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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Black Warrior River at Holt Lock and Dam are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Bankhead Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Oliver Lock and Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 158
Moderate Flood Stage: 148
Flood Stage: 140
Action Stage: 138
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 156.87 ft on 12/03/1983
(2) 154.88 ft on 04/13/1979
(3) 152.30 ft on 03/20/1970
(4) 149.58 ft on 02/16/1990
(5) 148.25 ft on 04/03/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 140.50 ft on 03/23/2022 (P)
(2) 140.27 ft on 03/26/2021
(3) 143.50 ft on 02/11/2020
(4) 138.95 ft on 02/22/2019
(5) 145.33 ft on 12/28/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 121.00 ft on 07/13/1974
(2) 122.20 ft on 06/08/1977
(3) 122.90 ft on 09/17/1973
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160 Industrial flooding becomes severe in the area.
146 Industrial flooding becomes more serious as the Black Warrior River continues to rise.
140 Some minor flooding of low-lying areas occurs.

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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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