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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tallahala Creek at Laurel are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Runnelstown
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 16.5
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.00 ft on 12/09/1919
(2) 24.00 ft on 04/01/1900
(3) 23.28 ft on 04/14/1974
(4) 23.13 ft on 04/07/1964
(5) 22.32 ft on 02/23/1961
(6) 21.34 ft on 02/17/1990
(7) 20.84 ft on 04/14/1980
(8) 20.77 ft on 03/11/2011
(9) 20.70 ft on 04/01/1938
(10) 20.29 ft on 01/21/1947
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.53 ft on 04/26/2020
(2) 15.25 ft on 02/23/2020
(3) 15.72 ft on 02/08/2020
(4) 17.29 ft on 01/17/2020
(5) 16.34 ft on 05/14/2019
(6) 18.64 ft on 12/28/2018
(7) 16.63 ft on 06/24/2017
(8) 14.73 ft on 04/06/2017
(9) 19.98 ft on 03/13/2016
(10) 17.17 ft on 01/06/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.21 ft on 10/31/1963
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23 Numerous homes and businesses are inundated by highwater east of the Southern Railroad tracks.
19.5 Water reaches the underclearence of State Highway 15 bridge.
19 Water begins to flood houses in the the northeast portion of Laurel along the creek between U.S. Highway 11 and Interstate 59. Water covers Brown Street and Center Avenue in South laurel.
16.5 Water begins to affect building on the right bank just downstream near Highway 15. Several other buildings further downstream are affected as well.
16 Water begins to cover Old Sandersville Road.
13 Agricultural and lowland flooding is becoming more widespread along and near the creek.
11 Water begins to overflow banks.

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