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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Duck River at Columbia are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 41
Moderate Flood Stage: 37.5
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 51.75 ft on 02/14/1948
(2) 49.31 ft on 03/17/1973
(3) 48.31 ft on 03/14/1975
(4) 48.00 ft on 03/29/1902
(5) 46.80 ft on 02/20/1991
(6) 45.61 ft on 01/26/2002
(7) 44.91 ft on 05/03/2010
(8) 44.83 ft on 05/08/2003
(9) 44.78 ft on 03/23/1955
(10) 43.10 ft on 03/25/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 42.76 ft on 02/24/2019
(2) 44.91 ft on 05/03/2010
(3) 35.52 ft on 01/24/2006
(4) 31.81 ft on 12/02/2004
(5) 29.51 ft on 06/27/2004
(6) 39.16 ft on 02/07/2004
(7) 44.83 ft on 05/08/2003
(8) 40.20 ft on 02/16/2003
(9) 37.80 ft on 03/19/2002
(10) 45.61 ft on 01/26/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.26 ft on 07/09/1927
(2) 1.30 ft on 10/04/1982
(3) 1.35 ft on 08/30/1983
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49 Flood waters reach buildings along Riverside Drive. The Tennessee Valley Packing Company has water 11 feet deep.
46 Flooding of this magnitude will cause evacuation of many homes and businesses along the Duck River in and around the Columbia area.
44.7 Flood waters reach several businesses and homes along Santa Fe Pike.
44 Flood waters cover Iron Bridge Road and reaches the city maintenance garage.
43.5 Flood waters cover Riverside Drive.
42 Flood waters reach the Highway 31 bridge.
41 Flood waters reach Riverside Drive.
37.5 Flood waters enter the old TVA hydro electric plant.
36 Flood waters will reach Riverside Drive.
34.5 Flood waters reach Riverside Elementary School grounds, the city ball field, and the packing company along Riverside Drive.
34 Flood waters reach Hwy 247 at the Duck River, west of Columbia.
32 Flood waters overflow the banks and low lying areas near Columbia begin to flood.
(1) Riverside Dr. Bridge and Gauge House
(2) Riverside Elementary School Flooding
(3) Riverside Elementary School Flooding

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