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Duck River at Columbia Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.17 ft at 10:00AM Apr 20, 2024Highest Observation: 4.17 ft at 10:30AM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.16 ft at 11:00AM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.15 ft at 11:30AM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.12 ft at 1:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.06 ft at 3:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.11 ft at 5:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.1 ft at 6:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.09 ft at 6:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.09 ft at 7:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.09 ft at 7:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.09 ft at 8:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 8:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 11:00PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 11:30PM Apr 20, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 12:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 12:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.08 ft at 2:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.07 ft at 2:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.07 ft at 4:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.06 ft at 4:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.05 ft at 5:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.05 ft at 5:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.04 ft at 6:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 7:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 8:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 9:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 9:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 10:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.95 ft at 10:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.96 ft at 11:00AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.94 ft at 11:30AM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.9 ft at 12:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.9 ft at 1:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.88 ft at 2:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.89 ft at 2:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.87 ft at 3:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.85 ft at 3:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.83 ft at 4:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.8 ft at 5:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.77 ft at 6:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.76 ft at 7:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.74 ft at 7:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.73 ft at 8:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.73 ft at 8:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.71 ft at 9:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.71 ft at 9:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.69 ft at 10:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:00PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30PM Apr 21, 2024Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.65 ft at 1:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.64 ft at 1:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.63 ft at 2:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.63 ft at 2:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.62 ft at 3:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 3:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 4:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 4:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 5:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 5:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 6:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:00AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:30AM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 1:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 1:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 2:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 2:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 3:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 6:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.46 ft at 6:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.46 ft at 7:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.45 ft at 7:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 8:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 9:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 9:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 10:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:00PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:30PM Apr 22, 2024Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.38 ft at 12:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.38 ft at 1:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.35 ft at 3:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.35 ft at 4:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.34 ft at 4:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.34 ft at 5:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.34 ft at 5:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.33 ft at 6:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.32 ft at 6:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.32 ft at 7:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.32 ft at 7:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.31 ft at 8:00AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.3 ft at 8:30AM Apr 23, 2024Observed: 3.3 ft at 9:00AM Apr 23, 2024Highest Forecast: 3.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 3.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 3.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2024Forecast: 3.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2024Forecast: 3 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2024Forecast: 3 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2024Forecast: 2.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2024Forecast: 2.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2024Forecast: 2.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 25, 2024Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 25, 2024Forecast: 2.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 26, 2024Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 26, 2024Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 26, 2024Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 26, 2024Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 27, 2024Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 27, 2024Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 27, 2024Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 27, 2024Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 28, 2024Forecast: 2.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 28, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCOLT1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:46AM Apr 23, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 8:08AM Apr 23)Latest observed value: 3.3 ft at 9:00 AM CDT 23-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 32 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 41
Moderate Flood Stage: 37.5
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 51.75 ft on 02/14/1948
(2) 49.31 ft on 03/17/1973
(3) 48.31 ft on 03/14/1975
(4) 48.00 ft on 03/29/1902
(5) 46.80 ft on 02/20/1991
(6) 45.61 ft on 01/26/2002
(7) 44.91 ft on 05/03/2010
(8) 44.83 ft on 05/08/2003
(9) 44.78 ft on 03/23/1955
(10) 43.10 ft on 03/25/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 42.76 ft on 02/24/2019
(2) 44.91 ft on 05/03/2010
(3) 35.52 ft on 01/24/2006
(4) 31.81 ft on 12/02/2004
(5) 29.51 ft on 06/27/2004
(6) 39.16 ft on 02/07/2004
(7) 44.83 ft on 05/08/2003
(8) 40.20 ft on 02/16/2003
(9) 37.80 ft on 03/19/2002
(10) 45.61 ft on 01/26/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.26 ft on 07/09/1927
(2) 1.30 ft on 10/04/1982
(3) 1.35 ft on 08/30/1983
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58 Water covers I-65 between Luther Sharp Rd and Sowell Mill Pike.
