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Big Creek above Elba at SR-87 Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 7.62 ft at 11:40AM May 19, 2024Observed: 5.46 ft at 11:40PM May 19, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:40AM May 20, 2024Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:40PM May 20, 2024Observed: 2.43 ft at 11:40AM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.45 ft at 11:40PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 11:40AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.27 ft at 11:40PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.25 ft at 11:40AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:40PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:40AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.16 ft at 11:40PM May 24, 2024Observed: 2 ft at 11:40AM May 25, 2024Observed: 2.13 ft at 11:40PM May 25, 2024Observed: 2.45 ft at 11:40AM May 26, 2024Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:40PM May 26, 2024Observed: 2.56 ft at 11:40AM May 27, 2024Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow River Watershed Management AuthorityBIGA1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (11:08PM May 27, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.56 ft at 11:40 AM CDT 27-May-2024.
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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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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Elba (US 84)
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) 19.72 ft on 09/17/2020
(4) 15.94 ft on 01/03/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.72 ft on 09/17/2020
(2) 15.94 ft on 01/03/2017
(3) 27.21 ft on 12/25/2015
(4) 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/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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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)
Elevation information source
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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