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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the French Broad River near Hot Springs are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Marshall Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Newport
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 7.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.00 ft on 07/16/1916
(2) 19.00 ft on 02/28/1902
(3) 18.00 ft on 03/01/1867 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.28 ft on 02/06/2020 (P)
(2) 13.10 ft on 04/19/2019
(3) 6.95 ft on 05/30/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.41 ft on 08/30/2011
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26 Major flooding. Water levels in town will be around 1 to 3 ft high.
23.5 Further flooding along spring creek, causing water levels to be around 2 ft deep in some areas between spring creek and andrew ave.
22.5 Water will approach camping areas and a few homes along painted rock road. Similar flooding that occurred on sept 17 2004
21 Hot springs spa buildings will be flooded. Homes and some buildings between the river and river and silver mine roads will be flooded.
19 Much of the area between the river and silver mine and andrews roads will likely be flooded. Spring creek will overflow its banks north of bridges road.
16.5 Areas between the railroad and the river near divine water way northwest of town and areas between the river and highway 25/70 near lookout loop will begin to flood.
12.5 Water may approach camping areas between South Andrews Aveune and the river. Floodwater levels will be similar to levels observed on September 9, 2004.
10 Floodwaters will approach Hot Springs Spa property and parts of River Road and Silvermine Road will flood. Floodwater levels will be similar to levels observed on May 6, 2003.
9.5 Parts of Silver Mine Road and River Road may begin to flood. Areas near Spring Creek in the Hot Springs Spa area will begin to flood.
(1) Looking upstream from gage site.
(2) Looking downstream from gage site.
(3) USGS gage house and stilling well.

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