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Suwannee River at Fowlers Bluff (in NAVD88) Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: -0.01 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: -0.07 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.67 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.09 ft at 9:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.41 ft at 10:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.73 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.29 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.97 ft at 4:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.67 ft at 5:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.47 ft at 6:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.44 ft at 7:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.66 ft at 8:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 0.97 ft at 9:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 11:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 1:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.42 ft at 2:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.18 ft at 3:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.87 ft at 4:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.59 ft at 5:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.39 ft at 6:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.46 ft at 8:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.88 ft at 9:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.85 ft at 1:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.78 ft at 2:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.27 ft at 4:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.92 ft at 5:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.59 ft at 6:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.35 ft at 7:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.29 ft at 8:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 0.56 ft at 9:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.11 ft at 10:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.88 ft at 1:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.84 ft at 2:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.83 ft at 6:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.58 ft at 7:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.65 ft at 8:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.02 ft at 9:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.75 ft at 11:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 2 ft at 12:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 2.22 ft at 1:00PM May 31, 2023Highest Observation: 2.31 ft at 2:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 2.18 ft at 3:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.26 ft at 6:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.84 ft at 7:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.46 ft at 8:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.39 ft at 9:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 10:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 0.84 ft at 11:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 1.83 ft at 2:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 1.77 ft at 3:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 1.28 ft at 5:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.97 ft at 6:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.71 ft at 7:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.58 ft at 8:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 0.8 ft at 9:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 1.36 ft at 10:00AM Jun 01, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFWBF1(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (3:38AM Jun 3, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.36 ft at 10:00 AM EDT 1-Jun-2023. Flood Stage is 5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Flood stages and impact descriptions for this site are referenced to the NAVD88 datum. Additional datum information can be found at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Suwannee River at Fowlers Bluff (in NAVD88) are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 3.5
Low Stage (in feet): -0.2

Historic Crests
(1) 10.90 ft on 04/14/1948
(2) 8.90 ft on 04/21/1973
(3) 6.54 ft on 09/02/2016
(4) 6.35 ft on 05/04/2014
(5) 5.12 ft on 01/05/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.12 ft on 01/05/2019
(2) 5.07 ft on 12/21/2018
(3) 6.54 ft on 09/02/2016
(4) 4.29 ft on 06/06/2016
(5) 6.35 ft on 05/04/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.65 ft on 01/03/2003
(2) 0.86 ft on 06/29/2003

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11 Historic flooding in Fowlers Bluff. All land areas in town are flooded, some ares several feet deep.
10 Catastrophic flooding continues in Fowlers Bluff. Nearly all land areas in town are flooded. Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge buildings off NW 31 place flood. In Dixie County, SE Highway 349 is impassible in the vicinity of the Keen Cemetery.
9 In Fowlers Bluff, water spreads across NW 46th lane, flooding areas west of Highway NW 347. Most homes not elevated along the river experience significant flooding. In Dixie County, SE Highway 349 begins to flood near the Keen Cemetery.
7.5 In Fowlers Bluff, NW 46th Lane is impassible west of the Treasure Camp Boat Ramp. Homes not elevated along this road experience significant flooding. Flooding worsens along NW 154th Avenue and NW 153 Court.
6 In Fowlers Bluff, NW 46th Lane is mostly flooded west of the Treasure Camp Boat Ramp. Homes along NW 46th lane not elevated in this area are prone to flooding. Water begins to affect homes along NW 154th Avenue and NW 153rd Court.
5 In Fowlers Bluff, water moves into yards of homes along NW 46th lane and begins to cover the road in some areas west of the Treasure Camp Boat Ramp.
4.5 In Fowlers Bluff, this is the top of the bank along the riverfront.
(1) Suwannee River at Fowlers Bluff - KML
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Latitude: 29.398333° N, Longitude: 83.022222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 5 ft 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 5 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.64 5.64 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other -1.54 3.46 Mean Higher High Water - used to approximate inundation

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