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Calcasieu River near Oberlin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 6.56 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 6.58 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 10:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 6.64 ft at 11:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 6.66 ft at 12:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.66 ft at 1:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.69 ft at 2:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.71 ft at 3:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.74 ft at 4:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.74 ft at 5:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.76 ft at 6:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.79 ft at 8:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 9:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.81 ft at 10:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 11:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.84 ft at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.87 ft at 2:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 3:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.9 ft at 4:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 6:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.95 ft at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 6.98 ft at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 7 ft at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 7.06 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 7.07 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.1 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.12 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2014Highest Observation: 7.13 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2014Highest Observation: 7.13 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2014Highest Observation: 7.13 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.12 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.12 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.12 ft at 9:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.11 ft at 10:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.08 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.08 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.05 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.04 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.03 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.03 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 7 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 6.98 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.9 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.89 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.89 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.86 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.84 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.81 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.77 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.76 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 6.73 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.68 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.63 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.56 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.53 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.49 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 6.01 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.45 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.43 ft at 4:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 5.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 5.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 5.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 5.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 5.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 6.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 6.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 6.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 6.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 6.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 6.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 7 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 7.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 7.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 7.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 7 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 6.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 6.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesOBCL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:05PM Apr 19, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:40AM Apr 19)Latest observed value: 5.43 ft at 4:00 PM CDT 19-Apr-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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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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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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