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Big Creek above Elba at SR-87 Stage (ft)Observed: 0.54 ft at 4:29PM Nov 08, 2019Observed: 0.62 ft at 5:33PM Nov 08, 2019Observed: 1.04 ft at 5:18AM Nov 09, 2019Observed: 1.01 ft at 5:38AM Nov 09, 2019Observed: 1.09 ft at 7:44AM Nov 09, 2019Observed: 1.09 ft at 11:13AM Nov 09, 2019Observed: 0.92 ft at 2:32PM Nov 09, 2019Observed: 0.89 ft at 5:35PM Nov 09, 2019Observed: 1.06 ft at 3:12AM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 1.08 ft at 5:32AM Nov 10, 2019Highest Observation: 1.16 ft at 10:07AM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 1.08 ft at 11:33AM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 0.99 ft at 12:28PM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 0.91 ft at 2:08PM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 0.82 ft at 3:42PM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 0.77 ft at 5:29PM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 0.86 ft at 8:47PM Nov 10, 2019Observed: 0.94 ft at 11:01AM Nov 11, 2019Observed: 0.86 ft at 12:07PM Nov 11, 2019Observed: 0.77 ft at 1:21PM Nov 11, 2019Observed: 0.69 ft at 2:44PM Nov 11, 2019Observed: 0.6 ft at 5:02PM Nov 11, 2019Observed: 0.52 ft at 10:30PM Nov 11, 2019Observed: 0.52 ft at 4:54AM Nov 12, 2019Observed: 0.6 ft at 6:50AM Nov 12, 2019Observed: 0.69 ft at 8:20AM Nov 12, 2019Observed: 1.03 ft at 5:14AM Nov 13, 2019Observed: 1.11 ft at 9:29AM Nov 13, 2019Observed: 0.94 ft at 1:50PM Nov 13, 2019Observed: 0.79 ft at 5:11PM Nov 13, 2019Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:23PM Nov 13, 2019Observed: 0.91 ft at 5:08AM Nov 14, 2019Observed: 0.82 ft at 1:05PM Nov 14, 2019Observed: 0.81 ft at 5:05PM Nov 14, 2019Observed: 0.72 ft at 12:14AM Nov 15, 2019Observed: 0.7 ft at 5:02AM Nov 15, 2019Observed: 0.62 ft at 12:16PM Nov 15, 2019Observed: 0.59 ft at 4:59PM Nov 15, 2019Observed: 0.67 ft at 2:36AM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.67 ft at 4:56AM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.76 ft at 7:38AM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.67 ft at 11:58AM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.59 ft at 1:44PM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.5 ft at 4:51PM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.54 ft at 4:53PM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.62 ft at 11:24PM Nov 16, 2019Observed: 0.67 ft at 4:50AM Nov 17, 2019Observed: 0.76 ft at 8:22AM Nov 17, 2019Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow River Watershed Management AuthorityBIGA1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:51AM Nov 17, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.76 ft at 8:22 AM CST 17-Nov-2019.
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Big Creek above Elba at SR-87. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0.7

Historic Crests
(1) 27.21 ft on 12/25/2015
(2) 24.27 ft on 12/15/2009
(3) 15.94 ft on 01/03/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.94 ft on 01/03/2017
(2) 27.21 ft on 12/25/2015
(3) 24.27 ft on 12/15/2009

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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Latitude: 31.488889° N, Longitude: 86.053056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available 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 Not Available Not Available  
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This CPYRWMA Alert system is located on Hwy 87. Big Creek discharges into Whitewater Creek which discharges into the Pea River just east of Elba,AL.
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