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Tennessee River at Savannah Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 351.33 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2023Highest Observation: 351.33 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2023Highest Observation: 351.33 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2023Highest Observation: 351.33 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2023Highest Forecast: 360.47 ft 12:00AM May 29, 2023Forecast: 359.71 ft 6:00AM May 29, 2023Forecast: 359.85 ft 12:00PM May 29, 2023Forecast: 360.04 ft 6:00PM May 29, 2023Forecast: 359.81 ft 12:00AM May 30, 2023Forecast: 359.95 ft 6:00AM May 30, 2023Forecast: 360.13 ft 12:00PM May 30, 2023Forecast: 360.11 ft 6:00PM May 30, 2023Forecast: 359.98 ft 12:00AM May 31, 2023Forecast: 359.94 ft 6:00AM May 31, 2023Forecast: 360.05 ft 12:00PM May 31, 2023Forecast: 359.98 ft 6:00PM May 31, 2023Forecast: 359.89 ft 12:00AM Jun 01, 2023Forecast: 359.92 ft 6:00AM Jun 01, 2023Forecast: 360.03 ft 12:00PM Jun 01, 2023Forecast: 359.96 ft 6:00PM Jun 01, 2023Forecast: 359.87 ft 12:00AM Jun 02, 2023Forecast: 359.9 ft 6:00AM Jun 02, 2023Forecast: 360.04 ft 12:00PM Jun 02, 2023Forecast: 359.99 ft 6:00PM Jun 02, 2023Forecast: 359.89 ft 12:00AM Jun 03, 2023Forecast: 359.74 ft 6:00AM Jun 03, 2023Forecast: 359.89 ft 12:00PM Jun 03, 2023Forecast: 359.87 ft 6:00PM Jun 03, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSAVT1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:00PM May 28, 2023)ObservedForecast (issued 1:20PM May 28)Latest observed value: 351.33 ft at 7:15 PM CDT 28-May-2023. Flood Stage is 370 ft
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Upstream Gauge - at Pickwick Dam Tailwater Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Locations
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 388
Moderate Flood Stage: 375
Flood Stage: 370
Action Stage: 365
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 401.20 ft on 03/21/1897
(2) 396.11 ft on 03/20/1973
(3) 395.30 ft on 02/26/2019 (P)
(4) 392.70 ft on 01/02/1927
(5) 392.42 ft on 02/06/1957
(6) 392.29 ft on 02/16/1948
(7) 391.61 ft on 01/13/1946
(8) 390.70 ft on 05/12/2003
(9) 390.42 ft on 12/12/2004
(10) 389.05 ft on 04/10/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 395.30 ft on 02/26/2019 (P)
(2) 367.44 ft on 02/06/2014
(3) 379.38 ft on 05/09/2013
(4) 364.48 ft on 02/02/2012
(5) 379.02 ft on 12/02/2011
(6) 378.44 ft on 05/04/2010
(7) 379.02 ft on 05/08/2009
(8) 370.54 ft on 12/16/2008
(9) 366.93 ft on 01/07/2007
(10) 372.95 ft on 01/24/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 38.80 ft on 09/08/1925
(2) 41.20 ft on 10/20/1931
(3) 53.40 ft on 01/12/1948
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401.2 This is the flood of record, prior to Pickwick Dam installation.
396 Water is getting into the second floor of River Heights Restaurant at Crump.
392 Second stories of houses on stilts are flooding all along the river. The north end of Dorothy Ann Lane at Camp Road is beginning to flood. Many houses are flooded on Camp Road.
391 Riverside Drive at Dill Branch in Shiloh National Military Park is flooding.
390 West end of Emerald Lane is flooding.
389 The Riverview Cafe begins to flood. Exit route from Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant is flooded.
388 The east end of Main Street in Saltillo west of The Riverside Cafe is flooded. Water has reached the north foundation of the River Heights Restaurant.
387 The parking lot of Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant is mostly flooded.
386 Highway 69 at Prong Doe Creek just north of Saltillo is flooded.
385 The junction of Lemert Road and Old Ferry Road is underwater. The Cove Lane and Coleman Drive intersection is flooded. The westernmost part of Catfish Lane by the hill at River Heights is flooded.
384 The Shoreline Road and Main Street intersection in Saltillo is flooded. Point Way at the campsite south of Saltillo is underwater. Catfish Lane camper sites are flooded. In Savannah, water is reaching the west end of Boat Street.
