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Tennessee River at Pickwick Dam Tailwater Tailwater (ft)Highest Observation: 374.44 ft at 11:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 374.44 ft at 12:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 374.41 ft at 1:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 372.33 ft at 2:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 371.55 ft at 3:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 371.08 ft at 4:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370.84 ft at 5:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370.63 ft at 6:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370.47 ft at 7:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370.3 ft at 8:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370.18 ft at 9:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370.09 ft at 10:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370.01 ft at 11:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 370 ft at 12:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 370 ft at 1:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.91 ft at 2:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.86 ft at 3:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.77 ft at 4:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.74 ft at 5:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.7 ft at 6:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.67 ft at 7:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.69 ft at 8:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.65 ft at 9:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.68 ft at 10:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.63 ft at 11:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.6 ft at 12:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.56 ft at 1:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.48 ft at 2:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.48 ft at 3:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.45 ft at 4:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.33 ft at 5:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.3 ft at 6:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.26 ft at 7:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.24 ft at 8:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.28 ft at 9:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.19 ft at 10:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.24 ft at 11:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 369.16 ft at 12:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.22 ft at 1:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.15 ft at 2:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.12 ft at 3:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.13 ft at 4:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.09 ft at 5:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.07 ft at 6:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.08 ft at 7:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.07 ft at 8:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.03 ft at 9:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.02 ft at 10:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.02 ft at 11:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 369.06 ft at 12:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.96 ft at 1:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.94 ft at 2:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.89 ft at 3:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.9 ft at 4:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.84 ft at 5:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.81 ft at 6:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.79 ft at 7:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.79 ft at 8:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.79 ft at 9:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.76 ft at 10:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.77 ft at 11:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 368.78 ft at 12:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.75 ft at 1:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.77 ft at 2:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.73 ft at 3:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.72 ft at 4:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.7 ft at 5:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.68 ft at 6:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.67 ft at 7:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.66 ft at 8:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.64 ft at 9:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.63 ft at 10:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.62 ft at 11:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.66 ft at 12:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.69 ft at 1:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.63 ft at 2:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.68 ft at 3:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.62 ft at 4:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.6 ft at 5:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.58 ft at 6:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.58 ft at 7:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.58 ft at 8:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.57 ft at 9:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.57 ft at 10:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.56 ft at 11:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 368.56 ft at 12:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.56 ft at 1:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.56 ft at 2:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.57 ft at 3:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.57 ft at 4:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.56 ft at 5:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.54 ft at 6:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.51 ft at 7:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.59 ft at 8:00AM Mar 25, 2019Observed: 368.53 ft at 9:00AM Mar 25, 2019Highest Forecast: 367.88 ft 12:00PM Mar 25, 2019Forecast: 365.24 ft 6:00PM Mar 25, 2019Forecast: 364.72 ft 12:00AM Mar 26, 2019Forecast: 364.47 ft 6:00AM Mar 26, 2019Forecast: 364.38 ft 12:00PM Mar 26, 2019Forecast: 364.37 ft 6:00PM Mar 26, 2019Forecast: 364.42 ft 12:00AM Mar 27, 2019Forecast: 364.47 ft 6:00AM Mar 27, 2019Forecast: 364.48 ft 12:00PM Mar 27, 2019Forecast: 364.47 ft 6:00PM Mar 27, 2019Forecast: 364.45 ft 12:00AM Mar 28, 2019Forecast: 362.92 ft 6:00AM Mar 28, 2019TVA-Tennessee Valley AuthorityPICT1(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (10:30AM Mar 25, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 9:51PM Mar 24)Latest observed value: 368.53 ft at 9:00 AM CDT 25-Mar-2019.
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Reliability of the Forecast: Unavailable due to missing or inaccurate readings

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Tennessee River at Pickwick Dam Tailwater. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 399.60 ft on 03/19/1973
(2) 395.19 ft on 12/25/1990
(3) 394.76 ft on 12/18/2004
(4) 394.06 ft on 02/20/1991
(5) 393.88 ft on 05/11/2003
(6) 393.30 ft on 01/12/1974
(7) 392.60 ft on 03/23/1980
(8) 391.18 ft on 05/10/1984
(9) 391.00 ft on 03/28/1994
(10) 390.60 ft on 05/22/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 370.40 ft on 03/03/2014
(2) 382.42 ft on 05/02/2011
(3) 383.24 ft on 02/10/2010
(4) 383.89 ft on 05/07/2009
(5) 375.49 ft on 01/19/2008
(6) 371.17 ft on 01/06/2007
(7) 377.72 ft on 01/23/2006
(8) 374.67 ft on 02/25/2005
(9) 394.76 ft on 12/18/2004
(10) 393.88 ft on 05/11/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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399 Intersection of Wharf Road and Power Lane is flooding.
398 Parking lot right by the dam is flooding by the rest rooms on the north side of the river.
397 Intersection of Wharf Road and the road to the east end of the east parking lot of Pickwick Dam is flooding and stopping further evacuations.
391 Intersection of Botel Llane and Bells Road is flooding northeast of the botel, effectively stopping evacuations from Arnold Lane and Bells Road.
390 Intersection of Botel Lane and Wharf Road is flooding. Homesteads on riverbank of Shiloh Shores are going under water.
389 Pickwick Campground is flooding.
385 Federal Road going to Childer's Hill is flooding.
384 Botel Lane is flooding north of Wharf Road.
382 Road to Narrows Subdivision off Leith Road begins to flood. Boat parking area south of the TVA Campground begins to flood.
381 Pipeline Road is flooding.
380 Federal Road floods just north of Hamburg. Boat parking area south of the botel begins to flood.
376 Federal Road is flooding at Lick Creek. North leg of Nixon Loop floods at Hatley Creek. Homesteads on north end of Arnold Road are beginning to flood.
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Latitude: 35.070556° N, Longitude: 88.250556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 340 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL 340 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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