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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Black River at Poplar Bluff are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Corning
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 22.15 ft on 03/20/2008
(2) 21.96 ft on 05/01/2017
(3) 21.68 ft on 12/04/1982
(4) 21.41 ft on 04/26/2011
(5) 21.10 ft on 03/12/1935
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.71 ft on 01/12/2020
(2) 16.42 ft on 02/25/2018
(3) 21.96 ft on 05/01/2017
(4) 20.21 ft on 08/16/2016
(5) 19.57 ft on 12/30/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.12 ft on 08/14/2012
(2) -0.06 ft on 07/26/2012
(3) 0.06 ft on 09/19/2000
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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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18 U.S. Highway 60 begins to flood heading toward Baskey.
17 Farmland south of Poplar Bluff floods.
16 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas. If the water continues to rise, Hillcrest Park will be affected.
13 The Black River enters the Palmer Slough flood plain.
(1) Gages at Power and Light
(2) Black River Upstream
(3) Black River Downstream
(4) Gages

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