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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 below Selden Dam are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Oliver Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Demopolis Lock and Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 105
Moderate Flood Stage: 102
Flood Stage: 90
Action Stage: 90
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 109.90 ft on 02/25/1961
(2) 106.80 ft on 04/16/1979
(3) 104.40 ft on 02/20/1990
(4) 103.50 ft on 04/07/2000
(5) 102.40 ft on 12/22/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 94.49 ft on 02/14/2024 (P)
(2) 92.14 ft on 04/10/2023 (P)
(3) 91.81 ft on 12/16/2022 (P)
(4) 90.48 ft on 04/19/2022
(5) 90.38 ft on 03/20/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 73.10 ft on 08/10/1960
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105 Severe residential flooding occurs in the area...and evacuations may become necessary.
102 Roads completely inundated around Lock 5. Signigicant residential flooding begins in this area. Roads around Jennings Ferry are flooded. Cabins along County Road 38 in Hale County and near the COE facility will be cut off.
98 Between 98 and 100 feet, some cabins and trailers along the river begin to flood around the Lock 5 area. Yards and roads are flooded around 99 feet along Meadowlark Lane, Prairie Creek Road, Bavey Drive and Jackson Branch Road. County Road 38 in the Hale County begins to flood near the COE facility.
94 Between 94 and 97 feet, some secondary roads near Lock 5 park and Sandpiper Road begin to flood and could cut off residents. Some roads leading into Roebuck Landing are flooded between 96 and 97 feet. Flooding of farm and pasture lands continues.
90 Pasture and wood lands begin to flood. Livestock should be moved to higher ground at stages above 90 feet.

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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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