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Big Coldwater Creek near Milton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)MLNF1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:30PM Feb 18, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.96 ft at 10:00 AM CST 14-Feb-2019. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are issued as needed during times of abnormally low flows, as well as abnormally high flows but are not routinely available.

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 Coldwater Creek near Milton 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: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 22.98 ft on 03/17/1990
(2) 21.41 ft on 06/04/1970
(3) 20.56 ft on 08/01/1975
(4) 19.86 ft on 09/29/1998
(5) 19.50 ft on 10/05/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.25 ft on 06/23/2017
(2) 11.28 ft on 01/04/2017
(3) 9.80 ft on 12/25/2015
(4) 10.70 ft on 04/30/2014
(5) 15.32 ft on 01/22/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.94 ft on 12/11/1938

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19.8 20-25 Homes in Paradise Island near Milton affected by flood waters. Severe undermining of several homes in Ward Basin area south of Milton.
10 Flooding of lowlands and some fish camps will occurs.
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Latitude: 30.708333° N, Longitude: 86.972222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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 10 ft 20 ft  

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