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Red River at Alexandria Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 21.22 ft at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 21.16 ft at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 21.15 ft at 9:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 21.14 ft at 10:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 21.1 ft at 11:00PM Apr 12, 2014Observed: 21.07 ft at 12:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.06 ft at 1:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 2:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.07 ft at 3:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.12 ft at 4:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.08 ft at 5:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.08 ft at 6:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.16 ft at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.16 ft at 8:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.2 ft at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.24 ft at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.26 ft at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2014Highest Observation: 21.75 ft at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 3:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 4:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.37 ft at 5:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 6:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.68 ft at 9:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.51 ft at 10:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 11:00PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 21.51 ft at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.54 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.54 ft at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.41 ft at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.43 ft at 6:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.15 ft at 8:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.13 ft at 9:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.11 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.09 ft at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.07 ft at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.07 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.11 ft at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.19 ft at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 10:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 11:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 12:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 1:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 2:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 3:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.31 ft at 4:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 5:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 6:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.26 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.14 ft at 8:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.14 ft at 9:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.1 ft at 10:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 11:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.1 ft at 12:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.13 ft at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.16 ft at 2:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 3:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 4:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 5:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 6:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.15 ft at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.17 ft at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.13 ft at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.11 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.09 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.98 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.94 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.9 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.87 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.81 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.87 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.9 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.91 ft at 9:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.92 ft at 10:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.96 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.98 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.02 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.1 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.03 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.02 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 20.97 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.04 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.03 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.04 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.02 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.03 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.02 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.02 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.02 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.08 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 20.99 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.01 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.03 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.05 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 21.09 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Forecast: 21.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Forecast: 21.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 21.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 21.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 21.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 21.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 21.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 21.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 21.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 21.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 21.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014US Army Corps of EngineersAEXL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:04PM Apr 17, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:12AM Apr 17)Latest observed value: 21.09 ft at 4:00 PM CDT 17-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 32 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:40
Moderate Flood Stage:36
Flood Stage:32
Action Stage:28

Historical Crests
(1) 45.23 ft on 04/17/1945
(2) 43.65 ft on 02/05/1932
(3) 42.35 ft on 05/08/1927
(4) 42.05 ft on 05/19/1953
(5) 41.84 ft on 07/06/1908
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Low Water Records
(1) -3.90 ft on 10/13/1985
(2) -3.70 ft on 09/29/1981
(3) -3.30 ft on 09/25/1996
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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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45.23 THE RIVER IS AT ITS FLOOD OF RECORD. CATASTROPHIC FLOOD DAMAGE WILL OCCUR.
44 APPROXIMATE TOP OF LEVEES IN ALEXANDRIA. WATER REACHES LOW POINT OF STEEL ON US 167 BRIDGE. WIDESPREAD MAJOR RIVER AND BACKWATER FLOODING OCCURS.
40 EXTENSIVE BACKWATER FLOODING OCCURS NEAR THE CONFLUENCE OF THE CANE RIVER.
37.5 WATER REACHES TOP OF THE RAILS OF THE TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD BRIDGE AT BOYCE. CONSIDERABLE BACKWATER FLOODING WILL OCCUR.
35 CONSIDERABLE OVERFLOW BELOW ALEXANDRIA TO THE CONFLUENCE WITH THE BLACK RIVER OCCURS. BACKWATER FLOODING BEGINS ALONG INFLOW BAYOUS.
32 FLOODING OF LOWLAND AREAS NEAR THE RIVER OCCURS AND RECREATIONAL BOATING IS AFFECTED.
28 OVERFLOW OCCURS ON FLOODWAY SIDE OF LEVEE FROM GAUGE TO ACME. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO HIGH RIVER FLOWS.
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Latitude: 31.308889° N, Longitude: 92.439167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 32 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 44.30 ft 76.30 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 44.26 ft 76.26 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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