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Chickasawhay River at Shubuta Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00AM Oct 02, 2022Highest Forecast: 1.8 ft 7:00AM Oct 02, 2022Highest Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00PM Oct 02, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM Oct 02, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00AM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00PM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00AM Oct 04, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM Oct 04, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00PM Oct 04, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM Oct 04, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00AM Oct 05, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM Oct 05, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00PM Oct 05, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM Oct 05, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00AM Oct 06, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM Oct 06, 2022NWS - Volunteer Observer (Staff Gage)SHBM6(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:23PM Oct 1, 2022)Forecast (issued 8:47AM Oct 1)Flood Stage is 30 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Chickasawhay River at Shubuta are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 47
Moderate Flood Stage: 37
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 47.92 ft on 12/11/1919
(2) 47.90 ft on 04/01/1900
(3) 46.62 ft on 05/28/1909
(4) 44.82 ft on 04/10/1938
(5) 44.72 ft on 02/07/1936
(6) 44.63 ft on 02/25/1961
(7) 44.02 ft on 03/17/1929
(8) 43.62 ft on 02/12/1905
(9) 43.02 ft on 07/12/1916
(10) 42.82 ft on 03/22/1906
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 36.50 ft on 03/12/2016
(2) 35.70 ft on 04/11/2014
(3) 32.90 ft on 03/10/2011
(4) 29.90 ft on 03/29/2009
(5) 33.80 ft on 02/10/2004
(6) 37.70 ft on 04/11/2003
(7) 29.90 ft on 02/27/2003
(8) 30.50 ft on 05/02/1997
(9) 23.90 ft on 03/11/1996
(10) 33.50 ft on 05/05/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.70 ft on 09/07/1995

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49.4 Most of Shubuta is inundated by highwater. This is the elevation of the top rail in front of the railroad depot.
47 Main business section and numerous residents in town are becoming inundated by high water.
42.4 Several homes on the east side of town are affected by high water.
37 Residents east of the railroad tracks are affected by rising water.
34.5 Water approaches the top of the boat ramp on the river at Shubuta.
30 Minor flooding over the right bank of the river.
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Latitude: 31.857575° N, Longitude: 88.686906° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 30 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 29 147.58 ft 177.58 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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