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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Bayou Sara at Saraland 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: 7.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 5
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 2
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 9.80 ft on 09/28/1998
(2) 9.30 ft on 09/01/2008
(3) 7.90 ft on 02/25/2020
(4) 7.84 ft on 04/26/1979
(5) 7.80 ft on 04/13/1980
(6) 7.50 ft on 04/03/1980
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.00 ft on 06/08/2020
(2) 4.75 ft on 04/30/2020
(3) 5.50 ft on 03/15/2020
(4) 7.90 ft on 02/25/2020
(5) 4.50 ft on 07/13/2019
(6) 4.50 ft on 05/12/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 02/02/1990
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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14.3 Flooding of the U.S. 43 bridge and the I-65 bridge occur.
11 Extensive flooding will occur along Bayou Sara and Norton Creeks with many bridges flooded.
8.3 Bayou Sara Avenue floods east of gauging site. Numerous houses and streets flood east of the rainroad between Bayou Sara and Norton Creek.
7.5 Numerous houses flood at 7.5 feet and some evacuations also become necessary. Above 8 feet numerous streets and houses flood east of the railroad between Bayou Sara and Norton Creeks.
6 Flooding of residences in the area will occur.
5 Street flooding east of the railroad becomes widespread.
4 Flooding of streets begins.
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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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