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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 Henry Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 135
Moderate Flood Stage: 132
Flood Stage: 122
Action Stage: 122
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 135.40 ft on 03/20/1990
(2) 133.00 ft on 04/18/1979
(3) 127.05 ft on 02/21/1990
(4) 127.01 ft on 12/27/2015
(5) 126.90 ft on 04/03/1976
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 120.20 ft on 12/31/2018
(2) 115.57 ft on 06/24/2017
(3) 113.59 ft on 02/25/2016
(4) 127.01 ft on 12/27/2015
(5) 122.60 ft on 04/10/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 77.58 ft on 09/03/2002
(2) 78.00 ft on 11/07/1978
(3) 79.30 ft on 05/16/1977
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138 There is considerable flooding in Autaugaville. In addition...most of Benton is flooded at this level.
136.5 Most of Benton Road from US 80 to Edsons is flooded. County Road 15 from the Lock to Days Bend floods.
135.5 Sections of Benton Road off of US Hwy 80 are flooded.
135 In Benton, Calhoun and Church Street are flooded. Sections of 1st through 4th Streets are flooded along with sections of Commerce and Market Streets.
134 Portions of Autaugaville begin to flood. In addition...sections of the western railway of Alabama Railroad begin to flood at this level. At 135 feet considerable flooding occurs in Benton.
132 Portions of Benton begin to flood. Numerous house trailers along the river become flooded if not moved to higher ground.
130 Sections of Praire Creek Campground will begin to flood as water rises to stages of 130 to 135.
127 Widespread flooding of farm lands and some homes and trailers along the river occurs.
122 Flooding of agricultural lands begins.

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Potential 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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