07 ft at 9:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.07 ft at 9:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.04 ft at 10:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.07 ft at 10:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.06 ft at 10:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 105.99 ft at 10:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 105.97 ft at 11:00PM May 08, 2021Observed: 106.03 ft at 11:15PM May 08, 2021Observed: 105.91 ft at 11:30PM May 08, 2021Observed: 105.91 ft at 11:45PM May 08, 2021Observed: 105.89 ft at 12:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.75 ft at 12:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.8 ft at 12:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.76 ft at 12:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.84 ft at 1:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.66 ft at 1:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.71 ft at 1:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.68 ft at 1:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.61 ft at 2:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.63 ft at 2:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.59 ft at 2:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.56 ft at 2:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.48 ft at 3:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.5 ft at 3:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.5 ft at 3:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.47 ft at 3:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.43 ft at 4:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.4 ft at 4:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.37 ft at 4:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.36 ft at 4:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.37 ft at 5:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.33 ft at 5:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.36 ft at 5:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.32 ft at 5:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.31 ft at 6:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.27 ft at 6:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.23 ft at 6:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.24 ft at 6:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.2 ft at 7:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.45 ft at 7:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.24 ft at 7:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.17 ft at 7:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.15 ft at 8:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.15 ft at 8:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.13 ft at 8:30AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.08 ft at 8:45AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105 ft at 9:00AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.04 ft at 9:15AM May 09, 2021Observed: 105.02 ft at 9:30AM May 09, 2021Forecast: 104 ft 1:00PM May 09, 2021Forecast: 103.2 ft 7:00PM May 09, 2021Forecast: 102.8 ft 1:00AM May 10, 2021Forecast: 103.2 ft 7:00AM May 10, 2021Forecast: 104.6 ft 1:00PM May 10, 2021Forecast: 106 ft 7:00PM May 10, 2021Forecast: 107.3 ft 1:00AM May 11, 2021Forecast: 108.6 ft 7:00AM May 11, 2021Forecast: 109.8 ft 1:00PM May 11, 2021Forecast: 110.6 ft 7:00PM May 11, 2021Highest Forecast: 110.9 ft 1:00AM May 12, 2021Forecast: 110.8 ft 7:00AM May 12, 2021Forecast: 110.3 ft 1:00PM May 12, 2021Forecast: 109.8 ft 7:00PM May 12, 2021Forecast: 109.2 ft 1:00AM May 13, 2021Forecast: 108.6 ft 7:00AM May 13, 2021Forecast: 108 ft 1:00PM May 13, 2021Forecast: 107.5 ft 7:00PM May 13, 2021Forecast: 106.8 ft 1:00AM May 14, 2021Forecast: 106 ft 7:00AM May 14, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesTODA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (10:45AM May 9, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 8:06AM May 9)Latest observed value: 105.02 ft at 9:30 AM CDT 9-May-2021. Flood Stage is 129 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 Black Warrior River at Oliver Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 146
Moderate Flood Stage: 138
Flood Stage: 129
Action Stage: 122
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 149.00 ft on 02/22/1961
(2) 148.30 ft on 03/29/1951
(3) 148.00 ft on 04/13/1979
(4) 146.70 ft on 01/06/1949
(5) 145.80 ft on 02/11/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 131.54 ft on 02/22/2019
(2) 135.70 ft on 12/29/2018
(3) 126.41 ft on 06/24/2017
(4) 98.64 ft on 12/03/2016
(5) 135.25 ft on 12/27/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 92.30 ft on 10/05/1953

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153 Water reaches the top of the levee at Northport. At higher stages flooding of Northport can be expected.
149 Extensive business and industrial flooding occurs along the Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa.
147 Flooding along Jack Warner Parkway worsens. The park at Manderson Landing floods at stages of 148 feet.
146 Considerable flooding of industrial and commercial interests along Jack Warner Parkway occurs.
144 Flooding of Rice Mine Road in Northport and northeast Tuscaloosa begins.
140 Flooding of portions of Jack Warner Parkway can be expected. Some industrial property may also begin to flood along Jack Warner Parkway. Residential flooding will commence in areas southwest of Tuscaloosa at stages above 140 feet.
135 Numerous camphouses and some permanent residences southwest of Tuscaloosa become cutoff.
132 Flooding of rural roads southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
129 Flooding of agricultural lands in areas southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
125 Flooding of some roads leading into homes in the Hemphill Bend area southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
122 Cattle in low lands begin to be cut off and may need to be moved to higher ground.
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Latitude: 33.209167° N, Longitude: 87.596389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 129 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(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 0 ft 129 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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