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Buffalo River at Woodville Stage (ft)Observed: 357 ft at 6:30AM Oct 03, 2023Observed: 357 ft at 6:45AM Oct 03, 2023Highest Observation: 358 ft at 7:00AM Oct 03, 2023Observed: 357 ft at 7:15AM Oct 03, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWOOM6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:09AM Oct 3, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 357 ft at 7:15 AM CDT 3-Oct-2023. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Buffalo River at Woodville. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 50
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.79 ft on 08/12/2016
(2) 22.30 ft on 03/25/1973
(3) 22.02 ft on 04/22/1979
(4) 21.27 ft on 01/25/1990
(5) 20.61 ft on 05/12/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.61 ft on 05/12/2021
(2) 13.36 ft on 01/03/2019
(3) 19.04 ft on 03/30/2017
(4) 25.79 ft on 08/12/2016
(5) 17.42 ft on 03/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.30 ft on 09/28/1956
(2) 3.70 ft on 10/31/2000
(3) 3.70 ft on 08/31/2000
(4) 3.92 ft on 03/01/2011
(5) 4.06 ft on 02/05/2019
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25.53 Flood of Record occurred on August 12, 2016. Widespread damage will occur across the area, with approximately 70 homes endangered at Centreville and Woodville. Fosters Creek may respond around Crosby. Roads will be inundated., particularly over the western third of the county. Large parts of western Wilkinson County will be flooded.
25 Widespread flooding will develop around Centreville. Low-lying areas will be inundated with many homes damaged. Dozens of roads will be under water. Localized flooding may occur around Crosby.
22 Widespread flooding will spread into a few homes close to the river. Several roads will be inundated.
20 Flooding will begin over low-lying areas close to the river.
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Latitude: 31.226389° N, Longitude: 91.295833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 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 94.52 ft 114.52 ft 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 Not Available Not Available  

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