383 Most houses on Emerald Lane are flooded. Riverside sites along Vista River Lane are flooded. Cross Pond Road is flooded almost to the east end of the road.
382 The intersection of Colonel James Hardin Road and Senator Cobb Road is flooded. Most of Colonel James Hardin Road is flooded north of Senator Cobb Road.
381 Many houses on Emerald Lane are flooded. The intersection of RV Park Road and Old Ferry Road is flooded. The easternmost part of the parking lot at Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant is flooding. Many river lots at the east end of Catfish Lane are flooding. The highest cropland along the river is flooded.
380 Much of Coffee Landing Road is covered by 10 feet of water. The slough between Catfish Lane and the riverbank is flooded cutting off many campsites near the east end of Catfish Lane. The intersection of Clover Drive and Emerald Lane is inundated. The low spot toward the south end of Vista River Lane is flooded. Houses north of Crump boat ramp are flooding. Riverside Lane is flooding at the top of the boat ramp near River Heights Restaurant. The entrance to Connie Beth Lane at Clifton Road is flooded.
379 Lemert Road is flooding. Low area on Clover Drive just west of the intersection with Emerald Drive is flooded at Hooker's Bend. First Pittsburg Drive is flooded at Bethel Branch.
378 Coffee Landing Road is flooded. Most lots at Big River Plantation Resort are flooded. West end of Hamilton Rock Lane is covered.
377 Wayne Jerrolds River Park boat launch parking lot is totally flooded.
376 Wilkinson Ferry Drive is flooded near the river. Resort lots by the edge of the Tennessee River are beginning to flood along Wilkinson Ferry Drive across from Saltillo. Access to Bridgeview Estates from the northeast is cut off due to flooding just south of Highway 64. The evacuation route from the camper sites on the south end of Riverside Lane in Crump is flooding. Water on Coffee Landing Road is just north of Lemert Road.
375 Road going north from Catfish Lane to Coffee Landing Road is flooded near the Highway 64 bridge. Sections of Coffee Landing Road are under 5 feet of water.
374 The intersection of Towboat Lane, Bargeview Lane, and Coffee Landing Road is flooded. Low spots near the west end of Connie Beth Lane are flooded.
373 Coffee Landing Road is under 3 ft of water at some places and evacuation is very difficult. Riverside Lane in Crump is flooded at Gattis Creek. Leaning Trees Road going to the Riverview settlement is flooded at Hardin Slough. Low spots along Connie Beth Lane and Horse Creek are flooded. Wayne Jerrolds River Park boat parking area is beginning to flood. Low spots on Emerald Lane are flooding north of Clover Drive.
372 Evacuation road from Big River Plantation Resort is flooded. Most evacuation roads in bottom lands near Savannah are inundated.
371 Federal Road is flooded at Lick Creek north of Hamburg. Parts of Lacefield Drive are covered by flood water.
370 Coffee Landing Road is flooding just north of Beason Creek and toward Box Elder Drive. Campsites just north of the mouth of Beason Creek are flooding. Box Elder Drive is flooded. Access to sites along Bargeview Lane is cut off. Diamond Island Drive is flooded at Mud Creek just west of Gammill Slough Road. The west end of Cross Pond Road is flooding. Slough just east of Wilkinson Ferry Drive across the river from Saltillo is beginning to flood.
369 Box Elder Drive is flooding just east of the bridge over Beason Creek. Stadium Drive is flooded at Musselers Lane.
368 House lots on the north end of Emerald Lane at Hooker's Bend are beginning to flood. Water is backing into most sloughs.
366 Campsites along Towboat Lane are flooding.
365 Cornstalk Lane going to Nightingale Lane is flooded at Cypress Pond Slough.
363 House and camper lots along Prong Doe Creek in Saltillo are flooding.
362 Camper lots at Big River Plantation Resort are beginning to flood.
(1) View Upstream at 357 feet
(2) View Downstream at 357 feet
(3) View West Across River From Gage at 357 feet With Crest and Staff Gage
(4) Gage House
(5) Coffee Landing Road Under Moderate Flood at 376 ft
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Latitude: 35.224722° N, Longitude: 88.256944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 370 ft 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 29 350.06 ft 370.0 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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