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Buffalo Bayou at Shepherd Drive Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.13 ft at 9:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 1.92 ft at 11:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 1.88 ft at 11:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 1.84 ft at 11:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.78 ft at 12:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.75 ft at 12:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.62 ft at 2:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.59 ft at 2:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.78 ft at 5:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.84 ft at 5:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.14 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.22 ft at 7:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 7:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.44 ft at 8:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.48 ft at 8:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.51 ft at 8:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.54 ft at 9:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.57 ft at 10:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.54 ft at 11:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.5 ft at 11:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.44 ft at 11:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.41 ft at 12:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.41 ft at 12:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.37 ft at 12:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 1:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 1:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.25 ft at 1:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.22 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.18 ft at 2:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.08 ft at 2:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.07 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.06 ft at 3:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.04 ft at 3:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.06 ft at 3:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.14 ft at 4:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.18 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.25 ft at 5:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.51 ft at 6:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.75 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.75 ft at 7:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.59 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.52 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.43 ft at 12:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.35 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.24 ft at 1:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.19 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.16 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.9 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.89 ft at 4:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.88 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.9 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.21 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.37 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.4 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.51 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.58 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.74 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.69 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.66 ft at 9:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.58 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.56 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.53 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.5 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.46 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.43 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.4 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.38 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.25 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.2 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.84 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.77 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.74 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.78 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.86 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.13 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.2 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.19 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.26 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.37 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.59 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.73 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.79 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.83 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.71 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.61 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.57 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.54 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.44 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.22 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.18 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.15 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.06 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.18 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.24 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.42 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.53 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.57 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.59 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.72 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.98 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 3.07 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2017Highest Observation: 3.08 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 3.06 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.51 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.46 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.45 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.41 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.24 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.19 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.07 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.03 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.04 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.22 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.26 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.68 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBBST2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:20PM Oct 19, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.82 ft at 7:30 PM CDT 19-Oct-2017. Flood Stage is 28 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Buffalo Bayou at Shepherd Drive are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 29.5
Flood Stage: 28
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 49.00 ft on 12/09/1935
(2) 43.50 ft on 05/31/1929
(3) 40.20 ft on 06/09/2001
(4) 38.79 ft on 08/28/2017
(5) 36.46 ft on 09/11/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.79 ft on 08/28/2017
(2) 31.70 ft on 04/18/2016
(3) 33.77 ft on 05/26/2015
(4) 32.42 ft on 09/13/2008
(5) 27.57 ft on 10/16/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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32 At levels above 32 feet major flooding begins as portions of Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive are under 1 to 2 feet of water and homes upstream of the gage begin flooding.
29.5 At levels above 29.5 feet moderate lowland flooding begins Memorial Drive between Sandman Streeet and Waugh Drive becomes inundated.
28.7 At levels above 28.7 feet Allen Parkway east of Montrose Boulevard and Memorial Drive east of Waugh Drive flood.
28 At levels above 28 feet minor lowland flooding begins as water spills out of main channel and floods the lowest levels of apartments near the gage.
17 At levels abve 17 feet hike and bike trails within the channel become inundated.
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Latitude: 29.760000° N, Longitude: 95.408333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 28 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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