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Forecasts for the Leaf River near New Augusta 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: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 36.80 ft on 04/16/1974
(2) 35.20 ft on 02/24/1961
(3) 31.22 ft on 03/14/2016
(4) 31.10 ft on 03/23/1943
(5) 30.71 ft on 05/15/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.33 ft on 12/31/2018 (P)
(2) 31.22 ft on 03/14/2016
(3) 27.02 ft on 02/14/2013
(4) 24.45 ft on 03/25/2012
(5) 25.25 ft on 03/13/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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35 Water floods significant portions of north and northeast New Augusta along and south of 1st Street. Homes along River Drive near the Highway 29 bridge are flooded with several feet of water in homes. Extensive lowland flooding along and downstream from the Old Augusta Railroad bridge crosses the Leaf River continues. Some flooding of River Road upstream from Highway 29 is occuring.
30 River Drive begins to flood along with homes seeing water under or in the structures. Water begins to flood New Augusta north of 1st Street. Wingate Road floods from Wingate Cove to the river, cutting off about 20 homes. Extensive flooding along and downstream from Highway 29 is occuring. Some flooding on River Road upstream from the Highway 29 bridge begins.
27 Water begins to approach houses on River Drive. Wingate Road near the river begins to flood. Low-land flooding along and downstream from Highway 29 begins.
17 Water reaches bankfull near River Drive.

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