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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Escambia River near Century 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: 37
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 37.80 ft on 03/15/1929
(2) 24.35 ft on 03/18/1990
(3) 23.84 ft on 09/30/1998
(4) 23.70 ft on 03/09/1998
(5) 23.32 ft on 04/12/1975
(6) 23.23 ft on 12/16/2009
(7) 23.22 ft on 12/16/2009
(8) 20.94 ft on 04/05/1960
(9) 20.85 ft on 09/18/2020
(10) 20.84 ft on 04/08/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.34 ft on 03/22/2022
(2) 18.07 ft on 02/11/2022
(3) 17.97 ft on 02/06/2022
(4) 18.99 ft on 10/07/2021
(5) 20.85 ft on 09/18/2020
(6) 17.48 ft on 03/12/2020
(7) 17.12 ft on 02/10/2020
(8) 18.37 ft on 01/17/2020
(9) 17.20 ft on 04/27/2019
(10) 18.65 ft on 01/05/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.30 ft on 09/15/1954
(2) 1.30 ft on 10/20/1954
(3) 1.30 ft on 10/21/1954
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37 Severe flooding in Century.
34 Some flooding in the eastern sections of Century.
33.2 Bridge flood of Highway 4 floods.
24.2 RECORD FLOOD of March 18th 1990 - Water enters several houses on Worley Road, Daffin Road, and Fairground Road.
23.7 Second highest record flood - Approximately 8 houses become isolated and sections of Mystic Springs Road, River Bend Road and Fairground Road are impassable. Water from the river flows into ponds at B and L Catfish Farm on Mystic Road.
23.3 Widespread flooding of pasture and farm land. Water begins to reach Mystic Springs Road, Worley Road, Mamer Holley Lane and River Bend Road. Approximately 5 houses become isolated in the McDavid and Molino communities. Public boat ramps at Mystic Springs and Fairground Road are submerged.
19 Low lying pastures will flood. Cattle should be moved to higher ground.
17 Considerable flooding of lowlands.
13 Minor overflow of lowlands in the area.

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