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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 Obion are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 38.5
Flood Stage: 34
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 40.40 ft on 01/24/1937
(2) 39.60 ft on 03/04/1997
(3) 39.31 ft on 05/06/2011
(4) 39.12 ft on 03/14/2016
(5) 38.99 ft on 12/24/1990
(6) 38.78 ft on 12/03/2001
(7) 38.71 ft on 02/17/1989
(8) 38.46 ft on 02/15/2019 (P)
(9) 38.43 ft on 05/05/2010
(10) 37.15 ft on 04/07/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.46 ft on 02/15/2019 (P)
(2) 33.19 ft on 12/27/2017
(3) 39.12 ft on 03/14/2016
(4) 36.22 ft on 12/24/2015
(5) 34.14 ft on 02/08/2014
(6) 35.96 ft on 12/25/2013
(7) 33.03 ft on 03/11/2012
(8) 39.31 ft on 05/06/2011
(9) 38.43 ft on 05/05/2010
(10) 36.55 ft on 05/06/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -6.70 ft on 10/23/1965
(2) 13.27 ft on 09/13/1979
(3) 15.87 ft on 09/02/1980
(4) 16.16 ft on 06/27/1988
(5) 16.27 ft on 10/15/1992
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41.7 Widespread flooding is occurring in Dyer, Obion, Gibson, and Weakley Counties near the Obion River and its tributaries.
39.6 Extensive flooding is occurring in the community of Obion. Agricultural land on both banks of the river is extensively flooded. Evacuations are necessary in Obion and Rives.
38 Rives is flooding and most farmland near the river is flooding.
37 Flooding is occurring in Obion. Widespread flooding is occurring in Rives. Numerous secondary roads near the river are flooded.
36 Rives is flooding. Most cropland near the river is flooded.
35 Several secondary roads and large areas of farmland are flooded in northern Dyer County. Flooding is occurring around Rives in southeast Obion County.
34 Farmland near the river is flooded.
33 Agricultural land near the Obion River begins to flood.
31 Cropland flooding is occurring in low areas on the south bank of the Obion River.
29 Overbank flooding begins near the Obion River.
(1) View north stage = 38.7 ft
(2) View north stage = 29.0 ft
(3) View downstream stage = 38.7 ft
(4) View downstream stage = 29.0 ft
(5) View looking south
(6) View upstream stage = 29.0 ft

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