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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Jacks Fork at Alley Spring are issued routinely year-round.
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Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 5.3
Low Stage (in feet): 1.8

Historic Crests
(1) 23.29 ft on 04/30/2017
(2) 21.97 ft on 11/14/1993
(3) 18.54 ft on 02/07/1999
(4) 17.10 ft on 05/08/2002
(5) 15.87 ft on 02/27/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.96 ft on 05/14/2023 (P)
(2) 13.22 ft on 03/25/2023 (P)
(3) 12.25 ft on 03/03/2023 (P)
(4) 10.44 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
(5) 10.48 ft on 02/17/2022 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.51 ft on 08/07/2012
(2) 1.50 ft on 08/24/2012
(3) 1.51 ft on 09/22/2000
(4) 1.63 ft on 10/03/2001
(5) 2.39 ft on 08/07/2018
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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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23.29 this is the record level reached on April 30, 2017. Portions of Highway 106 flood near the gage site.
21.97 this is the flood level which occurred on November 14th 1993.
20 water reaches the river gage and bottom of the Highway 106 bridge. Buildings near the gage site including Harvey's Canoe rental become inundated with several feet of water.
16 major flooding occurs at the gage site. Lower portions of Highway 106 flood.
13 the Alley Spring Campground is completely flooded.
12 moderate flooding begins at the gage site. Water inundates the entire picnic area one quarter mile downstream from the gage site.
11 much of Alley Spring Campground floods. Water flows through Alley Spring Campground and isolates the 200 Area Camp Sites.
9 water impacts Alley Spring Campground. Water is one foot in depth at the 600, 800 and 900 loop camp sites.
8 water begins to impact the 600, 800 and 900 loop sites of Alley Spring Campground one quarter mile upstream from the gage site.
5.3 floating access to the Jacks Fork at Alley Spring is closed.
(1) River Gage at Alley Spring on Highway 106 Bridge - Photo taken by Megan Terry, NWS SGF

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