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Mississippi River at Baton Rouge Stage (ft)Observed: 30.78 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.76 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.76 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.81 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.81 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.86 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.84 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.88 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.93 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.92 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.89 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.98 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 31.01 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 30.95 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 31.05 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.08 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.1 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.08 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.02 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.19 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.18 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.17 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.16 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.21 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.19 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.19 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.23 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.25 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.25 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.28 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.29 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.31 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.31 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.38 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.39 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.43 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.46 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.48 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 31.46 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.51 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.57 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.57 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.57 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.59 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.5 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.59 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.6 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.58 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.63 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.63 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.68 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.67 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.66 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.68 ft at 3:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.67 ft at 4:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.66 ft at 5:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.71 ft at 6:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.76 ft at 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.78 ft at 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.77 ft at 9:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.8 ft at 10:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.83 ft at 11:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 31.85 ft at 12:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 31.86 ft at 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 31.83 ft at 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 31.89 ft at 3:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 31.86 ft at 4:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 31.89 ft at 5:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 31.9 ft at 6:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 31.89 ft at 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Highest Observation: 31.91 ft at 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 32.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 32.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 32.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 32.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 32.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 32.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 32.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 32.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 32.4 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 32.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 32.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 32.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 32.4 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 32.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 32.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 32.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014BTRL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:04AM Apr 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:30PM Apr 19)Latest observed value: 31.91 ft at 8:00 AM CDT 20-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 35 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:40
Moderate Flood Stage:38
Flood Stage:35
Action Stage:30

Historical Crests
(1) 47.28 ft on 05/15/1927
(2) 45.18 ft on 04/29/1945
(3) 45.18 ft on 05/16/1922
(4) 45.01 ft on 05/18/2011
(5) 44.58 ft on 04/16/1945
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Low Water Records
(1) -0.07 ft on 11/14/1894
(2) 0.28 ft on 11/16/1895
(3) 0.38 ft on 01/09/1877
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47.28 THIS IS THE FLOOD OF RECORD ESTABLISHED ON MAY 15, 1927.
43 SHIPPING AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED. UNPROTECTED LOW-LYING AREAS WILL BE FLOODED AND AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS WILL BE IMPACTED ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RIVER. THE CITY OF BATON ROUGE IS PROTECTED BY LEVEES AT THIS LEVEL.
40 THE GROUNDS OF THE OLDER PART OF LOUSIANA STATE UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS BECOME SOGGY. THIS INCLUDES THE AREA AROUND THE VETERINARY MEDICINE BUILDING...THE VETERINARY MEDICINE ANNEX...THE STADIUM AND BALL FIELDS. THE CITY OF BATON ROUGE AND THE MAIN LSU CAMPUS ARE PROTECTED BY LEVEES AT THIS LEVEL.
38 RIVER TRAFFIC AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY ON THE RIVER SIDE OF THE LEVEES WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED. NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY REGULATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
36 RIVER TRAFFIC AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY ON THE RIVER SIDE OF THE LEVEES WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED. NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY REGULATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
35 RIVER ISLANDS FROM RED RIVER LANDING DOWNSTREAM TO BATON ROUGE WILL BE INUNDATED.
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Latitude: 30.429167° N, Longitude: 91.206944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 35 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 0 ft 35 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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