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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the St. Johns River near Deland are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 5.3
Moderate Flood Stage: 4.8
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 3.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 6.33 ft on 10/11/2022
(2) 6.06 ft on 10/11/1953
(3) 5.84 ft on 10/03/1960
(4) 5.53 ft on 09/04/2008
(5) 5.50 ft on 10/06/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.23 ft on 11/12/2022 (P)
(2) 6.33 ft on 10/11/2022
(3) 5.20 ft on 10/20/2017 (P)
(4) 5.50 ft on 10/06/2017 (P)
(5) 5.35 ft on 09/22/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.54 ft on 04/03/1945
(2) -0.51 ft on 07/31/1956
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5.3 Major flooding occurs to many structures and marinas along the river and in the Hontoon Island area.
4.8 Water starts to enter low lying buildings around Hontoon Island. Many secondary roads and homes in low lying areas are flooded.
4.5 Water moves into yards and approaches buildings around Hontoon Island.
4 Docks and piers are completely submerged at Pier 44 Marina. Many docks are partially submerged at Hontoon Landing Marina.
3.5 Flooding of campsites and trails occurs at Hontoon Island State Park.

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 Hours.

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