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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Black River 5 miles W of Malaga are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.70 ft on 08/23/1966
(2) 20.50 ft on 01/01/1908
(3) 19.00 ft on 09/21/1941
(4) 18.09 ft on 09/19/2014
(5) 14.70 ft on 09/23/1955
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.09 ft on 09/19/2014
(2) 9.08 ft on 06/24/1986
(3) 8.93 ft on 09/19/1985
(4) 12.87 ft on 06/02/1978
(5) 8.87 ft on 09/02/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.69 ft on 08/29/2023
(2) 0.73 ft on 06/13/2021
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21 the river reaches moderate flood stage. All area roads are impassable, and the river gage shelter is likely inaccessible.
18 the river reaches minor flood stage, and area rangeland continues flooding. Low water crossings and other low-lying areas along nearby roads are flooded.
12 the river reaches bankfull. At stages above 12 feet, area rangeland begins to flood. Low water crossings at State Route 396, Ogden Road, and Higby Road are completely inundated and impassable.

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