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Big Escambia Creek at Flomaton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.39 ft at 6:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 7.58 ft at 7:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 7.75 ft at 8:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 7.9 ft at 9:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 8.12 ft at 11:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 8.19 ft at 12:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.25 ft at 1:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.3 ft at 2:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.31 ft at 3:00AM Jul 14, 2019Highest Observation: 8.33 ft at 4:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.31 ft at 5:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.27 ft at 6:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.2 ft at 7:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.14 ft at 8:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 9:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.92 ft at 11:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.83 ft at 12:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.77 ft at 1:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.73 ft at 2:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 3:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.64 ft at 4:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.61 ft at 5:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.57 ft at 6:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.53 ft at 7:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.5 ft at 8:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.48 ft at 9:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 10:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.44 ft at 11:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 12:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 1:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.41 ft at 2:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.39 ft at 3:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.39 ft at 4:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.4 ft at 5:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.38 ft at 6:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.37 ft at 7:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.36 ft at 8:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.34 ft at 9:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.32 ft at 10:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.31 ft at 11:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.29 ft at 12:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.27 ft at 1:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.24 ft at 2:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.24 ft at 3:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.22 ft at 4:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 5:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 6:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 7:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 8:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 9:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.12 ft at 10:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.1 ft at 11:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 7.08 ft at 12:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 1:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 7.05 ft at 2:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 7.03 ft at 3:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 7.02 ft at 4:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 7.01 ft at 5:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 6:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.98 ft at 7:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.97 ft at 8:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.97 ft at 9:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.96 ft at 10:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 11:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 12:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.93 ft at 2:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.93 ft at 3:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 4:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 5:00PM Jul 16, 2019FLMA1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:45PM Jul 16, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.9 ft at 5:00 PM CDT 16-Jul-2019. Flood Stage is 19 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 Big Escambia Creek at Flomaton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.90 ft on 03/31/1929
(2) 20.40 ft on 09/30/1998
(3) 19.70 ft on 03/09/1998
(4) 19.40 ft on 04/14/1955
(5) 19.26 ft on 09/27/1939
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.40 ft on 09/30/1998
(2) 19.70 ft on 03/09/1998
(3) 14.00 ft on 02/04/1996
(4) 15.50 ft on 10/05/1995
(5) 14.40 ft on 02/13/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.41 ft on 10/19/1952
(2) 0.42 ft on 08/30/1951
(3) 0.52 ft on 07/02/1950
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35.1 Highway 31 bridge becomes flooded.
30 Most of Flomaton will become flooded as the level rises above 30 feet.
22.5 Residential flooding will occur in Flomaton and some evacuations will likely be needed.
21 Water starts to overflow Highway 31 near the Flomaton High School.
19 Water reaches several homes on north side of Highway 31.
16.5 Minor overflow of low lying areas will occur and water may enter the yards of a few homes in the area.
13 Water reaches bankfull.
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Latitude: 31.010500° N, Longitude: 87.262650° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 52.400 14.00  

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Routine data for this site is not available, however a forecast will be available when the river is in flood. * The flood stage for this point has changed effective 5/25/2016. Data to reflect this on the page may take a day or two to fully reflect the new stages.
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