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Tide Station (LCH) at Fresh Water Canal Locks Stage (ft)NOAA/NOS/CO-OPSFRWL1(plotting HMIRP) Graph Created (6:38AM Nov 22, 2017)Flood Stage is 4 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by ocean tides.

Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Tide Station (LCH) at Fresh Water Canal Locks. Only observed stages are available for this point.

Vertical Datum references a tidal datum...for more information see Tides and Currents .

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 6
Moderate Flood Stage: 5
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 3.21
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.16 ft on 09/12/2008
(2) 6.57 ft on 10/22/2009
(3) 5.92 ft on 11/23/2014
(4) 5.21 ft on 10/30/2009
(5) 5.11 ft on 10/23/2009
(6) 5.09 ft on 08/05/2008
(7) 4.96 ft on 12/23/2014
(8) 4.92 ft on 10/22/2009
(9) 4.84 ft on 03/07/2008
(10) 4.83 ft on 03/07/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.96 ft on 12/23/2014
(2) 5.92 ft on 11/23/2014
(3) 4.75 ft on 11/09/2009
(4) 4.76 ft on 11/01/2009
(5) 5.21 ft on 10/30/2009
(6) 5.11 ft on 10/23/2009
(7) 6.57 ft on 10/22/2009
(8) 4.92 ft on 10/22/2009
(9) 4.47 ft on 10/22/2009
(10) 4.37 ft on 10/21/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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Latitude: 29.555000° N, Longitude: 92.304722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 4 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -0.78 3.22 ft 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 -1.26 2.74 ft Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available 4.00 ft Mean Lower Low Water
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The forecasts provided for Fresh Water Canal Locks are model generated and should not be used for high river flows or extreme events, such as tropical cyclones.
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