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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Elk River (TN) near Fayetteville are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Prospect
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 20.7
Flood Stage: 17.5
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.52 ft on 12/23/1990
(2) 28.60 ft on 03/16/1973
(3) 27.50 ft on 03/13/1842 (P)
(4) 27.20 ft on 01/05/1949
(5) 27.20 ft on 03/23/1929 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.12 ft on 02/23/2022
(2) 21.48 ft on 09/20/2021
(3) 20.86 ft on 04/01/2021
(4) 19.70 ft on 03/24/2020
(5) 24.21 ft on 02/06/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.75 ft on 12/09/1970
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26 Several businesses and homes are flooded.
23.5 Flood water covers Tennessee Highway 273 at several locations in and around Fayetteville.
21 Flood waters reach residential areas in low lying areas of Fayetteville.
20.7 Flood waters reach the City Pumping Station in Fayetteville.
17.5 Bottomland along the river begins to flood.

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