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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts are not available for the Etowah River at Allatoona Lake near Cartersville. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Upstream Gauge - at Canton Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at GA 61 near Cartersville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 860
Action Stage: 840
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 861.19 ft on 04/10/1964
(2) 857.65 ft on 03/30/1980
(3) 856.12 ft on 04/18/1979
(4) 853.25 ft on 09/23/2009
(5) 851.65 ft on 03/06/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 851.65 ft on 03/06/2019
(2) 853.25 ft on 09/23/2009
(3) 850.36 ft on 07/15/2005
(4) 848.41 ft on 06/24/1989
(5) 847.95 ft on 02/06/1981
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 809.34 ft on 12/04/1954
(2) 815.03 ft on 01/12/1951
(3) 815.20 ft on 12/31/1952
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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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240 cfs Continuous minimum flow for Allatoona Dam in FERC license or in Corps of Engineers Water Control Plan—(whichever applies here)--to keep pollution concentrations within acceptable guidelines for human health.
300 cfs Minimum suggested flow for paddling from Allatoona Dam 9.75 miles down the river.
9200 cfs Bankfull capacity (the amount of water a river can carry without overflowing its banks) between Allatoona Dam and Cartersville.

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The summer pool level of 840 feet MSL will be considered Action Stage and Bankfull for the hydrograph.
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