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Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estates (in NAVD88) Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Santa Fe River above Ichetucknee River at Three Rivers EstatesTREF1(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (2:54PM Jun 9, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 8.82 ft at 10:00 AM EDT 1-Jun-2023. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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: 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 for the Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estates (in NAVD88) 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: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 7.8

Historic Crests
(1) 33.44 ft on 04/12/1948
(2) 30.04 ft on 04/19/1973
(3) 29.16 ft on 03/25/1998
(4) 28.74 ft on 04/14/1984
(5) 27.81 ft on 02/28/1998
(6) 27.24 ft on 03/27/1959
(7) 26.94 ft on 02/25/1986
(8) 26.74 ft on 03/18/1991
(9) 26.09 ft on 03/21/1984
(10) 26.05 ft on 04/17/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.73 ft on 03/31/2022
(2) 19.93 ft on 09/28/2021
(3) 21.30 ft on 08/15/2021
(4) 20.18 ft on 07/14/2021
(5) 20.51 ft on 03/13/2021
(6) 21.18 ft on 03/03/2021
(7) 17.34 ft on 03/11/2019
(8) 20.27 ft on 02/12/2019
(9) 20.17 ft on 02/03/2019
(10) 23.22 ft on 12/29/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.65 ft on 06/10/2011
(2) 6.73 ft on 05/26/2012
(3) 6.94 ft on 12/30/2010
(4) 8.03 ft on 02/10/2013
(5) 9.04 ft on 06/28/2015
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31 Considerable flood damage to structures occurs within 1 mile of the Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers.
29 Significant flooding continues. Access to areas within one half mile of Santa Fe or Ichetucknee Rivers becomes impossible. Numerous homes, included those elevated, continue to flood.
28 Homes even with stilts near the river are prone to flooding throughout the area. Flood waters will approach River Run Road near 280th Street in Suwannee county. SW Nebraska Terrace in Columbia County floods.
26 Significant flooding continues throughout the area. Flooded area along the Ichetucknee River expands both in Suwannee and Columbia Counties. Numerous homes are flooded at this level.
24 Flooding expands across the area affecting numerous homes on Santa Fe Road and SW Riverside Avenue in Columbia County. Access to 29th loop in Suwannee County becomes restricted.
23 Homes are inaccessible along River Run Road in Suwannee County west of 33rd Road.
22 River Run Road at 29th loop floods in Suwannee County. Santa Fe Road in Columbia County is inaccessible.
21 Homes are surrounded on River Run Road in Suwannee County. Structures flood along Santa Fe Road west of Idaho Parkway in Columbia County.
20 Access to homes on Santa Fe Road below SW Riverside Avenue becomes restricted in Columbia. Flooding begins on Santa Fe and Wilson Springs Road.
19.8 Waters begins to affect homes in the Hollingsworth Bluff area at State Route 47.
19 Water begins to enter backyards of residences along the Ichetucknee River.
18.75 Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission expands the no wake zone restriction further upstream on the Santa Fe River from the unnamed island 1.5 miles downstream on the Wilson's Spring Boat Ramp to one-half mile upstream of the State Road 47 bridge.
18 Water begins to flood River Run Road in Suwannee County.
17 Water begins to enter backyards of residences on Santa Fe Road in Columbia County and on River Run Road in Suwannee County.
16.25 Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission begins enforcement of a no wake zone on the Santa Fe River from the unnamed island 1.5 miles downstream of the Wilson's Spring Boat Ramp to the confluence with the Suwannee River and on the Ichetucknee River upstream to the US 27 bridge.
16 Lowland flooding begins on SW Santa Fe Drive south of Santa Fe Road in Columbia County.
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Latitude: 29.932500° N, Longitude: 82.799167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 17 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.76 17.76 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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The gage low limit has been adjusted downward to capture low flows. The low limit is now 4.4 ft. Gage becomes out of service below that level.
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