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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 Oliver Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Holt Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - below Selden Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 146
Moderate Flood Stage: 138
Flood Stage: 129
Action Stage: 122
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 149.00 ft on 02/22/1961
(2) 148.30 ft on 03/29/1951
(3) 148.00 ft on 04/13/1979
(4) 146.70 ft on 01/06/1949
(5) 145.80 ft on 02/11/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 131.54 ft on 02/22/2019
(2) 138.78 ft on 12/28/2018
(3) 126.41 ft on 06/24/2017
(4) 98.64 ft on 12/03/2016
(5) 135.25 ft on 12/27/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 92.30 ft on 10/05/1953
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153 Water reaches the top of the levee at Northport. At higher stages flooding of Northport can be expected.
149 Extensive business and industrial flooding occurs along the Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa.
147 Flooding along Jack Warner Parkway worsens. The park at Manderson Landing floods at stages of 148 feet.
146 Considerable flooding of industrial and commercial interests along Jack Warner Parkway occurs.
144 Flooding of Rice Mine Road in Northport and northeast Tuscaloosa begins.
140 Flooding of portions of Jack Warner Parkway can be expected. Some industrial property may also begin to flood along Jack Warner Parkway. Residential flooding will commence in areas southwest of Tuscaloosa at stages above 140 feet.
135 Numerous camphouses and some permanent residences southwest of Tuscaloosa become cutoff.
132 Flooding of rural roads southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
129 Flooding of agricultural lands in areas southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
125 Flooding of some roads leading into homes in the Hemphill Bend area southwest of Tuscaloosa occurs.
122 Cattle in low lands begin to be cut off and may need to be moved to higher ground.

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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
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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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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