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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Leaf River at Hattiesburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near New Augusta
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29.3
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.03 ft on 04/15/1974
(2) 31.53 ft on 02/23/1961
(3) 29.19 ft on 04/09/1983
(4) 29.13 ft on 04/14/1980
(5) 28.91 ft on 03/22/1943
(6) 28.91 ft on 03/22/1944
(7) 27.51 ft on 03/12/2016
(8) 27.44 ft on 03/31/1980
(9) 27.42 ft on 01/10/1950
(10) 27.31 ft on 05/14/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.27 ft on 12/29/2018
(2) 27.51 ft on 03/12/2016
(3) 22.63 ft on 04/01/2005
(4) 22.18 ft on 02/25/2003
(5) 25.13 ft on 03/05/2001
(6) 22.37 ft on 01/30/1994
(7) 22.44 ft on 05/02/1991
(8) 27.31 ft on 05/14/1990
(9) 27.09 ft on 02/19/1990
(10) 24.80 ft on 01/27/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.83 ft on 07/14/1992
(2) 1.97 ft on 10/02/1991
(3) 2.34 ft on 10/05/1993
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34 East Hattiesburg is inundated. Serious flooding in the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal, with approximately 350 businesses and 2900 other structures affected by high water.
30.5 Flooding begins to occur on Highway 11 about 1/2 mile north of bridge.
29.3 Water in is the Briarfield Homes Apartments off Second Street.
27.3 The turn ramp on the bypass becomes flooded.
26 Sections of east Hattiesburg close to the river begin to flood.
25.5 The stockyard area on Highway 11 begins to flood.
25.3 Water is beginning to cover east side of Hardy Street.
23.5 Water is beginning to enter homes on Curie Street.
23 Water begins to cover streets and highways in low lying areas along the river.
22 Water begins to cover road at a trailer park about 3 miles downstream of the Highway 11 bridge.
20 Portable restrooms in Chain Park on the river at Highway 11 are removed.
17 Power to Chain Park on the river at Highway 11 is turned off.
16 Chain Park on the river at Highway 11 begins to flood in Hattiesburg.

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