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Coosa River at Wetumpka Stage (ft)Observed: 15.7 ft at 6:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.76 ft at 7:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.83 ft at 7:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.87 ft at 8:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.92 ft at 8:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.95 ft at 9:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.84 ft at 9:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.71 ft at 10:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.59 ft at 10:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.53 ft at 11:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.46 ft at 11:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 15.37 ft at 12:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.29 ft at 12:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.21 ft at 1:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.13 ft at 1:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.07 ft at 2:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.03 ft at 2:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.98 ft at 3:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.05 ft at 3:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.22 ft at 4:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.41 ft at 4:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.55 ft at 5:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.56 ft at 5:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.5 ft at 6:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.4 ft at 6:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.32 ft at 7:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.28 ft at 7:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.38 ft at 8:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.42 ft at 8:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.38 ft at 9:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.33 ft at 9:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.27 ft at 10:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.28 ft at 10:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.92 ft at 11:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.93 ft at 11:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.85 ft at 12:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.78 ft at 12:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.74 ft at 1:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.7 ft at 1:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.64 ft at 2:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.59 ft at 2:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.88 ft at 3:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 14.93 ft at 3:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.84 ft at 7:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.9 ft at 8:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.94 ft at 8:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 15.99 ft at 9:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 16.02 ft at 9:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 16.06 ft at 10:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 16.09 ft at 10:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 16.13 ft at 11:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 16.14 ft at 11:30PM Jun 12, 2021Highest Observation: 16.17 ft at 12:00AM Jun 13, 2021Highest Observation: 16.17 ft at 12:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 16.09 ft at 1:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 15.94 ft at 1:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 15.35 ft at 2:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 15.19 ft at 2:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.93 ft at 3:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.69 ft at 3:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.5 ft at 4:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.33 ft at 4:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.64 ft at 5:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.54 ft at 5:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.54 ft at 6:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.56 ft at 6:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.56 ft at 7:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.56 ft at 7:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.56 ft at 8:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.55 ft at 8:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.55 ft at 9:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.55 ft at 9:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.54 ft at 10:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.55 ft at 10:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.58 ft at 11:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 15.02 ft at 10:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 15 ft at 10:30PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.95 ft at 11:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.86 ft at 11:30PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 14.75 ft at 12:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14.64 ft at 12:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14.53 ft at 1:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14.42 ft at 1:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14.32 ft at 2:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14.23 ft at 2:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14.14 ft at 3:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14.06 ft at 3:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 14 ft at 4:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.93 ft at 4:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.86 ft at 5:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.8 ft at 5:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.75 ft at 6:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.69 ft at 6:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.64 ft at 7:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.6 ft at 7:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.55 ft at 8:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.51 ft at 8:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 13.06 ft at 9:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 9:30AM Jun 14, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWETA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:15PM Jun 14, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 12.98 ft at 9:30 AM CDT 14-Jun-2021. Flood Stage is 45 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 Wetumpka 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: 54
Moderate Flood Stage: 47
Flood Stage: 45
Action Stage: 35
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 57.90 ft on 04/08/1938
(2) 55.60 ft on 12/11/1919
(3) 55.50 ft on 02/25/1961
(4) 55.40 ft on 04/14/1979
(5) 55.40 ft on 03/16/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.02 ft on 01/25/2019
(2) 35.66 ft on 12/30/2018
(3) 31.52 ft on 06/24/2017
(4) 34.40 ft on 02/24/2016
(5) 45.52 ft on 12/26/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.50 ft on 08/24/1925

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58 Flooding becomes severe with much flooding of the business district and residences in the area.
54 The main business district of Wetumpka begins to flood. Also...considerable residential flooding begins upstream from Wetumpka and evacuations may become necessary. At this level water also begins to overflow a portion of U.S. Highway 231 North.
50 Some residential flooding begins in the area.
47 Flooding of some mobile homes upstream from Wetumpka begins. In addition water begins to enter the basements of some businesses in Wetumpka. At 48 feet some street flooding begins on the west bank of the river.
45 Extensive flooding of farm lands begins.
35 Gold Star Park Boat Ramp and the River Walk are covered. Low lying farm land near the confluence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers begins to flood.
30 Power Service for Gold Star Park is impacted.
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2 KCFS Minimum flow requirement in the FERC license for Jordan Dam to protect the tulotoma snail.
4 KCFS Minimum flow at Jordan Dam. Required by FERC license. Confortable flow with class II rapids.
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Latitude: 32.536944° N, Longitude: 86.208889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 45 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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 113.45 ft 158.45 ft  

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