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Bayou Nezpique at Basile Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 17.66 ft at 7:30PM May 01, 2016Observed: 17.72 ft at 8:00PM May 01, 2016Observed: 17.78 ft at 8:30PM May 01, 2016Observed: 17.83 ft at 9:00PM May 01, 2016Observed: 17.9 ft at 9:30PM May 01, 2016Observed: 17.95 ft at 10:00PM May 01, 2016Observed: 18.01 ft at 10:30PM May 01, 2016Observed: 18.07 ft at 11:00PM May 01, 2016Observed: 18.13 ft at 11:30PM May 01, 2016Observed: 18.18 ft at 12:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.24 ft at 12:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.3 ft at 1:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.36 ft at 1:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.41 ft at 2:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.47 ft at 2:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.53 ft at 3:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.58 ft at 3:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.63 ft at 4:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.7 ft at 4:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.75 ft at 5:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.8 ft at 5:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.86 ft at 6:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.91 ft at 6:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 18.96 ft at 7:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.02 ft at 7:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.07 ft at 8:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.12 ft at 8:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.17 ft at 9:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.22 ft at 9:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.27 ft at 10:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.33 ft at 10:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.37 ft at 11:00AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.42 ft at 11:30AM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.47 ft at 12:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.51 ft at 12:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.56 ft at 1:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.61 ft at 1:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.66 ft at 2:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.71 ft at 2:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.74 ft at 3:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.81 ft at 3:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.84 ft at 4:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.89 ft at 4:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.94 ft at 5:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 19.98 ft at 5:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.02 ft at 6:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.06 ft at 6:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.1 ft at 7:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.14 ft at 7:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.18 ft at 8:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.22 ft at 8:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.26 ft at 9:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.3 ft at 9:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.33 ft at 10:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.36 ft at 10:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.38 ft at 11:00PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.41 ft at 11:30PM May 02, 2016Observed: 20.42 ft at 12:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.44 ft at 12:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.55 ft at 1:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.58 ft at 1:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.62 ft at 2:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.65 ft at 2:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.68 ft at 3:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.71 ft at 3:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.74 ft at 4:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.77 ft at 4:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.79 ft at 5:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.83 ft at 5:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.86 ft at 6:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.89 ft at 6:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.91 ft at 7:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.94 ft at 7:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.96 ft at 8:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 20.99 ft at 8:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.01 ft at 9:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.03 ft at 9:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.06 ft at 10:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.08 ft at 10:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.1 ft at 11:00AM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.12 ft at 11:30AM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.14 ft at 12:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.16 ft at 12:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.17 ft at 1:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.19 ft at 1:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.21 ft at 2:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.22 ft at 2:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.24 ft at 3:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.25 ft at 3:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.26 ft at 4:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.28 ft at 4:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.29 ft at 5:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.3 ft at 5:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.3 ft at 6:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.31 ft at 6:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.32 ft at 7:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.33 ft at 7:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.34 ft at 8:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.34 ft at 8:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.35 ft at 9:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.38 ft at 9:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.38 ft at 10:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.39 ft at 10:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.4 ft at 11:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.4 ft at 11:30PM May 03, 2016Observed: 21.41 ft at 12:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.42 ft at 12:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.42 ft at 1:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.42 ft at 1:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 2:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 2:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 3:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 3:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 4:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 4:30AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 5:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 5:30AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 6:00AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 6:30AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 7:00AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 7:30AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 8:00AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 8:30AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 9:00AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 9:30AM May 04, 2016Highest Observation: 21.45 ft at 10:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 10:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 11:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 11:30AM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 12:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.44 ft at 12:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 1:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 1:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 2:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 2:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 3:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.43 ft at 3:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.42 ft at 4:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.41 ft at 4:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.4 ft at 5:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.4 ft at 5:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.38 