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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by tides.
Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.
Forecasts for the Tide Station near Sabine Pass are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(1) 14.31 ft on 09/13/2008
(2) 10.40 ft on 06/27/1957
(3) 9.80 ft on 09/24/2005
(4) 8.70 ft on 09/11/1961
(5) 6.40 ft on 06/26/1986
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
Currently none available.
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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WIDESPREAD FLOODING OCCURS. WATER LEVELS ARE NEAR THOSE REACHED DURING THE STORM SURGE FROM HURRICANE IKE IN 2008. MUCH OF THE AREA ACROSS SOUTHERN ORANGE COUNTY AND MUCH OF SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY OUTSIDE OF THE HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEE ARE FLOODED. MUCH OF HIGHWAY 73 BETWEEN PORT ARTHUR AND WINNIE IS IMPASSABLE. FLOODING OCCURS WELL INLAND ALONG TAYLOR AND HILLEBRANDT BAYOUS.
CATASTROPIC COASTAL AND INLAND FLOODING ACROSS EASTERN JEFFERSON AND ORANGE COUNTIES.
EXTENSIVE STREET FLOODING IN BRIDGE CITY.
EVERY ROAD IN SABINE PASS UNDER WATER...EXCEPT HIGHWAY 87 RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL. HIGHWAY 87 FLOODED SOUTH OF PORT ARTHUR TO SABINE PASS...AND NORTH OF PORT ARTHUR TO BRIDGE CITY. MANY LOCATIONS FURTHER INLAND ACROSS WESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY FLOOD.
ABOUT SIX INCHES OF WATER ACROSS HIGHWAY 87 BETWEEN SABINE PASS AND PORT ARTHUR...AND ALONG SEVERAL STREETS IN SABINE PASS.
SIDE ROADS OF HIGHWAYS 82 AND 87 NEAR SABINE PASS AND PORT ARTHUR HAVE MINOR FLOODING.
PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 87 BETWEEN HIGH ISLAND AND SABINE PASS FLOOD FROM TIDAL SURGE. A FEW ROADS IN SABINE AND SABINE PASS WILL HAVE BACKWATER FLOODING FROM THE SABINE RIVER.
SECTIONS OF HIGHWAY 87 BETWEEN PORT ARTHUR AND SABINE PASS WILL HAVE WATER APPROACHING THE ROAD.
About This Location
Latitude: 29.728333° N, Longitude: 93.870000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
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Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Mean Lower Low Water
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