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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Obion River near Martin are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Obion
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 23.05 ft on 11/19/1957
(2) 22.98 ft on 03/02/1998
(3) 22.24 ft on 03/02/1997
(4) 21.50 ft on 12/01/2001
(5) 21.08 ft on 02/12/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.08 ft on 02/12/2019 (P)
(2) 17.86 ft on 12/23/2017
(3) 19.47 ft on 04/28/2014
(4) 20.96 ft on 05/04/2011
(5) 19.67 ft on 05/02/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.20 ft on 08/18/1945
(2) 4.94 ft on 08/08/1997
(3) 4.96 ft on 07/27/2006
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23 Extensive agricultural flooding is occurring along the river and numerous secondary roads are flooded causing access problems.
22 Widespread flooding is occurring in Rives and near Union City. Additional evacuations will be necessary. Agricultural land north of Martin is flooding and equipment and livestock may need to be moved to higher ground. Numerous secondary roads are covered by flood water.
21 Residents in the community of Rives should complete necessary flood precautions. Evacuations may be required. Extensive cropland flooding is occurring near the river in northeast Obion County and the northwest portion of Weakley County. Equipment and livestock should be moved to higher ground.
20 Flooding is occurring along the North Fork Obion River in northeast Obion County and northwest Weakley County. Flooding is also occurring in low-lying areas near Union City.
18 Lowland and agricultural flooding is occurring near the North Fork of the Obion River.
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(2) View downstream
(3) View north
(4) View of bridge

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