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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Middle Oconee River at US 78 at Athens are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.50 ft on 02/28/1902
(2) 23.60 ft on 03/05/1929
(3) 23.00 ft on 08/19/1939
(4) 21.30 ft on 10/02/1929
(5) 21.20 ft on 02/05/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.04 ft on 02/08/2020
(2) 19.68 ft on 04/21/2019
(3) 19.40 ft on 07/03/2003
(4) 19.75 ft on 03/21/2003
(5) 21.20 ft on 02/05/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 10/04/2007
(2) 0.30 ft on 09/19/2007
(3) 0.60 ft on 09/07/1957
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22 Major flooding begins. Many streets and homes will flood in West Athens. Estimated record crest around 22 feet occurred February 28...1902.
21 Moderate flooding expands. Many basements and yards and some streets are flooded in residential areas bordering the river in West Athens.
20 Moderate flooding begins. Flood waters flow from behind Beechwood to the Macon Highway Bridge. One street in West Athens is usually flooded at 20 feet.
18 Flood Stage is reached. Residential yards are flooded in West Athens.
15 Bankfull Stage is reached.

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