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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chipola River at Marianna (US 90) are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Altha (CR 274)
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 5.65

Historic Crests
(1) 27.00 ft on 04/15/1975
(2) 24.00 ft on 07/10/1994
(3) 23.66 ft on 03/31/2009
(4) 22.97 ft on 02/28/2013
(5) 21.88 ft on 04/04/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.91 ft on 09/20/2020
(2) 15.58 ft on 03/10/2020
(3) 15.55 ft on 03/01/2020
(4) 16.94 ft on 02/12/2020
(5) 17.80 ft on 12/25/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.32 ft on 09/03/2011
(2) 4.33 ft on 10/08/2012
(3) 4.47 ft on 10/15/2008
(4) 4.52 ft on 06/28/2007
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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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40 This is the height of the top of the gauge equipment on the US-90 bridge in Marianna.
36 Water reaches the road surface of the US-90 bridge in Marianna.
35 Water reaches the road surface of Interstate 10 just west of Exit 142.
33 Water reaches the base of the US-90 bridge in Marianna.
31 Water reaches the base of the Interstate 10 bridge over the Chipola River just west of Exit 142.
30 Water reaches the base of the Caverns Road bridge and the bridge is subject to closure.
26 Major flooding begins along the Chipola River in Marianna affecting numerous homes on the west bank of the river. Caverns Road begins to flood on the south side of the bridge near Yancey Boat Ramp. Water reaches the base of the Magnolia Road Bridge and the road is subject to closure.
25 Water approaches residences along Noland Street near Kelson Avenue in Marianna.
24 Water approaches the base of the Magnolia Road bridge south of Interstate 10.
23 Homes in Marianna on Angela Drive are surrounded by flood waters. A home on Cherokee Street south of Putnam Street is also surrounded by flood waters.
22 The Citizens Lodge north of town is surrounded by flood waters. Homes in Turtle Bend become inaccessible.
21 Extensive flooding occurs in the Citizens Lodge Park. Water begins to approach the lodge.
20.5 Flooding increases south of Interstate 10 with areas near Magnolia Road beginning to flood. Water begins to surround several homes off Turtle Bend Lane. Access into the area is severely restricted.
20 Water spreads out across the flood plain north of Marianna near Caverns Road inundating much of the Citizens Lodge Park.
19 The Florida Caverns is subject to closure. Water begins to flood Old US Road east of downtown near Bridgewood Rive. Flooding increases at Turtle Bend Lane beginning to flood primary access into the area.
18.5 Water begins to overtop the bank at Turtle Bend Lane.
18 Water begins to overflow into low lying areas north of town near the Florida Caverns. The southern half of the Citizens Lodge Park begins to flood. The Magnolia Road boat ramp begins to flood.
16 The Yancey Boat Ramp off Caverns Road floods.
(1) Chipola River at Marianna - KML

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