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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Oostanaula River at Rome are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.30 ft on 04/01/1886
(2) 37.20 ft on 01/15/1892
(3) 34.50 ft on 01/22/1947
(4) 34.30 ft on 07/12/1916
(5) 34.26 ft on 03/18/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.57 ft on 02/14/2020
(2) 25.85 ft on 02/07/2020
(3) 29.70 ft on 02/23/2019
(4) 29.55 ft on 12/30/2015
(5) 25.65 ft on 01/07/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.75 ft on 10/08/2007
(2) 1.82 ft on 09/27/2007
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46 Highway 27...5th Avenue bridge floods. Many businesses and homes flooded.
42 The levee of the Oostanaula will reach the top of the city levee. This is a very serious situation. Floyd Medical Center...Law Enforcement Center and numerous businesses flood.
40.3 The record crest was 40.30 feet on April 1...1886.
38 Major flooding expands. Water will reach Broad Street. This is the 100 year flood.
36 Major flooding continues. Water overflows at the lowest point of Summerville Road.
34.5 Major flooding continues. Six city blocks of basements in Rome near the Oostanaula River will flood. Water will cover the 200 block of East Second Avenue.
32 Major flooding begins. Flooding of Rome Sewage Treatment Plant begins. Fifth Avenue Bridge is closed. Water overflows onto Second Avenue between railroad and bridge.
30 Moderate flooding expands. Water enters Georgia Power Maintenance Yard at Etowah River.
28 Moderate flooding begins. Water will enter basements of lower two city blocks near the gage site. Flood gates on Second Avenue and Avenue A must be closed.
25 Flood stage is reached. Minor flooding occurs in the woodlands and fields along the river upstream and downstream from the gage on the Turner McCall bridge or U.S. Highway 27. The Heritage Park Rome Greenway continues to flood with some locations up to 5 feet deep. All drainage valves must be closed at the outfalls in Rome. The flood gate on the Rome levee should be closed.
24 Bankfull conditions expand along the river upstream and downstream from the gage on the Turner McCall bridge or U.S. Highway 27. The Heritage Park Rome Greenway continues to flood with some locations up to 4 feet deep. The drainage valves must be closed at the American Legion and Police Station Outfalls.
22 Bankfull conditions continue along the river upstream and downstream from the gage on the Turner McCall bridge or U.S. Highway 27. The Heritage Park Rome Greenway continues to flood. A drainage valve must be closed at Second Avenue and Avenue A Pump station outfalls.
19 Bankfull conditions occur along the river upstream and downstream from the gage on the Turner McCall bridge or U.S. Highway 27. Action Stage is reached with the Heritage Park Rome Greenway beginning to flood within the floodplain.
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18K-25K cfs Bankfull capacity (the amount of water a river can carry without overflowing its banks) at the merger of the Oostanaula and Etowah Rivers to form the Coosa River at Rome.

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