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Suwannee River at Nobles Ferry (in NAVD88) Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 34.14 ft at 10:00AM Jun 01, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSRNF1(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (9:54AM Jun 10, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 34.14 ft at 10:00 AM EDT 1-Jun-2023. Flood Stage is 56 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Flood stages and impact descriptions for this site are referenced to the NAVD88 datum. Additional datum information can be found at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Suwannee River at Nobles Ferry (in NAVD88). Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 67
Moderate Flood Stage: 63
Flood Stage: 56
Action Stage: 49
Low Stage (in feet): 31

Historic Crests
(1) 65.41 ft on 04/10/2009
(2) 60.65 ft on 04/29/2014
(3) 59.61 ft on 04/18/2005
(4) 58.42 ft on 12/24/2018
(5) 57.35 ft on 03/07/2013
(6) 56.37 ft on 03/13/1987
(7) 54.49 ft on 10/21/2004
(8) 51.66 ft on 07/02/2012
(9) 51.64 ft on 02/04/2010
(10) 51.19 ft on 09/02/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 58.42 ft on 12/24/2018
(2) 60.65 ft on 04/29/2014
(3) 50.14 ft on 03/25/2014
(4) 51.19 ft on 09/02/2013
(5) 57.35 ft on 03/07/2013
(6) 51.66 ft on 07/02/2012
(7) 51.64 ft on 02/04/2010
(8) 65.41 ft on 04/10/2009
(9) 59.61 ft on 04/18/2005
(10) 54.49 ft on 10/21/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 30.19 ft on 11/13/2011
(2) 30.31 ft on 07/11/2003
(3) 30.32 ft on 05/27/2012
(4) 30.50 ft on 06/26/2007
(5) 30.54 ft on 06/10/2002
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65 Water reaches the Agricultural Inspection Station
58.5 CR 249 near CR 751 in Hamilton County is inundated
57 10th Terrace is inundated on the Suwannee County side
56.8 County Road 751 at the Alapaha Bridge is inundated on the Hamilton County side only
55.5 SW 68th Drive is inundated on the Hamilton County side
49 All public boat ramps will be closed.
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Latitude: 30.437222° N, Longitude: 83.091667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 56 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 56 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.73 56.73 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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