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Calcasieu River at Sam Houston Jones State Park Stage (ft)Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:00AM Aug 17, 2014Highest Observation: 1.8 ft at 7:00AM Aug 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.8 ft at 7:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:30AM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.3 ft 7:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 2.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.3 ft 7:00AM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 1:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 2.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 2.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00AM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 2.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 7:00PM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 1.5 ft 1:00AM Aug 26, 2014Forecast: 1.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 26, 2014LCRL1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:49AM Aug 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:43AM Aug 21)Latest observed value: 1.7 ft at 7:30 AM CDT 20-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 5 ft
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NOTE: Gauge readings received once daily during low-water and more frequently during high water.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Calcasieu River at Sam Houston Jones State Park are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:10
Moderate Flood Stage:8
Flood Stage:5
Action Stage:3

Historical Crests
(1) 14.40 ft on 12/29/1982
(2) 12.75 ft on 05/22/1953
(3) 11.82 ft on 05/18/1980
(4) 11.07 ft on 07/02/1989
(5) 10.90 ft on 10/28/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.13 ft on 01/13/1964
(2) -1.00 ft on 03/13/1993
(3) -0.65 ft on 01/10/1977
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14.4 THE RIVER IS AT ITS FLOOD OF RECORD. CATASTROPHIC FLOODING WILL OCCUR.
12.8 WIDESPREAD MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING. WATER LEVELS ARE NEAR THE 2ND HIGHEST STAGE ON RECORD.
11.5 MAJOR FLOODING OCCURS BOTH UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK WITH NUMEROUS HOMES AND CAMPS UNDER WATER. MANY ROADS BECOME IMPASSABLE.
11 MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING. WATER LEVELS ARE NEAR THOSE REACHED DURING THE FLOOD OF JULY 1989. EXTENSIVE FLOODING OF SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK. WATER IS IN SOME HOMES IN THE CYPRESS LAKE AND INDIAN LAKE SUBDIVISIONS UPSTREAM OF THE PARK. SOUTH PERKINS FERRY ROAD IS IMPASSABLE AND MANY HOMES ALONG THE ROADARE FLOODED.
10.5 MAJOR FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED. WATER LEVELS ARE NEAR THOSE REACHED DURING THE STORM SURGE OF HURRICANE IKE IN 2008. CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE AND SOUTH PERKINS FERRY ROAD ARE IMPASSABLE AND WATER GETS INTO SEVERAL HOMES. WATER CROSSES HIGHWAY 378 NEAR SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK ABOUT TWO FEET IN DEPTH.
8.5 WATER LEVELS ARE NEAR THOSE REACHED DURING THE STORM SURGE FROM HURRICANE RITA IN 2005. CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE IS IMPASSABLE AND WATER IS UP TO A FEW HOMES ALONG THE ROAD. PORTIONS OF SAM HOUSTON PARK ARE UNDER WATER.
8 UPSTREAM FROM SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK, WATER ACROSS LOW SPOTS OF CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE.
6.5 PORTIONS OF SOUTH PERKINS FERRY ROAD BECOME IMPASSABLE. RECREATIONAL AREAS IN SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK ARE UNDER WATER, INCLUDING THE PLAYGROUND AND CAMPSITES NEAREST THE RIVER.
5 LOW SPOTS ON SOUTH PERKINS FERRY ROAD HAVE WATER ON IT. WATER IS OVER SOME BOAT DOCKS ON SOUTH PERKINS FERRY ROAD AND OVER BOAT RAMPS AT SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK. EXTENSIVE MARSHLAND FLOODING WILL OCCUR UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE PARK.
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Latitude: 30.294167° N, Longitude: 93.262778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 -0.98 ft 4.02 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 -1.23 ft 3.77 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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