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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Alabama River at Montgomery are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Henry Lock and Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 53
Moderate Flood Stage: 45
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 59.70 ft on 04/01/1886
(2) 58.10 ft on 02/26/1961
(3) 57.10 ft on 12/11/1919
(4) 56.90 ft on 03/17/1929
(5) 56.00 ft on 11/30/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.63 ft on 02/14/2024 (P)
(2) 36.50 ft on 03/28/2023 (P)
(3) 35.27 ft on 02/07/2022
(4) 42.89 ft on 03/07/2020
(5) 34.98 ft on 12/26/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -4.00 ft on 09/22/1925
(2) -3.90 ft on 10/13/1925
(3) -3.90 ft on 09/01/1925
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58 Extensive flooding of industrial and residential property occurs. Several square miles of industrial and residential property are flooded.
53 Residential flooding becomes widespread in portions of North Montgomery and numerous evacuations may be necessary. The railroad bridge become flooded around 56 feet.
45 Residential flooding begins in portions of North Montgomery. Evacuations will likely be need at stages around 50 feet or higher.
35 Extensive flooding of low lands in the area occurs.
26 Some flooding of low lying areas and secondary roads begins in the Montgomery area. Flooding of the golf course at Maxwell Air Force Base and portions of River Road occurs at stages around 30 feet and higher.
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21 Ft International Paper cannot discharge wastewater and stores it in ponds.
8930 cfs International Paper Prattville Paper Mill discharges must be limited when river flow falls below this.

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 Hours.

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