56 Record flooding across Maury County continues, impacting Hwy 412 east of U.S. 31, Iron Bridge Rd west of Tom J Hitch Pkwy, North James Campbell Blvd near Santa Fe Pike and U.S. 31, and New Hwy 7 near Roberts Bend Ln in Columbia. In Pottsville, water impacts areas near Hwy 99 and Hwy 431, and water approaches I-65 between Luther Sharp Rd and Sowell Mill Pike.
54 Record flooding continues to impact Maury County, including Hwy 412 east of U.S. 31 in Columbia, as well as Iron Bridge Rd west of Tom J Hitch Pkwy, and North James Campbell Blvd near Santa Fe Pike and U.S. 31. Water approaches New Hwy 7 near Roberts Bend Ln. In Pottsville, water reaches Hwy 99 east of Hwy 431 and continues to impact Hwy 99 and areas west of Hwy 431.
52 Record flooding is impacting many areas of Maury County. In Columbia, Hwy 412/Hwy 43S, structures and roads downtown near the river, and structures along Bigby Creek on North James Campbell Blvd near Hampshire Pike are impacted, and water reaches Iron Bridge Rd west of Tom J Hitch Pkwy. In Pottsville, many homes and roads are impacted including Hwy 99 west of Hwy 431, and water approaches Hwy 99 east of Hwy 431. Water also approaches structures on Roberts Bend Ln near Dark Mills Rd.
51.8 Flood of Record (2/14/1948)
50 Widespread major flooding continues to impact Maury County. In Columbia, Hwy 412/Hwy 43S near Theta Pike, areas near Riverside Dr and Carter St, areas north of 9th St and east of Woodland St, Taylor Bend, and water approaches structures on North James Campbell Blvd near Hampshire Pike. In Pottsville, water approaches Hwy 99/Bear Creek Pike west of Hwy 431 and is approaching many homes in the area. Water covers Carpenter Bridge Rd near the river and Blue Springs Rd east of Hwy 50.
48 Major flooding continues to impact areas of Maury County, including Hwy 412/Hwy 43S near Theta Pike in Columbia, which may be impassable. Also affected are areas near Riverside Dr and Carter St, as well as South Glade St, Bridge St, and Woodland St north of 9th St. Water approaches Hannaway St and Taylor Bend in Columbia, as well as Carpenter Bridge Rd near the river and Blue Springs Rd east of Hwy 50. In Pottsville, water impacts Hardison Mill Rd and covers Hwy 431.
46 Flooding continues to impact areas in Columbia on Riverside Dr, 2nd Ave, Carter St, South Glade St, East 7th St, East 8th St, Bridge St, Riverside Elementary School, and Old Williamsport Pike. Water approaches Hwy 412/Hwy 43S near Theta Pike and near Industrial Park Rd, and structures at East 6th St and Water St, and on Woodland St near 8th St. In Pottsville, water impacts Hardison Mill Rd and covers Hwy 431 at Hwy 99 and Kennie Nelson Rd.
44 Widespread flooding continues to impact many areas of Maury County along the river and on adajcent tributaries. In Columbia, water impacts Riverside Dr, 2nd Ave, East 7th St, South Glade St, East 8th St, North James Campbell Blvd near U.S. 31, and approaches Carter St, Riverside Elementary School, and structures on Bridge St, and Old Williamsport Pike. In Pottsville, water approaches homes on Hardison Mill Rd and approaches Kennie Nelson Rd near Hwy 431, and Hwy 431 at Hwy 99.
42 Widespread flooding is occurring, affecting many roads and structures along the river and on adajcent tributaries. In Columbia, roads and structures are impacted including Riverside Dr, 2nd Ave, East 7th St, South Glade St, North James Campbell Blvd near U.S. 31, and Jacobs Ln at Santa Fe Pike, with water approaching East 8th St. Water covers Fred White Rd north of Houston Creek Rd, and in Pottsville water covers portions of Hardison Mill Rd which may be impassable at higher levels.
