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Calcasieu River near Old Town Bay Stage (ft)Observed: 3.2 ft at 5:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 5:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 3.2 ft at 5:00AM Nov 23, 2014Highest Observation: 4 ft at 7:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 5:00AM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 12:00PM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 6:00PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.5 ft 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.5 ft 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 12:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 12:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 4.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 4 ft 12:00PM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 6:00PM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 12:00AM Nov 28, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 6:00AM Nov 28, 2014Forecast: 3.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 28, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 6:00PM Nov 28, 2014OTBL1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:50AM Nov 24, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:04PM Nov 23)Latest observed value: 3.9 ft at 5:00 AM CST 24-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 4 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 near Old Town Bay are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 6
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 16.10 ft on 05/21/1953
(2) 13.90 ft on 07/02/1989
(3) 12.50 ft on 08/10/1940
(4) 11.50 ft on 11/08/2002
(5) 11.20 ft on 09/13/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.90 ft on 08/30/2014
(2) 4.80 ft on 06/28/2014
(3) 4.00 ft on 05/29/2014
(4) 4.00 ft on 11/06/2013
(5) 5.50 ft on 09/21/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 03/13/1993
(2) 1.20 ft on 11/11/1983
(3) 1.30 ft on 05/05/1992
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16.1 The river is at its flood of record. Widespread catastrophic flooding will occur.
13.9 Water levels are near those reached during Tropical Storm Allison in 1989. This is the second highest stage on record. Many Road and homes are inundated.
11.5 Water levels are near those reached in november 2002, which is the fourth highest crest on record. Numerous roads, homes and camps near the river are flooded.
11.2 Major flooding can be expected. Water levels are near those reached during the storm surge of Hurricane Ike in 2008. Numerous roads, homes and camps near the river are flooded.
10 Water completely covers Goos Ferry Road all the way to the River Road entrance. Flood water enters lower levels of some elevated homes on Goos Ferry Road. Flooding of White Oak Park occurs.
8 Extensive flooding with water in several homes and camps.
7 Lower end of Pickrel Lane near the river begins to flood. Goos Ferry Road is impassable.
6 Goos Ferry Road becomes impassable.
5 Water over lowest portions of Goos Ferry Road. Cars should be moved to higher ground.
4 Minor flooding of Goos Ferry Road will occur.
3.5 Ponding of water on low spots along Goos Ferry Road will occur.
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Latitude: 30.290278° N, Longitude: 93.144722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 4 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
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Elevation information source
NAVD88 -2.1 ft 1.9 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 -2.3 ft 1.7 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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