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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ocmulgee River at Lumber City 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: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.30 ft on 01/21/1925
(2) 24.59 ft on 07/15/1994
(3) 23.50 ft on 03/12/1929
(4) 22.70 ft on 12/09/1949
(5) 22.70 ft on 04/16/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.77 ft on 04/17/2022
(2) 15.99 ft on 04/30/2020
(3) 19.17 ft on 02/28/2020
(4) 16.57 ft on 02/17/2020
(5) 15.46 ft on 01/14/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.96 ft on 10/30/1954
(2) -0.70 ft on 11/17/1933
(3) -0.60 ft on 10/31/1927
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37 Major flooding continues. Southern Railroad Bridge flooded out.
33 Major flooding expands. Highway 341 bridge is flooded.
30 Major flooding continues. Entire town of Lumber City will be cut off and isolated by Ocmulgee River...and swollen local creeks and small streams will occur. Some businesses and homes will flood near river...and water reaches the under supports of the Highway 341 bridge.
23 Major flooding begins. A mobile home floods on the southside of the Highway 341 bridge.
18 Moderate flooding begins. Flooding of the access road to the boat ramp near the Highway 341 bridge begins.
15 Flood Stage is reached and minor flooding begins. Water overflows into the broad swampy flood plain. Farm fields on the right bank flood. General agriculture and timber interests are affected by the flooding. In addition...water reaches the top of the boat ramp near the Highway 341 bridge.

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