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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tallapoosa River at Tallapoosa Water Plant are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Milstead Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 42.13 ft on 03/18/1990
(2) 37.90 ft on 04/15/1979
(3) 35.00 ft on 03/05/1971
(4) 34.75 ft on 06/21/1989
(5) 34.59 ft on 03/11/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.79 ft on 04/08/2022
(2) 28.60 ft on 02/06/2022
(3) 28.51 ft on 04/21/2019
(4) 26.58 ft on 12/30/2018
(5) 12.36 ft on 07/26/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.10 ft on 10/17/1978
(2) 0.50 ft on 09/02/1980
(3) 0.50 ft on 09/05/1978
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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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45 Water reaches the floor of the U.S. Highway 231 Bridge.
43 Water covers portions of U.S. Highway 231.
38 Water reaches several residences along Lower Wetumpka Road...Brooks Road and Anderson Road. Red Eagle Farm is also flooded at this level.
32 Some residences along Lower Wetumpka Road...Brooks Road and Anderson Road beome threatened. At higher stages evacuations may become necessary at Red Eagle Honor Farm.
25 Lower Wetumpka Road starts to flood. Extensive flooding of low lands occurs and livestock and farm equipment should be moved to higher ground.
20 Creeks start to back up and cut off access to pastures. A few secondary roads begin to flood.
15 Low areas near the junction with the Coosa River begin to overflow.

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