ft at 6:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.38 ft at 6:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.37 ft at 7:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.36 ft at 7:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.35 ft at 8:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.3 ft at 8:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.29 ft at 9:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.28 ft at 9:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.27 ft at 10:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.26 ft at 10:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.25 ft at 11:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.23 ft at 11:30PM May 04, 2016Observed: 21.23 ft at 12:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.22 ft at 12:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.21 ft at 1:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.2 ft at 1:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.19 ft at 2:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.18 ft at 2:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.16 ft at 3:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.15 ft at 3:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.14 ft at 4:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.13 ft at 4:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.11 ft at 5:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.1 ft at 5:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.1 ft at 6:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.07 ft at 6:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.06 ft at 7:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.06 ft at 7:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.04 ft at 8:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.03 ft at 8:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.02 ft at 9:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.02 ft at 9:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21.01 ft at 10:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21 ft at 10:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 21 ft at 11:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.99 ft at 11:30AM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.99 ft at 12:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.98 ft at 12:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.96 ft at 1:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.95 ft at 1:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.93 ft at 2:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.93 ft at 2:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.9 ft at 3:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.89 ft at 3:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.88 ft at 4:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.87 ft at 4:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.86 ft at 5:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.85 ft at 5:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.83 ft at 6:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.82 ft at 6:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.81 ft at 7:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.81 ft at 7:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.8 ft at 8:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.78 ft at 8:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.71 ft at 9:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.7 ft at 9:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.65 ft at 10:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.63 ft at 10:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.62 ft at 11:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.6 ft at 11:30PM May 05, 2016Observed: 20.59 ft at 12:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.58 ft at 12:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.56 ft at 1:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.54 ft at 1:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.54 ft at 2:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.51 ft at 2:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.5 ft at 3:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.49 ft at 3:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.48 ft at 4:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.46 ft at 4:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.44 ft at 5:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.43 ft at 5:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.42 ft at 6:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.4 ft at 6:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.38 ft at 7:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.37 ft at 7:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.36 ft at 8:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.34 ft at 8:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.33 ft at 9:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.31 ft at 9:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.3 ft at 10:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.3 ft at 10:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.29 ft at 11:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.29 ft at 11:30AM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.29 ft at 12:00PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.27 ft at 12:30PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.26 ft at 1:00PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.23 ft at 1:30PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.22 ft at 2:00PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.21 ft at 2:30PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.2 ft at 3:00PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.18 ft at 3:30PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.17 ft at 4:00PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.15 ft at 4:30PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.12 ft at 5:00PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.11 ft at 5:30PM May 06, 2016Observed: 20.05 ft at 6:00PM May 06, 2016Highest Forecast: 19.9 ft 1:00AM May 07, 2016Forecast: 19.7 ft 7:00AM May 07, 2016Forecast: 19.4 ft 1:00PM May 07, 2016Forecast: 19.1 ft 7:00PM May 07, 2016Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00AM May 08, 2016Forecast: 18.6 ft 7:00AM May 08, 2016Forecast: 18.3 ft 1:00PM May 08, 2016Forecast: 18 ft 7:00PM May 08, 2016Forecast: 17.8 ft 1:00AM May 09, 2016Forecast: 17.5 ft 7:00AM May 09, 2016Forecast: 17.2 ft 1:00PM May 09, 2016Forecast: 16.9 ft 7:00PM May 09, 2016Forecast: 16.7 ft 1:00AM May 10, 2016Forecast: 16.4 ft 7:00AM May 10, 2016Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00PM May 10, 2016Forecast: 15.8 ft 7:00PM May 10, 2016Forecast: 15.5 ft 1:00AM May 11, 2016Forecast: 15.2 ft 7:00AM May 11, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBSLL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:12PM May 6, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 8:53AM May 6)Latest observed value: 20.05 ft at 6:00 PM CDT 6-May-2016. Flood Stage is 22 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Bayou Nezpique at Basile are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 34.39 ft on 05/20/1953
(2) 31.74 ft on 02/07/1955
(3) 31.08 ft on 08/11/1940
(4) 30.65 ft on 11/01/1985
(5) 29.59 ft on 04/14/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.06 ft on 01/13/2013
(2) 23.03 ft on 02/06/2012
(3) 22.22 ft on 04/21/2009
(4) 24.76 ft on 10/29/2006
(5) 24.01 ft on 11/05/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.98 ft on 10/19/1988
(2) 1.00 ft on 06/28/1948
(3) 1.08 ft on 10/21/1973
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34.5 River at its flood of record.
28 Major flood threat downstream including residential flooding near jennings, mermentau, silverwood, and lake arthur.
25.5 Moderate flood threat downstream including a few residences near jennings, mermentau and silverwood. Operations at silverwood shipyard could be affect. Several roads in the area become flooded, including la 97 north of jennings floods, which is subject to being closed.
24 Moderate flood threat downstream including a few residences near jennings, mermentau, and silverwood. Operations at silverwood shipyard could be affected.
22 Minor agricultural flood damage will occur.
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Latitude: 30.480556° N, Longitude: 92.631667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 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 3.58 25.58 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
Other Not Available Not Available  

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