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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the James River (MO) near Boaz are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Galena
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 1.9

Historic Crests
(1) 25.10 ft on 04/30/2017
(2) 23.55 ft on 03/19/2008
(3) 22.96 ft on 06/20/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.59 ft on 03/25/2023 (P)
(2) 12.47 ft on 03/04/2023 (P)
(3) 18.85 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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26 The lower portion of the Big Bend Bridge begins to flood.
24 Major Flood Stage. Structures and many low lying roads near the river become damaged by debris in the water.
18 Moderate Flood Stage. Water approaches structures near the river. Approximate level of the one percent chance flood.
16 Low water crossing on the west side of the bridge at the gage site floods. Low lying areas on the west side of the river are under several feet of water. Shelvin Rock Access is flooded by several feet of water.
14 Approximate level when Hootentown Access and Campground downstream of the gage floods.
10 Low lying areas near the river flood. Flows may be dangerous for canoers.
(1) James River near Boaz near 9 feet 10/30/09. Photo by NWS SGF.

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Forecast services have begun for the James River at Boaz, as of Monday May 2, 2022.
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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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