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Big Creek above Elba at SR-87 Stage (ft)Observed: 0.69 ft at 4:20AM Feb 12, 2019Observed: 0.6 ft at 11:23AM Feb 12, 2019Observed: 0.69 ft at 1:17PM Feb 12, 2019Observed: 0.7 ft at 4:17PM Feb 12, 2019Observed: 0.81 ft at 6:34PM Feb 12, 2019Observed: 0.89 ft at 9:05PM Feb 12, 2019Observed: 0.98 ft at 11:02PM Feb 12, 2019Observed: 1.06 ft at 12:45AM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.14 ft at 2:57AM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:14AM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 5:17AM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 7:10AM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 7:59AM Feb 13, 2019Highest Observation: 1.55 ft at 9:19AM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:31AM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 12:35PM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 2:21PM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 4:11PM Feb 13, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 3:09PM Feb 14, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 4:05PM Feb 14, 2019Observed: 1.19 ft at 5:26PM Feb 14, 2019Observed: 1.18 ft at 4:02AM Feb 15, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:17AM Feb 15, 2019Observed: 1.18 ft at 11:51AM Feb 15, 2019Observed: 1.09 ft at 12:31PM Feb 15, 2019Observed: 1.01 ft at 2:09PM Feb 15, 2019Observed: 0.96 ft at 3:59PM Feb 15, 2019Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:50PM Feb 15, 2019Observed: 0.79 ft at 2:16AM Feb 16, 2019Observed: 0.79 ft at 3:56AM Feb 16, 2019Observed: 0.7 ft at 12:35PM Feb 16, 2019Observed: 0.62 ft at 1:42PM Feb 16, 2019Observed: 0.57 ft at 3:53PM Feb 16, 2019Observed: 0.65 ft at 1:01AM Feb 17, 2019Observed: 0.64 ft at 3:50AM Feb 17, 2019Observed: 0.72 ft at 8:07AM Feb 17, 2019Observed: 0.64 ft at 12:42PM Feb 17, 2019Observed: 0.55 ft at 2:50PM Feb 17, 2019Observed: 0.54 ft at 3:47PM Feb 17, 2019Observed: 0.62 ft at 1:00AM Feb 18, 2019Observed: 0.65 ft at 3:44AM Feb 18, 2019Observed: 0.74 ft at 5:21AM Feb 18, 2019Observed: 0.82 ft at 7:15AM Feb 18, 2019Observed: 0.91 ft at 9:09AM Feb 18, 2019Observed: 0.94 ft at 3:41PM Feb 18, 2019Observed: 1.03 ft at 7:20PM Feb 18, 2019Observed: 1.06 ft at 3:38AM Feb 19, 2019Observed: 1.14 ft at 7:24AM Feb 19, 2019Observed: 1.06 ft at 1:18PM Feb 19, 2019Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:35PM Feb 19, 2019Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:32AM Feb 20, 2019Observed: 0.96 ft at 2:01PM Feb 20, 2019Observed: 0.94 ft at 3:29PM Feb 20, 2019Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow River Watershed Management AuthorityBIGA1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (1:06AM Feb 21, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.94 ft at 3:29 PM CST 20-Feb-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.

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Currently none available.

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

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available 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 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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