40 Significant flooding continues to impact Columbia including structures Riverside Dr, and approaches structures on 2nd Ave, East 7th St, South Glade St, and Jacobs Ln at Santa Fe Pike. Elsewhere, Craig Bridge Rd between the Duck River and Hwy 247 is flooded and impassable, water covers Iron Bridge Rd east of Tom J Hitch Pkwy and may be impassable, and water covers Fred White Rd north of Houston Creek Rd. In Pottsville, water approaches homes near the river and portions of Hardison Mill Rd.
38 Significant flooding is impacting Riverside Dr, Riverwalk Park, Carter St. Hwy 247, Craig Bridge Rd, Jimmy Gray Robinson Rd at Poplar Creek south of Williamsport, Martin Dr at Lytle Creek, Carpenter Bridge Rd east of Sowell Mill Pike, and Kettle Mills Rd near Delk Dr. Water approaches Sowell Mill Pike at Iron Bridge Rd east of Tom J Hitch Pkwy, Old Williamsport Pike near James Campbell Blvd, Monsanto Rd at Stephens Rd, Parsons Bend Rd, and Lepiers Creek Rd near Hwy 247.
37 Flooding continues to impact areas along the river, including Hwy 247 at Leipers Creek near Hwy 50, Martin Dr at Lytle Creek, and Carpenter Bridge Rd east of Sowell Mill Pike. In Columbia, water reaches the Tennessee Valley Packing building and the parking lot at the Riverwalk Park Dam. Water approaches Riverside Dr between Stewart St and 2nd Ave, Craig Bridge Rd at Snow Creek near Hwy 247, Kettle Mills Rd near Delk Dr, and Jimmy Gray Robinson Rd at Poplar Creek south of Williamsport.
35 Flood waters continue to impact areas along the Duck River and adjacent tributaries, including Snow Creek Rd - Hwy 247 at Leipers Creek east of Hwy 50, Martin Dr at Lytle Creek, and Carpenter Bridge Rd east of Sowell Mill Pike. These roads may be impassable. In Columbia, Riverwalk Park is flooded and water approaches the Tennessee Valley Packing building.
34 Areas along the river and adjacent tributaries are impacted by high water, including Old Lewisburg Hwy near Fountain Heights Rd which may be impassable. High water is also impacting the Howards Bridge and Chickasaw Trace Park boat ramps, rendering them and other access points unusable. Water is approaching Snow Creek Rd - Hwy 247 east of Hwy 50 near Williamsport, Carpenter Bridge Rd east of Sowell Mill Pike, and Martin Dr at Lytle Creek.
32 Low lying areas along the Duck River and adjacent tributaries continue to be impacted, as well as Riverwalk Park in Columbia. Water begins to cover Old Lewisburg Hwy near Fountain Heights Rd, Howards Bridge boat access, and the Chickasaw Trace Park boat ramp.
30 Water continues to impact areas along the river and adjacent tributaries including Flat Creek, Fountain Creek, Bear Creek, Lytle Creek, Rutherford Creek, Bigby Creek, Snow Creek, Leipers Creek, Big Bigby Creek, and Catheys Creek. Water begins to impact access points along the river including the Leftwich Bridge, the Iron Bridge and Yanahli. In Columbia, water begins to inundate portions of Riverwalk Park, and approaches Old Lewisburg Hwy near Fountain Heights Rd.
28 Water beings to inundate low lying and agricultural land along the Duck River and adjacent tributaries including Flat Creek, Fountain Creek, Bear Creek, Lytle Creek, Rutherford Creek, Bigby Creek, Snow Creek, Leipers Creek, Big Bigby Creek, and Catheys Creek. Water also approaches the Leftwich Bridge boat access, the Iron Bridge boat access, the Yanahli boat access, and portions of Riverwalk Park.
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(1) Riverside Dr. Bridge and Gauge House
(2) Riverside Elementary School Flooding
(3) Riverside Elementary School Flooding
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Latitude: 35.618056° N, Longitude: 87.032500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 32 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(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 535.33 ft 567.33 ft  

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