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Calcasieu River near Oberlin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1.33 ft at 7:00PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 1.33 ft at 8:00PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 1.33 ft at 9:00PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 1.32 ft at 10:00PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:00PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 1.31 ft at 12:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.31 ft at 1:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.31 ft at 2:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.3 ft at 3:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.29 ft at 4:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.28 ft at 5:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.28 ft at 6:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.25 ft at 10:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.24 ft at 11:00AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.23 ft at 12:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.19 ft at 5:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 7:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 8:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 9:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 10:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.17 ft at 11:00PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 1.17 ft at 12:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.17 ft at 1:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.15 ft at 7:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.15 ft at 8:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.15 ft at 9:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.14 ft at 11:00AM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.13 ft at 12:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.13 ft at 1:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.13 ft at 2:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.14 ft at 3:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.13 ft at 4:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.13 ft at 5:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.13 ft at 6:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 7:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 8:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 10:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 11:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 12:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 1:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 2:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 3:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 4:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 5:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 9:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 10:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 11:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 12:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 1:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 2:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 3:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 4:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 5:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 6:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.06 ft at 7:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.08 ft at 8:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 9:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 10:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 11:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 12:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 1:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 2:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 3:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 4:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 5:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 6:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 7:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 8:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 9:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 10:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 11:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 12:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 1:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 2:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 3:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 4:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 5:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 6:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 7:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.13 ft at 10:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.14 ft at 11:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.17 ft at 1:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 2:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.19 ft at 3:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.19 ft at 1:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.19 ft at 2:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 3:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.17 ft at 4:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:00PM Aug 27, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 7:00PM Aug 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 1.4 ft 7:00AM Aug 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00PM Aug 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 1.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 28, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00AM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 7:00AM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00AM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 7:00AM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 7:00PM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 1:00AM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 1:00AM Sep 01, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 7:00AM Sep 01, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesOBCL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:05PM Aug 27, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:22AM Aug 27)Latest observed value: 1.16 ft at 5:00 PM CDT 27-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Calcasieu River near Oberlin are issued routinely year-round.
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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 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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