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Apalachicola River near Blountstown, FL (BLOF1)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

56.029.0
Record Crest: 28.6 ft
55.028.0
54.027.0
53.026.0

Major Flooding Begins

52.025.0
51.024.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

50.023.0
49.022.0
48.021.0
47.020.0
46.019.0
45.018.0
44.017.0

Minor Flooding Begins

43.016.0
42.015.0
41.014.0

Near Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Tallahassee, FL Southeast River Forecast Center
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2.3 ft at 11/24/2017 03:15:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 23.5
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 1

Historic Crests
(1) 28.60 ft on 03/21/1929
(2) 27.90 ft on 01/27/1925
(3) 27.23 ft on 03/13/1998
(4) 27.21 ft on 07/10/1994
(5) 26.30 ft on 03/21/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.14 ft on 01/25/2017
(2) 20.52 ft on 01/06/2017
(3) 21.33 ft on 04/04/2016
(4) 18.78 ft on 02/29/2016
(5) 21.01 ft on 02/07/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.02 ft on 08/18/1986
(2) 0.05 ft on 06/15/2011
(3) 0.17 ft on 08/24/2002
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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29 Record flooding in Blountstown. Water crosses North Main Street at NW Folsom Avenue. State Road 69 at NE Pear Street floods. In Pine Island, NE Hickory Street floods, affecting a few homes on NE Gum Street and NE Bay Street.
28 A few homes north of Blountstown on NE Pear Street will flood. Flood waters approach North Main Street. Along SE River Street, significant residential flooding continues.
27 Flooding continues to expand along SE River Street. Many homes are flooded south of SE Ray Street. In Liberty County, all residences downstream of the Bristol Boat Ramp are flooded.
26 Major flooding in Blountstown. Numerous homes flooded along SE River Street south of SE Ray Avenue. North of Downtown Blountstown, NE Pear Street floods and water approaches two homes on the west side of NE Pear Street.
25 The road to the Bristol Boat Ramp at NW River Park Road is closed in Liberty County. Homes west of the boat ramp begin to flood. In Blountstown, flooding expands around homes near SE River Street.
24.8 Water will reach the foundations of two houses east on highway 20. Flooding will also occur in Blountstown on Mayhaw.
24.5 In Blountstown, the area from the boat landing to Tupelo Street will be underwater. Lake Grove Road to the Chipola Cutoff area will flood in Gulf County. Water will approach homes at Red Bull Island and the Dalkeith and Howard Creek areas in Gulf County. The 24.5 foot level at Blountstown may at times not be representative of river levels in these areas due to tidal effects, winds, or local rainfall and should be used with caution.
24.1 Water begins to flood NE Magnolia Street in Pine Island east of NE Hickory Street. In Blountstown, water begins to surround homes east of SE Pear Street to SE River Street. In Liberty County, flooding expands at the Bristol Boat Ramp affecting more residences.
24 The Wewahitchka area in Gulf County will be affected downstream of Blountstown. Minor house flooding will occur at Kentucky Landing, Chipola Cutoff, Red Bull Island, Douglas Landing, Brants Landing, Willis Landing and Howards Creek area. The 24.0 ft level at Blountstown may at time not be representative of river levels in these areas due to tidal effects, winds or local rainfall and should be used with caution.
23.5 Water will reach the walkway to Neal Lumber Office in Blountstown. Houses downstream at the Chipola Cutoff in the Wewahitchka area will begin to flood. The 23.5 foot level at Blountstown may at times not be representative of river levels in these areas due to tidal effects, winds, or local rainfall and should be used with caution.
23 Water crosses the low water crossing on Parrish Lake East 3 miles before the end of the road in Calhoun County.
22 Minor lowland flooding will occur on many roads including Byrd Parker Road, Warmouth Drive, Gaskin Park, the end of Lake Grove Road, Elm Street on Red Bull Island, and Lower Landing on Howards Creek in Gulf County. The 22.0 ft level at Blountstown may at times not be representative of river levels in the these areas due to tidal effects, winds, or local rainfall and should be used with caution. In Liberty County, a home on River Road downstream of the Bristol Boat Ramp begins to flood on the lower level.
21 Ocheessee Landing in Calhoun County is flooded, restricting access to the boat ramp and parking area. Kennedy Creek at Forest Road 115 in Liberty County floods.
20 The boat ramp at Estiffanulga in Liberty County floods.
19 Minor lowland flooding will occur at Douglas Landing and Willis Landing Campgrounds in Gulf County. The 19.0 ft level at Blountstown may at times not be representative of river levels in these areas due to tidal effects, winds, or local rainfall and should be used with caution.
18 Forest Road 115 in Liberty County at River Styx Campground will flood, isolating access to the site.
17 John Redd Road in Calhoun County will begin to flood one half mile west of the boat landing, restricting access to the area. The lower portion of the boat ramp in Blounstown floods at this level.
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(1) Apalachicola River near Blountstown - KML
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.