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Calcasieu River near Kinder Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 9.87 ft at 5:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.86 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.85 ft at 6:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.84 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.82 ft at 7:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.8 ft at 8:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.8 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.78 ft at 9:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.77 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.76 ft at 10:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.74 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.73 ft at 11:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.71 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.71 ft at 12:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.7 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.68 ft at 1:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.67 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.66 ft at 2:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.65 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.63 ft at 3:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.62 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.61 ft at 4:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.59 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.58 ft at 5:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.57 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.56 ft at 6:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.54 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.53 ft at 7:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.51 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.5 ft at 8:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.47 ft at 9:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.46 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.44 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.42 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.41 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.38 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.37 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.35 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.33 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.32 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.3 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.28 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.27 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.25 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.23 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.21 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.19 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.17 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.15 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.13 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.11 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.09 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.07 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.05 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.03 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.98 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.96 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.94 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.91 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.88 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.85 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.66 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.61 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.59 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.55 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.52 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.48 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.44 ft at 7:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.37 ft at 8:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.34 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.29 ft at 9:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.22 ft at 10:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.17 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.14 ft at 11:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 8.1 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 8.06 ft at 12:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 8.02 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.94 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.9 ft at 2:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.86 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.82 ft at 3:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.77 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.74 ft at 4:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.7 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.65 ft at 5:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.61 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.57 ft at 6:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.53 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.49 ft at 7:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.45 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.42 ft at 8:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.39 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.35 ft at 9:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.32 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 10:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 11:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 12:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.14 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.11 ft at 1:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.08 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.05 ft at 2:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 3:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 3:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 4:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 4:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 5:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 5:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.85 ft at 6:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.83 ft at 6:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.8 ft at 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.75 ft at 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.73 ft at 8:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.71 ft at 9:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.69 ft at 9:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.67 ft at 10:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.65 ft at 10:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.63 ft at 11:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 11:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 6.59 ft at 12:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.57 ft at 12:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.52 ft at 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 3:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.46 ft at 3:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 4:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.43 ft at 4:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.41 ft at 5:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 5:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 6:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.37 ft at 6:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 7:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 9:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 9:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 10:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 10:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 11:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 12:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 12:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 1:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 3:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 3:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 4:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 4:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 5:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 5:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 6:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 7:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 8:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 8:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 9:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 11:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 11:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 12:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 1:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 2:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 2:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 4:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 6 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 6.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 6.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 6.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 6.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 6.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 7 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 7.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 7.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 7.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 7.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 7 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 6.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesKDRL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:04AM Apr 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:51AM Apr 20)Latest observed value: 6.09 ft at 4:00 AM CDT 21-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Calcasieu River near Kinder are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:23
Moderate Flood Stage:20
Flood Stage:16
Action Stage:13.5

Historical Crests
(1) 32.00 ft on 05/19/1953
(2) 26.28 ft on 07/02/1989
(3) 26.22 ft on 12/29/1982
(4) 24.70 ft on 08/11/1940
(5) 24.29 ft on 11/07/2002
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Low Water Records
(1) 1.06 ft on 10/04/2000
(2) 1.27 ft on 09/08/2009
(3) 1.29 ft on 08/02/2008
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32 THE RIVER AT ITS FLOOD OF RECORD. WIDESPREAD CATASTRPOHIC FLOOD DAMAGE WILL OCCUR. MANY COMMUNITIES ALONG AND AT SOME DISTANCE FROM THE RIVER BECOME FLOODED. THESE COMMUNITIES INCLUDE KINDER...INDIAN VILLAGE...BULLER AND HECKER. PORTIONS OF U.S. HIGHWAY 165 MAY ALSO FLOOD.
29 FLOOD WATERS REACH THE TOP OF THE RAIL ON THE RAILROAD BRIDGE DOWNSTREAM FROM THE HWY 190 BRIDGE. FLOODING OF THE BRIDGE APPROACHES ON HWY 190.
27.9 AT 27.9 FEET...IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE 1% (100 YEAR) FLOOD PLAIN YOUR PROPERTY WILL LIKELY BE FLOODED. A 1 PERCENT FLOOD IS A FLOOD THAT HAS A ONE PERCENT OR GREATER CHANCE OF OCCURRING IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.
24 THREE FEET OF WATER IS OVER THE CALCASIEU RIVER BRIDGE ON OLD PUMP ROAD. SOME HOMES ALONG OLD PUMP ROAD ARE FLOODED. HOMES NEAR PHILLIPS BLUFF...LORMAND BLUFF...AND INDIAN VILLAGE BEGIN TO FLOOD.
23 WATER IS OVER NUMEROUS ROADS ALONG THE RIVER. SEVERAL STRUCTURES ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING IN THE NEVILS BLUFF COMMUNITY. SOME OF THE ROADS THAT ARE OR MAY BE FLOODED INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...HECKER ROAD FROM THE JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH LINE TO HECKER IN SEVERAL PLACES. AMOS BLUFF...OLD FERRY...OLD PUMP...KINDER CEMETARY...GREEN OAKS...FOSSET AND LYLES ROADS.
21.5 TWO FEET OF WATER OVER OLD PUMP ROAD AND KINDER CEMETERY ROAD. THE OLD PUMP ROAD BRIDGE OVER THE CALCASIEU RIVER BEGINS TO FLOOD.
19.5 LOWLAND SECTIONS OF OLD PUMP ROAD...KINDER CEMETERY ROAD...AND NEVILS BLUFF ROAD BEGIN TO FLOOD.
18 IF GAGE READING AT KINDER REACHES 18 FEET...FLOODING BEGINS TO CUT OFF SOME OF THE ROADS AROUND TOPSY IN NORTHWEST JEFF DAVIS PARISH.
16 FLOODING OF WOODED AREAS NEAR THE RIVER WILL OCCUR.
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Latitude: 30.502500° N, Longitude: 92.915556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 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 11.95 ft 27.95 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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