Vital River Elevations for Flood-Prone Cities

Knowing river elevations and crests during floods can be crucial for anyone living near or navigating the Tennessee River or its tributaries. Below are observed and predicted midnight elevations at selected riverside cities for today and the next three days:

City Latest Observed Elevation* Predicted Elevations*
  11/17/2019 11/18/2019 11/19/2019 11/20/2019
Knoxville 810.20 810.20 809.93 809.76
Kingston 738.45 738.31 738.14 738.03
Chattanooga 634.07 633.78 634.79 635.18
South Pittsburg 596.16 596.10 596.05 596.04
Scottsboro 593.94 593.97 593.81 593.79
Whitesburg 553.87 554.42 554.00 553.22
Decatur 553.00 552.97 552.80 552.46
Florence 409.30 409.73 409.64 409.52
Savannah 356.56 357.06 357.14 357.16
Perryville 354.70 354.72 354.72 354.74
Johnsonville 354.30 354.30 354.28 354.29

These elevations are updated daily and are reported in feet above mean sea level.

If you need additional flood stage or crest information for your area, or if it's not listed here, please call the TVA River Forecast Center at (865) 632-6065.

During Floods—What You Should Do

If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, always stay tuned to your local news and weather channels for the latest information. During a flood, if the waterway in your area is expected to rise significantly, your local emergency management agency and local media will broadcast any notifications.

If you have an emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency management agency.

The U. S. Coast Guard is the governing authority to halt navigation along any waterway.

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