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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chattahoochee River at West Point are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at West Point Lake near West Point Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at 14th Street at Columbus
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.25 ft on 12/10/1919
(2) 25.60 ft on 04/01/1886
(3) 25.40 ft on 03/15/1929
(4) 25.00 ft on 12/30/1901
(5) 24.90 ft on 02/26/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.92 ft on 09/25/2009
(2) 23.23 ft on 05/08/2003
(3) 17.80 ft on 03/19/1990
(4) 20.90 ft on 01/12/1972
(5) 21.30 ft on 03/03/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 09/23/1974
(2) 2.18 ft on 09/17/2007
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31.5 Waste Water Treatment Plant in West Point floods.
26 Major flooding occurs. Hundreds of homes and businesses flooded. Highway 29 on left bank...22 city blocks of West Point businesses flood...and 5 blocks of residences on left bank flood. One of the highest crests of modern times prior to West Point Dam was 24.9 feet on February 26...1961. Evacuations are required.
24.75 Major and extensive flooding occurs. Water reaches entrance to West Point Waste Water Treatment Plant.
24 Major to serious flooding occurs. Hundreds of businesses and homes in West Point as well as many streets in Lanett are flooded. Evacuations needed. Flood of Record...since the West Point Dam was built in the early 1970s...occurs. This post dam flood of record occurred on May 23.2 feet.
23 Major and extensive flooding occur. Expect 200 to 300 businesses and homes in West Point to be flooded out. Water enters into West Point Fire Headquarters. I-85 southbound will close as entrance and exit ramps flood. In Lanett...Highway 24 closes...with East 10th Street and Avenue C flooded. In addition...flooding spreads further into Lanett...with South Gilmer Avenue and 11th Street flooded. Evacuations required.
22 Major flooding in West Point and to a lesser extent in basements of 100 to 200 hundred businesses in West Point are flooded. Evacuations needed. In Lanett Alabama...South Gilmer Avenue and 1st Street flooded.
21 Major flooding begins. Parking lots of West Point City Hall...911 Center...Police Department...and Fire Department flooded out. Equipment needs to be moved. Evacuations need to begin.
20 Mainly low places on West Point City Streets are flooded.
19.5 Water enters West Point City Works Department. Equipment needs to be moved.
19 Moderate flooding begins. Mainly farm lands undergo some flooding. Flood waters enter parking lots near Fire House and 911 Center.
17 Minor flooding begins. City Hall...Police...and Fire Departments get some minor water into edge of parking lot.
14 Bankfull is reached in many locations especially on the Alabama side or right bank of the river downstream from the river gauge.

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