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ALERT: November 15 update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Alabama River at Henry Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 92.53 ft at 9:00PM Nov 12, 2018Observed: 93.34 ft at 10:00PM Nov 12, 2018Observed: 94.02 ft at 11:00PM Nov 12, 2018Observed: 94.37 ft at 12:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 94.68 ft at 1:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 94.97 ft at 2:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 95.16 ft at 3:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 96.18 ft at 4:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 96.6 ft at 5:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 96.83 ft at 6:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 97.01 ft at 7:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 98.07 ft at 8:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 98.34 ft at 9:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 98.6 ft at 10:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 99.23 ft at 11:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 99.56 ft at 12:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 99.74 ft at 1:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 99.92 ft at 2:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 100.58 ft at 3:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 100.96 ft at 4:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 101.15 ft at 5:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 101.32 ft at 6:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 101.82 ft at 7:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 102.14 ft at 8:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 102.37 ft at 9:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 102.16 ft at 10:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 102.16 ft at 11:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 102.19 ft at 12:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.27 ft at 1:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.56 ft at 2:00AM Nov 14, 2018Highest Observation: 103.04 ft at 3:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.68 ft at 4:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.59 ft at 5:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.55 ft at 6:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.53 ft at 7:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.79 ft at 8:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.88 ft at 9:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.9 ft at 10:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.95 ft at 11:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.98 ft at 12:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.99 ft at 1:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 103 ft at 2:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.99 ft at 3:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.99 ft at 4:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 103 ft at 5:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.68 ft at 6:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.31 ft at 7:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.17 ft at 8:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 102.07 ft at 9:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 101.98 ft at 10:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 101.9 ft at 11:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 101.84 ft at 12:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 101.76 ft at 1:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 101.72 ft at 2:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 101.7 ft at 3:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 101.26 ft at 4:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 101.02 ft at 5:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 100.87 ft at 6:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 100.76 ft at 7:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 100.72 ft at 8:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 100.65 ft at 9:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 100.57 ft at 10:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.53 ft at 11:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.75 ft at 12:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.72 ft at 1:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.67 ft at 2:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.68 ft at 3:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.65 ft at 4:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.59 ft at 5:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.56 ft at 6:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.58 ft at 7:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 99.52 ft at 8:00PM Nov 15, 2018Highest Forecast: 100 ft 12:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 99.7 ft 6:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 99.3 ft 12:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 99 ft 6:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 98.7 ft 12:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 98.2 ft 6:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 97.6 ft 12:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 97 ft 6:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 96.3 ft 12:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 95.7 ft 6:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 95.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 95 ft 6:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 93.9 ft 12:00AM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 93 ft 6:00AM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 91.7 ft 12:00PM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 91.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 91.3 ft 12:00AM Nov 20, 2018Forecast: 91.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 20, 2018Forecast: 91 ft 12:00PM Nov 20, 2018TYLA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (8:45PM Nov 15, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 1:43PM Nov 15)Latest observed value: 99.52 ft at 8:00 PM CST 15-Nov-2018. Flood Stage is 122 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 Alabama River at Henry Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 135
Moderate Flood Stage: 132
Flood Stage: 122
Action Stage: 122
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 135.43 ft on 03/20/1990
(2) 133.16 ft on 04/17/1979
(3) 127.05 ft on 02/21/1990
(4) 127.01 ft on 12/27/2015 (P)
(5) 126.90 ft on 04/03/1976
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 127.01 ft on 12/27/2015 (P)
(2) 122.46 ft on 04/10/2014 (P)
(3) 126.02 ft on 04/03/2005
(4) 121.36 ft on 05/02/2003
(5) 125.92 ft on 03/11/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 77.58 ft on 09/03/2002
(2) 78.00 ft on 11/07/1978
(3) 79.30 ft on 05/16/1977
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138 There is considerable flooding in Autaugaville. In addition...most of Benton is flooded at this level.
134 Portions of Autaugaville begin to flood. In addition...sections of the western railway of Alabama Railroad begin to flood at this level. At 135 feet considerable flooding occurs in Benton.
132 Portions of Benton begin to flood. Numerous house trailers along the river become flooded if not moved to higher ground.
127 Widespread flooding of farm lands and some homes and trailers along the river occurs.
122 Flooding of agricultural lands begins.
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Latitude: 32.322222° N, Longitude: 86.783889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 122 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 0 ft 122 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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