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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chipola River near Altha (CR 274) are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Marianna (US 90) Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 8.95

Historic Crests
(1) 33.55 ft on 09/20/1926
(2) 32.20 ft on 04/05/1948
(3) 30.79 ft on 04/04/2009
(4) 30.73 ft on 03/13/1998
(5) 30.66 ft on 04/04/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.61 ft on 09/22/2020
(2) 26.56 ft on 09/18/2020
(3) 18.61 ft on 03/11/2020
(4) 18.65 ft on 03/01/2020
(5) 19.37 ft on 02/13/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 8.14 ft on 10/14/2007
(2) 8.52 ft on 11/14/2016
(3) 8.64 ft on 11/26/2012
(4) 8.84 ft on 11/24/2008
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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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30 Major flood damage will occur.
28.5 Water will reach the highway 274 bridge and approach the road.
23 Water will start to affect houses and mobile homes in the flood plain downstream from the gage. A few fish camps downstream of highway 20 will be affected by flood water.
22 Minor lowland flooding will occur. Lamb Eddy Road near the boat ramp will flood.
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