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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 Selden Lock and 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
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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) 94.46 ft on 12/25/2019
(2) 101.06 ft on 02/26/2019
(3) 93.90 ft on 01/26/2019
(4) 100.48 ft on 01/01/2019
(5) 92.19 ft on 02/13/2018
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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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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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105 Severe residential flooding occurs in the area...and evacuations may become necessary.
102 Residential flooding begins in the area. Numerous cabins and trailers in Hale and Greene counties become flooded.
98 Some cabins and trailers along the river begin to flood.
94 Some secondary roads in the area begin to flood. 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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