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Suwannee River at Manatee Springs (in NAVD88) Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.89 ft at 7:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 1.73 ft at 9:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 2.04 ft at 10:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 2.36 ft at 11:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 2.61 ft at 12:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.85 ft at 2:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.88 ft at 4:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.37 ft at 9:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.2 ft at 10:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.17 ft at 11:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.42 ft at 3:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.33 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.18 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.01 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.23 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 2.53 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.58 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.35 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 1.84 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.26 ft at 1:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.84 ft at 3:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.28 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 10:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.59 ft at 11:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 2.53 ft at 12:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2023Highest Observation: 3.37 ft at 3:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 3.31 ft at 4:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 3.17 ft at 5:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.55 ft at 8:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.28 ft at 9:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1.78 ft at 11:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1 ft at 2:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1.52 ft at 3:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.42 ft at 4:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.38 ft at 6:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.23 ft at 7:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1.93 ft at 9:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 2.42 ft at 1:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 2.8 ft at 3:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 2.46 ft at 6:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 2.23 ft at 7:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.74 ft at 9:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.51 ft at 12:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.37 ft at 1:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.03 ft at 2:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.71 ft at 4:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.74 ft at 5:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.73 ft at 6:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.39 ft at 9:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.39 ft at 11:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 1.78 ft at 12:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.45 ft at 2:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 4:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.48 ft at 6:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.26 ft at 7:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.01 ft at 8:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 1.76 ft at 9:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 10:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 1.17 ft at 12:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 1.02 ft at 1:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.95 ft at 2:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 1.34 ft at 3:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:00PM Nov 29, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMTSF1(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (6:08PM Nov 29, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.84 ft at 4:00 PM EST 29-Nov-2023. Flood Stage is 7 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.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on unobstructed flow

NOTE: Forecasts for the Suwannee River at Manatee Springs (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: 12.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): 0.2

Historic Crests
(1) 16.00 ft on 04/14/1948
(2) 13.00 ft on 04/21/1973
(3) 12.65 ft on 04/16/1984
(4) 11.00 ft on 04/02/1959
(5) 11.00 ft on 01/28/1987
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.21 ft on 08/17/2021
(2) 8.10 ft on 01/05/2019
(3) 6.46 ft on 09/02/2016
(4) 8.82 ft on 03/26/2003
(5) 10.91 ft on 03/21/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.07 ft on 06/03/2003
(2) 2.26 ft on 07/26/2003

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16 Record flooding throughout the Lower Suwannee River Basin. In Dixie County, water begins to flood portions of SE Highway 349 near the entrances to New Pine Landing and Yellow Jacket. In Levy County, most residences between the river and NW 90th street are flooded. Several residences between NW 110th Avenue and NW 117th Avenue are flooded.
14 New Pine Landing flooding continues to drastically worsen. Most areas east of SE Highway 349 are flooded. Near Yellow Jacket, water approaches SE Highway 349. All structures and land areas in Yellow Jacket are flooded. In Levy County, flooding expands affecting numerous residences between the river at NW 90th street.
12.5 In Dixie County, catastrophic flooding in New Pine Landing. Access to areas nears the river is impossible. Yellow Jacket is isolated as SE 477 Avenue is flooded near Highway 349. Structures in the area experience considerable damage. In Levy County, water spreads into areas beyond NW 92nd Street to NW 90th Street. NW 102nd place floods in numerous locations. Flooding expands through Manatee Springs State Park. Water floods NW 129th Place, affecting access to homes nearer the river.
11 In Dixie County, significant flooding continues in New Pine Landing. Access into much of the area is impossible. Flooding expands to include portions of SW 295th Avenue near the river. Flooding expands in Yellow Jacket. Water begins to cross SE 477th Avenue near the entrance just east of Highway 349. In Levy County, water approaches homes on NW 92nd Street and on NW 93rd Lane. Water Begins to affect parking and RV areas at Manatee Springs State Park. Water nears some residences on NW 117th Avenue.
10 In Dixie County, significant flooding occurs in New Pine Landing. Structures not elevated experience considerable damage. Flooding worsens in Yellow Jacket with many areas flooding in the recreational area. Significatn damage occurs to non-elevated structures along the river in Yellow Jacket. In Levy County, flooding occurs near residences along NW 132nd Court and NW Camp Azalea Road. Water reaches the intersection of NW 130th Street and NW 117th Avenue.
9 In Dixie County, flooding worsens in New Pine Landing. SE 311st Avenue floods at this level. Access to homes on SE 851st street is impossible above this level. Flooding expands from the Yellow Jacket boat landing to include areas between SE 477th avenue and the river. In Levy County water begins to affect areas along NW 132nd court.
8 In Dixie County, flooding continues to expand at New Pine Landing. Most of SE 851st street is flooded and SE 837th street begins to flood. Water spreads out through the woods and approaches SE 311st avenue. Flooding worsens near Yellow Jacket with many areas east of SE 793rd street flooded. In Levy County, Minor flooding affects areas along the Manatee Spring run in the state Park.
7 In Dixie County, water floods portion of New Pine Landing along SE 851st street. Lancaster Landing floods. SE 477th Avenue in Yellow Jacket floods at this level.
(1) Suwannee River at Manatee Spring - KML
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Latitude: 29.488611° N, Longitude: 82.980556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 7 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available 9.5 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.65 10.15 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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