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Mississippi River at Tiptonville Stage (ft)Observed: 13.85 ft at 1:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 13.92 ft at 2:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.01 ft at 3:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.1 ft at 4:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.19 ft at 5:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.4 ft at 7:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.39 ft at 8:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.56 ft at 9:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.63 ft at 10:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.71 ft at 11:00PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 14.77 ft at 12:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 14.81 ft at 1:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 14.85 ft at 2:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 14.99 ft at 3:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 14.98 ft at 4:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 15.09 ft at 5:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 15.19 ft at 6:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 15.2 ft at 7:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 15.29 ft at 8:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 15.35 ft at 9:00AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 15.48 ft at 10:00AM Sep 17, 2020Highest Observation: 15.51 ft at 11:00AM Sep 17, 2020USACE Stages and DischargesTPTT1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:15PM Sep 23, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 15.51 ft at 11:00 AM CDT 17-Sep-2020. Flood Stage is 37 ft
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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: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Tiptonville are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 47
Moderate Flood Stage: 45
Flood Stage: 37
Action Stage: 34
Low Stage (in feet): 6

Historic Crests
(1) 48.35 ft on 05/05/2011
(2) 47.75 ft on 02/06/1937
(3) 46.00 ft on 05/29/1995
(4) 45.50 ft on 05/10/1983
(5) 45.10 ft on 04/03/1975
(6) 45.03 ft on 03/16/1997
(7) 44.80 ft on 04/03/1973
(8) 44.60 ft on 04/19/1979
(9) 44.56 ft on 01/19/1950
(10) 44.51 ft on 05/21/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 44.19 ft on 03/03/2019 (P)
(2) 42.91 ft on 03/05/2018
(3) 41.50 ft on 05/09/2017
(4) 44.06 ft on 01/04/2016
(5) 38.23 ft on 07/08/2015
(6) 32.96 ft on 04/11/2014
(7) 39.22 ft on 05/10/2013
(8) 31.58 ft on 02/05/2012
(9) 48.35 ft on 05/05/2011
(10) 42.72 ft on 03/19/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -3.22 ft on 09/02/2012
(2) -1.90 ft on 07/13/1988
(3) -1.90 ft on 01/07/1940
(4) -1.70 ft on 10/09/1939
(5) -0.80 ft on 12/15/1937
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50 In Tennessee, all homesteads north of Cates Landing to the Kentucky border are flooded except those right on the border.
48.35 Forty-eight point three five feet is the flood of record.
47 Elevator at Linda, Missouri is flooded.
46 In Tennessee, many homesteads in the Bessie area are flooded or being flooded. Cates Landing-New Markham Road is flooding west of Cates Landing. Road to terminal elevator southwest of Tiptonville is flooded.
45 In Tennessee, Highway 22 is flooded near the Tennessee border cutting off evacuation of people in the Bessie area. Highway 22 and homesteads near and just north of the intersection of Highway 22 and Cates Landing-New Markham roaad are flooding. Floodwater has reached to just west of Cates Landing. House toward the north end of Pea Ridge Road is cut off. Terminal elevator southwest of Tiptonville is beginning to flood.
44 Elevator at Linda, Arkansas is flooding.
43 In Tennessee, Cates Landing-New Markham Road is flooded just east of Pea Ridge Road, making evacuation difficult.
42 In Tennessee, Pea Ridge Road is flooding. Lane to homestead northwest of Pea Ridge Road just by the river is flooding. Water begins to go over the Tennemo Levee.
40 In Tennessee, long sections of Tiptonville Ferry Road are flooded.
39 In Tennessee, water begins to go over Tiptonville Ferry Road, Barr Road, and the farm land east of the Tiptonville Ferry Road.
36 In Missouri, Most fields around Robinson Lake in Pemiscot County are covered by flood water.
35 In Tennessee, a large section of Lake County Tennessee Road 79 is flooded near the levee. Most fields and pastures south of Stewart, Missouri are covered by flood water.
34 Fields are flooding east of Point Pleasant, Missouri.
30 Backwater has reached the floodgates at Canoe Lake. Pemiscot County Missouri Road 338 is flooding at several spots.
29 Backwater is close to the floodgates at Canoe Lake in Lake County, Tennessee. Water is spreading over land south of Sheeps Ridge Levee.
28 In Tennessee, backwater has reached the floodgates at Mud Lake Culvert. West end of Lake County Road 79 is being covered south of Hathaway. Headwater is going over Hathaway Point at two places. In Arkansas, Pemiscot County Road 338 is flooding at several places. Lowest pastures and fields are flooding.
27 Access road to Stewart's Bar, Missouri is flooded at the slough nearest to the levee. Flooding of swamps and forests is well underway.
26 Backwater has reached the floodgates at Mooring Bayou, Tennessee. Water is going over repair structure in Sheeps Ridge Levee.
25 River water is getting close to the floodgates at the south end of the Tiptonville Ferry Road inLake County, Tennessee.
22 Backwater may be against the floodgates at Blue Bank Bayou in Lake County, Tennessee.
21 Backwater is close to the floodgates at Blue Bank Bayou in Lake County, Tennessee.
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Latitude: 36.343611° N, Longitude: 89.518056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 37 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 245.14 ft 282.14 ft 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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