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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Nance Creek (AL) at Courtland are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 24.97 ft on 03/16/1973
(2) 24.21 ft on 12/23/1990
(3) 22.77 ft on 04/29/2011
(4) 22.60 ft on 01/07/1950
(5) 22.45 ft on 02/01/1951
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.33 ft on 03/03/2023 (P)
(2) 14.16 ft on 02/18/2023 (P)
(3) 16.72 ft on 03/24/2022
(4) 14.36 ft on 03/10/2022
(5) 14.45 ft on 02/24/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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29 Water overtops the wire weight gage on Old Highway 20. Water is over a foot deep atop the bridge.
28 Water overtops the bridge on Old Highway 20.
27.5 Water reaches the bottom of the gage house.
24.97 Record Stage. Observed March 16, 1973.
20 Water is approaching homes south of downtown Courtland...with several streets impassible. Water reaches the underside of the bridge at Old Highway 20 in Courtland.
16 Water begins to cover roads south of downtown Courtland.
14 Lowland flooding begins on the left bank of the river.
12 The river overflows on County Road 150 about three quarters of a mile upstream of the gage site...south of Courtland.
(1) Gage House
(2) Wire Weight Gage
(3) View of Deep Channel

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