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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 Milstead are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Tallapoosa Water Plant
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 53
Moderate Flood Stage: 46
Flood Stage: 40
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 54.00 ft on 12/10/1919
(2) 50.90 ft on 03/15/1929
(3) 49.85 ft on 03/17/1990
(4) 49.00 ft on 11/28/1943
(5) 48.89 ft on 04/14/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.04 ft on 04/20/2019
(2) 25.65 ft on 12/30/2018
(3) 28.66 ft on 07/01/2017
(4) 25.62 ft on 04/02/2016
(5) 36.54 ft on 12/25/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.30 ft on 10/30/1978
(2) -1.10 ft on 11/17/1935
(3) -1.00 ft on 12/01/1924
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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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53 Water overflows the yards of some homes in the Milstead area.
46 Flooding of some roads in the area begins.
40 Extensive flooding of pasture lands in the area occurs.
25 Considerable low land flooding occurs...especially near the junction with the Coosa River. Livestock should be moved to higher ground.
15 Overflow of pasture lands occurs. Cattle may need to be moved if higher stages are forecast.
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99 CFS Flow insufficient to support the native assemblage of riverine fishes.

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