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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at New Madrid are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Hickman Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - above Tiptonville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 44
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 34
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): -1.2

Historic Crests
(1) 48.35 ft on 05/06/2011
(2) 48.00 ft on 02/03/1937
(3) 45.27 ft on 04/29/2011
(4) 44.60 ft on 04/09/1913
(5) 43.60 ft on 04/04/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.20 ft on 03/09/2022
(2) 35.09 ft on 04/04/2021
(3) 40.17 ft on 04/01/2020
(4) 42.99 ft on 03/02/2019
(5) 41.41 ft on 03/05/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -6.58 ft on 10/15/2023
(2) -5.93 ft on 09/14/2023
(3) -5.51 ft on 10/16/2022
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48 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many homes and businesses becomes necessary.
38 Heavy agricultural damage begins.
34 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
30 Bottomland begins to flood.
(1) Cargill AgHorizons
(2) Automated Gage at Elevator Co.
(3) Automated Gage
(4) Incline Gage at Public Boat Ramp
(5) Staff Gage House at Boat Ramp
(6) Mississippi River Upstream from Boat Ramp
(7) Mississippi River Downstream from Boat Ramp

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