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Chipola River at Scott's Ferry Stage (ft)Northwest Florida Water Management DistrictSCTF1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:21PM Feb 16, 2019)Flood Stage is 22 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Chipola River at Scott's Ferry. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 15.2

Historic Crests
(1) 25.95 ft on 05/02/2014
(2) 25.56 ft on 03/02/2013
(3) 25.08 ft on 01/05/2016
(4) 25.02 ft on 12/31/2015
(5) 24.85 ft on 04/07/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.84 ft on 12/22/2018
(2) 24.00 ft on 12/16/2018
(3) 24.41 ft on 12/10/2018
(4) 22.56 ft on 11/18/2018
(5) 22.83 ft on 10/15/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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28 Several structures on Lee Bailey Landing will flood and water will approach Scotts Ferry General Store.
25 Water will further inundate the campground and begin to flood Lee Baily Landing Road, surrounding several structures. Areas along BH Stone Road will begin to flood. Water will surround structures south of SE Park Avenue in Chipola Park.
22 Water will approach a few structures in the lower portion of the Scotts Ferry Campground
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Latitude: 30.286667° N, Longitude: 85.144722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 ft 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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