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Neches River near Alto Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 17 ft at 7:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 16.9 ft at 7:00AM Mar 28, 2015Observed: 16.7 ft at 7:00AM Mar 29, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.6 ft 1:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 16.5 ft 7:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 16.4 ft 1:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 16.4 ft 7:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00AM Mar 31, 2015Forecast: 16.2 ft 7:00AM Mar 31, 2015Forecast: 16.2 ft 1:00PM Mar 31, 2015Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00PM Mar 31, 2015Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 16 ft 7:00AM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 16 ft 1:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 15.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 15.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 15.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 15.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 15.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 15.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 15.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 15.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 03, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesATOT2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:48AM Mar 30, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 7:45PM Mar 29)Latest observed value: 16.7 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 29-Mar-2015. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Neches River near Alto are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 28.20 ft on 05/01/1884
(2) 26.82 ft on 04/04/1945
(3) 24.46 ft on 05/07/1944
(4) 24.20 ft on 05/01/1935
(5) 23.44 ft on 04/30/1966
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.80 ft on 11/01/2013
(2) 16.50 ft on 03/24/2012
(3) 16.50 ft on 03/12/2012
(4) 17.00 ft on 06/20/2010
(5) 17.00 ft on 02/16/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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23 Severe flooding of several barns, farm buildings and recreational areas will continue for the next several days. In addition, state highway 21 will be closed by high water.
21 Fishing cabins near the river face flooding.
20 Lowland flooding of the heavily wooded floodplain will continue for the next several days. As the river falls slowly, flooding will gradually decrease.
19 Preparations should be completed for a moderate flood. Barns and farm buildings near the river will be threatened by high water. In addition, ranchers should have completed moving cattle and equipment to higher ground.
18 Expect moderate to severe flooding of the heavily wooded floodplain. Boat ramps and picnic areas will be completely inundated.
16 Boat ramps and picnic areas near the river will begin to flood. Ranchers should move cattle and equipment near the river to higher ground.
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Latitude: 31.579167° N, Longitude: 95.165278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 198.29 ft 214.29 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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