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Amite River at Bayou Manchac Point Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00PM Nov 28, 2014Forecast: 0.9 ft 6:00PM Nov 28, 2014Forecast: 0.8 ft 12:00AM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 0.7 ft 6:00AM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 12:00PM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 6:00PM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 1 ft 12:00AM Nov 30, 2014Forecast: 0.8 ft 6:00AM Nov 30, 2014Forecast: 1.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 30, 2014Forecast: 1.7 ft 6:00PM Nov 30, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 12:00AM Dec 01, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 6:00AM Dec 01, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 12:00PM Dec 01, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 01, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 12:00AM Dec 02, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 6:00AM Dec 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 12:00PM Dec 02, 2014BYML1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (8:20AM Nov 28, 2014)Forecast (issued 1:49PM Nov 27)Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Amite River at Bayou Manchac Point are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 18.85 ft on 04/08/1983
(2) 17.50 ft on 06/10/2001
(3) 17.38 ft on 04/23/1977
(4) 16.70 ft on 01/23/1993
(5) 15.94 ft on 04/25/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.50 ft on 06/10/2001
(2) 8.70 ft on 03/07/2001
(3) 5.40 ft on 11/21/2000
(4) 13.50 ft on 01/10/1998
(5) 13.30 ft on 04/30/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.10 ft on 02/19/1996
(2) 0.30 ft on 04/02/1993
(3) 0.40 ft on 07/07/1992
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16 Homes along Highland Road and Burbank Drive will be flooded. Both streets will be impassable. Major roads will be impassable. Access to property along the river is cut off. Homes along Kendalwood Road that are not elevated will be flooded. Extensive backwater flooding will occur along Bayou Fountain and Bayou Manchac.
15 Major roads will be impassable. Access to property along the river is cut off. Homes along Kendalwood Road that are not elevated will be flooded. Extensive backwater flooding will occur along Bayou Fountain and Bayou Manchac.
14 Backwater flooding along Bayou Manchac and Bayou Fountain will flood Highland Road and Burbank Drive in places. Many homes will be threatened along the bayous from their Amite River outlets upstream to the LSU campus. Kendalwood Road and adjacent property will be inundated. Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will remain impassable.
12 Kendalwood Road and adjacent property will be inundated. Backwater may flood Bayou Fountain and flood some homes on Burbank Drive. Most secondary roads will be moderately flooded. Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will be impassable. A few homes on Horseshoe Drive will flood.
10 Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will be impassable. A few homes on Horseshoe Drive will flood. Water will be approaching Kendalwood Road and access to property will be threatened.
9 The river will begin to flood property along Bayou Manchac and the Amite River. Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will be flooded.
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Latitude: 30.347778° N, Longitude: 90.896944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.01 ft 9.01 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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