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Alabama River near Claiborne Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 19.18 ft at 5:00AM Jun 17, 2021Observed: 17.96 ft at 5:00AM Jun 18, 2021Observed: 18.89 ft at 5:00AM Jun 19, 2021Observed: 21.42 ft at 5:00AM Jun 20, 2021Highest Observation: 24.5 ft at 5:00AM Jun 21, 2021Forecast: 29.8 ft 1:00AM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 31.3 ft 7:00AM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 32.6 ft 1:00PM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 32.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 33.1 ft 1:00AM Jun 23, 2021Forecast: 33.9 ft 7:00AM Jun 23, 2021Forecast: 34.7 ft 1:00PM Jun 23, 2021Forecast: 35.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 23, 2021Forecast: 36.4 ft 1:00AM Jun 24, 2021Forecast: 37.1 ft 7:00AM Jun 24, 2021Forecast: 37.8 ft 1:00PM Jun 24, 2021Forecast: 38.2 ft 7:00PM Jun 24, 2021Forecast: 38.6 ft 1:00AM Jun 25, 2021Forecast: 38.9 ft 7:00AM Jun 25, 2021Highest Forecast: 39.1 ft 1:00PM Jun 25, 2021Highest Forecast: 39.1 ft 7:00PM Jun 25, 2021Highest Forecast: 39.1 ft 1:00AM Jun 26, 2021Forecast: 38.9 ft 7:00AM Jun 26, 2021Forecast: 38.6 ft 1:00PM Jun 26, 2021Forecast: 38.2 ft 7:00PM Jun 26, 2021CLBA1(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (9:15PM Jun 21, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 7:53PM Jun 21)Latest observed value: 24.5 ft at 5:00 AM CDT 21-Jun-2021. Flood Stage is 42 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 Alabama River near Claiborne Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 52
Moderate Flood Stage: 48
Flood Stage: 42
Action Stage: 35
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 56.60 ft on 03/25/1990
(2) 55.45 ft on 04/22/1979
(3) 54.30 ft on 02/25/1990
(4) 53.69 ft on 01/02/2016
(5) 53.66 ft on 02/26/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 43.62 ft on 05/11/2021
(2) 45.64 ft on 04/03/2021
(3) 48.68 ft on 04/26/2020
(4) 52.67 ft on 03/11/2020
(5) 53.66 ft on 02/26/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.40 ft on 11/24/2007
(2) 6.10 ft on 09/17/1985

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50 Roads in the Mabien Lake area begin to flood.
49 Recreational areas around the Lock and Dam begin to flood.
43 Access to Eureka Landing community stops, with access cut off.
42 Water begins to inundate the Eureka Landing community.
40 Considerable flooding of agricultural land.
35 Flooding of pastureland begins along the lower Alabama River.
27 Flooding of low lying area. Roads near the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers will begin to flood.
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Latitude: 31.613333° N, Longitude: 87.550556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 42 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 0.00 ft. 34 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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