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ALERT: December 13th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. This will be the last outage map posted as over 95% of the gauge outages have been restored. Local NWS offices will continue to monitor the remaining gauge outages.

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Alabama River near Miller's Ferry Tailwater (ft)Highest Observation: 54.38 ft at 5:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.35 ft at 6:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.32 ft at 7:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.28 ft at 8:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.24 ft at 9:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.2 ft at 10:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.16 ft at 11:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.12 ft at 12:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.08 ft at 1:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.05 ft at 2:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 54.01 ft at 3:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.98 ft at 4:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.96 ft at 5:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.93 ft at 6:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.91 ft at 7:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.88 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.86 ft at 9:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.84 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.83 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 53.81 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.79 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.77 ft at 2:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.75 ft at 3:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.73 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.72 ft at 5:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.69 ft at 6:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.68 ft at 7:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.67 ft at 8:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.65 ft at 9:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.65 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.64 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.63 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.63 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.61 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.51 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.47 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.4 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.36 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.33 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.31 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.28 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.27 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.25 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 53.24 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.23 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.22 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.21 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.2 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.18 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.17 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.17 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.16 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.15 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.14 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.14 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.13 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 53.03 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.97 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.93 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.89 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.75 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.68 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.61 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.55 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.5 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.47 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.43 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 52.4 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 52.03 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 51.85 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 51.7 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Forecast: 50 ft 6:00AM Dec 18, 2018Forecast: 49.2 ft 12:00PM Dec 18, 2018Forecast: 48.4 ft 6:00PM Dec 18, 2018Forecast: 47.8 ft 12:00AM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 47.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 46.7 ft 12:00PM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 45.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 45.5 ft 12:00AM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 45.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 44.7 ft 12:00PM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 44.5 ft 6:00PM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 44.4 ft 12:00AM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 44.4 ft 6:00AM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 44.3 ft 12:00PM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 44.3 ft 6:00PM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 44.3 ft 12:00AM Dec 22, 2018Forecast: 44.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 22, 2018MRFA1(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (4:30AM Dec 18, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 7:38AM Dec 17)Latest observed value: 51.7 ft at 3:00 AM CST 18-Dec-2018. Flood Stage is 66 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 Miller's Ferry are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 83
Moderate Flood Stage: 80
Flood Stage: 66
Action Stage: 61
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 86.00 ft on 03/03/1961
(2) 82.90 ft on 03/23/1990
(3) 82.30 ft on 12/06/1948
(4) 81.20 ft on 08/21/1939
(5) 80.50 ft on 03/06/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 72.36 ft on 06/25/2017
(2) 74.86 ft on 04/12/2014
(3) 68.91 ft on 02/28/2013
(4) 76.44 ft on 02/14/2013
(5) 73.17 ft on 05/23/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 29.50 ft on 09/02/1969
(2) 32.80 ft on 05/03/1978
(3) 32.90 ft on 07/09/1977
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80 Flooding of some fishing camps as well as a few secondary roads will occur at these stages.
66 Farm and pasturelands in the area will flood and cattle should be moved to higher ground.
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Latitude: 32.101600° N, Longitude: 87.400000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 66 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(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 0 ft 66 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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