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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Clinch River at Cleveland are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Speers Ferry
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.40 ft on 04/05/1977
(2) 24.40 ft on 01/30/1957
(3) 22.70 ft on 03/12/1963
(4) 21.38 ft on 12/22/1926
(5) 20.87 ft on 01/26/1978
(6) 20.71 ft on 03/18/2002
(7) 20.60 ft on 08/14/1940
(8) 20.43 ft on 02/06/2020 (P)
(9) 19.94 ft on 03/17/1973
(10) 19.46 ft on 05/07/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.85 ft on 03/01/2021 (P)
(2) 16.76 ft on 04/13/2020 (P)
(3) 20.43 ft on 02/06/2020 (P)
(4) 16.43 ft on 02/24/2019 (P)
(5) 17.00 ft on 02/11/2018
(6) 17.50 ft on 04/24/2017 (P)
(7) 18.70 ft on 03/05/2015
(8) 16.00 ft on 01/31/2013
(9) 13.97 ft on 01/16/2013
(10) 17.85 ft on 11/20/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.96 ft on 02/10/1934
(2) 1.08 ft on 09/10/1932
(3) 1.09 ft on 08/13/1944
(4) 1.11 ft on 01/10/1940
(5) 1.11 ft on 01/06/1940
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24 The elementary school begins to flood, and the river reaches the bottom of the Highway 82 bridge in Cleveland. About 30 to 40 houses are flooded with around 250 acres inundated.
21 The water treatment plant and several houses are flooded, along with about 100 acres in the area around Cleveland.
19 Water affects a few houses on Main Street, and approximately 35 acres about two miles up- and downstream from the Highway 82 bridge.
18 Water begins to affect a few houses immediately along the river downstream from the ballpark, flooding approximately 25 acres.
16 Approximately 10 acres are flooded, including the ballpark.
14 Flooding affects the pumping station for the water treatment plant.

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