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Calcasieu River near Oberlin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 2.61 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Highest Observation: 2.61 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.54 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.54 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.53 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.52 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.51 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.51 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.5 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.48 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.43 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.43 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.38 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.36 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.34 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.32 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.31 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.29 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.28 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.26 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.25 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.24 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.23 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.22 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.2 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.73 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.72 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.72 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 4:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 5:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 12:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:00AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 1.5 ft 1:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 7:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 7:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 7:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00PM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 7:00PM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00AM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00PM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00PM Oct 28, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00PM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00PM Oct 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 30, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 30, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesOBCL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:05AM Oct 25, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:35AM Oct 25)Latest observed value: 1.51 ft at 10:00 AM CDT 25-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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Upstream Gauge - near Oakdale Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Kinder
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:19
Moderate Flood Stage:15
Flood Stage:13
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 26.53 ft on 05/19/1953
(2) 24.70 ft on 07/02/1989
(3) 24.33 ft on 12/30/1982
(4) 23.07 ft on 02/14/1966
(5) 21.54 ft on 02/16/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.13 ft on 09/10/2009
(2) 1.17 ft on 11/03/2000
(3) 1.20 ft on 10/25/1988
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32 Water is at top of elevated mobile home along the river.
26.5 The river is at its flood of record. Widespread major to catastrophic flooding will occur.
26.4 FEMA flood insurance maps indicate that at 26.4 feet, if you are located in the 1% (100 year) flood plain your property is at a high risk for flooding. A 1 percent flood is a flood that has a one percent or greater chance of occurring in any given year.
26 Flooding begins to impact Highway 26 east of the bridge. Several homes near the river are subject to flooding.
19 Major flooding will occur. Secondary roads and homes near the river will be affected. Reeds Bridge Road begins to flood upstream of oberlin.
15 Moderate flooding will occur with several access roads to the river flooded.
13 Minor lowland flooding near the river will occur.
12 Water begins to overflow the banks on both sides of the river.
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Latitude: 30.639722° N, Longitude: 92.814444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 39.43 ft 52.43 ft 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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