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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Coosa River at Wetumpka are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 54
Moderate Flood Stage: 47
Flood Stage: 45
Action Stage: 35
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 57.90 ft on 04/08/1938
(2) 55.60 ft on 12/11/1919
(3) 55.50 ft on 02/25/1961
(4) 55.40 ft on 03/16/1929
(5) 55.40 ft on 04/14/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.02 ft on 01/25/2019
(2) 35.66 ft on 12/30/2018
(3) 31.52 ft on 06/24/2017
(4) 34.40 ft on 02/24/2016
(5) 45.52 ft on 12/26/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.50 ft on 08/24/1925
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58 Flooding becomes severe with much flooding of the business district and residences in the area.
54 The main business district of Wetumpka begins to flood. Also...considerable residential flooding begins upstream from Wetumpka and evacuations may become necessary. At this level water also begins to overflow a portion of U.S. Highway 231 North.
50 Some residential flooding begins in the area.
47 Flooding of some mobile homes upstream from Wetumpka begins. In addition water begins to enter the basements of some businesses in Wetumpka. At 48 feet some street flooding begins on the west bank of the river.
45 Extensive flooding of farm lands begins.
35 Gold Star Park Boat Ramp and the River Walk are covered. Low lying farm land near the confluence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers begins to flood.
30 Power Service for Gold Star Park is impacted.
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2 KCFS Minimum flow requirement in the FERC license for Jordan Dam to protect the tulotoma snail.
4 KCFS Minimum flow at Jordan Dam. Required by FERC license. Confortable flow with class II rapids.

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