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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Elk River near Prospect are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near Fayetteville Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 37
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 40.90 ft on 03/01/1902
(2) 40.12 ft on 03/17/1973
(3) 38.98 ft on 03/22/1955
(4) 38.17 ft on 02/14/1948
(5) 37.06 ft on 03/14/1975
(6) 36.43 ft on 01/11/1974
(7) 34.85 ft on 02/02/1957
(8) 34.26 ft on 03/13/1963
(9) 34.20 ft on 02/20/1991
(10) 34.00 ft on 01/06/1949
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.31 ft on 02/24/2019
(2) 12.86 ft on 01/23/2017
(3) 24.22 ft on 12/27/2015
(4) 18.90 ft on 06/05/2015
(5) 17.95 ft on 06/07/2014
(6) 20.66 ft on 01/17/2013
(7) 18.37 ft on 01/12/2012
(8) 27.14 ft on 04/29/2011
(9) 24.30 ft on 05/04/2010
(10) 20.16 ft on 12/12/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 09/29/1961
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36 Extensive flooding continues across southeast Giles County, affecting the Prospect, Elkton, and Ardmore areas.
32 Extensive flooding will occur across southeast Giles County. Flood waters reach several homes in and around the Prospect, Elkton, and Ardmore areas.
26 Water completely floods Veto Rd near the Hargrove - Johnson bridge south of Route 273. It may be unsafe to pass and motorists should seek an alternate route.
25 Water begins to flood Veto Rd near the Hargrove - Johnson bridge south of Route 273.
24.5 Water begins to approach Veto Rd near the Hargrove - Johnson bridge.
22 Water completely inundates the TWRA boat launch parking lot near the Hargrove - Johnson bridge on Veto Rd.
19 Water begins to inundate the TWRA boat launch parking area near the Hargrove - Johnson bridge on Veto Rd. The boat ramp is completely submerged at this level and may be unusable.
18 Water begins to inundate the low lying agricultural land along the river.

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