Alapaha River water levels

300x655 Example 2014-11-03, in Alapaha River Water Levels, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 3 November 2014 Update 2016-12-23: graphs from water.weather.gov.

Update 2016-05-31: See sea level gage reports.

Update 2015-04-28: Added flood stages and tentative highest safe and lowest boatable water levels, both above the charts for each gauge and in a summary table. If you have data, please let us know.

Here are water level gauges for the Alapaha River in Georgia and Florida, north to south. The graphs should show the current levels at this time, in feet, plus for most of the gauges a bar graph of selected historic levels.

This is a draft of a concept for use with the Alapaha River Water Trail. See also Alapaha River Rainy Season.

It is also a companion to the similar set of graphs for the Withlacoochee and Little Rivers.

See below for the current Alapaha River water level graphs.

Update 2014-11-04: Simplified gauge formatting.


Summary Water Level Table

GaugeFloodHighLow
Alapaha16′10.6′9′, deadfalls a problem at lower water
Statenville24′6-9′2′, dragging across shoals below 1.5′
Jennings83.5′68′65′
* High and low levels are rough guidelines.

At GA 125/32 near Irwinville, Irwin County, GA (02315920)

If water is high on this gauge upstream of the ARWT, beware of water rising in the ARWT.
Flood: 10′; High: ?; Low: ?


At US 82 near Alapaha, Berrien County, GA (02316000)

Flood: 16′; High: 10.6′; Low: 9′, deadfalls a problem at lower water.


At US 94 near Statenville, Echols County, GA (02317500)

Flood: 24′; High: 6-9′; Low: 2′, dragging across shoals below 1.5′


Near Jennings, Hamilton County, FL (02317620)

Recommended safe paddling levels of 65′ to 68′ per SRWMD hydrologist.
Flood: 83.5′; High: 68′; Low: 65′


Alapaha Rise, above SW 68th Drive, Jasper, Hamilton County, FL (02315626)

Flood: ?; High: ?; Low: ?, not on the Alapaha River.
Data for this gage seems to have stopped at the end of November 2016.


Irwinville, Alapaha, Statenville composite graph

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Sources

300x670 Alapaha River, Lakeland, Lanier County, GA, Jennings, Hamilton County, FL, in Streamer, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 4 July 2014

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