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Bayou Bodcau at Bayou Bodcau Lake Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 187.6 ft at 12:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.65 ft at 1:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.69 ft at 2:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.73 ft at 3:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.77 ft at 4:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.81 ft at 5:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.85 ft at 6:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.88 ft at 7:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.89 ft at 8:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.92 ft at 9:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.93 ft at 10:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 187.97 ft at 11:00PM May 03, 2016Observed: 188 ft at 12:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.04 ft at 1:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.07 ft at 2:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.11 ft at 3:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.14 ft at 4:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.17 ft at 5:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.2 ft at 6:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.23 ft at 7:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.25 ft at 8:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.3 ft at 9:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.34 ft at 10:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.38 ft at 11:00AM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.42 ft at 12:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.46 ft at 1:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.5 ft at 2:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.53 ft at 3:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.57 ft at 4:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.6 ft at 5:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.63 ft at 6:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.66 ft at 7:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.69 ft at 8:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.72 ft at 9:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.74 ft at 10:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.78 ft at 11:00PM May 04, 2016Observed: 188.81 ft at 12:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 188.84 ft at 1:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 188.87 ft at 2:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 188.9 ft at 3:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 188.94 ft at 4:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 188.97 ft at 5:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 188.99 ft at 6:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.02 ft at 7:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.05 ft at 8:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.08 ft at 9:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.11 ft at 10:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.14 ft at 11:00AM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.18 ft at 12:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.22 ft at 1:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.25 ft at 2:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.28 ft at 3:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.31 ft at 4:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.34 ft at 5:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.37 ft at 6:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.4 ft at 7:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.41 ft at 8:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.44 ft at 9:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.46 ft at 10:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.49 ft at 11:00PM May 05, 2016Observed: 189.51 ft at 12:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 189.54 ft at 1:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 189.57 ft at 2:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 189.6 ft at 3:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 189.63 ft at 4:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 189.66 ft at 5:00AM May 06, 2016Observed: 189.68 ft at 6:00AM May 06, 2016Highest Observation: 189.72 ft at 7:00AM May 06, 2016Forecast: 190.2 ft 1:00PM May 06, 2016Forecast: 190.6 ft 7:00PM May 06, 2016Forecast: 190.9 ft 1:00AM May 07, 2016Forecast: 191.1 ft 7:00AM May 07, 2016Forecast: 191.3 ft 1:00PM May 07, 2016Forecast: 191.4 ft 7:00PM May 07, 2016Highest Forecast: 191.5 ft 1:00AM May 08, 2016Highest Forecast: 191.5 ft 7:00AM May 08, 2016Highest Forecast: 191.5 ft 1:00PM May 08, 2016Forecast: 191.4 ft 7:00PM May 08, 2016Forecast: 191.3 ft 1:00AM May 09, 2016Forecast: 191.2 ft 7:00AM May 09, 2016Forecast: 191.1 ft 1:00PM May 09, 2016Forecast: 191 ft 7:00PM May 09, 2016Forecast: 190.9 ft 1:00AM May 10, 2016Forecast: 190.8 ft 7:00AM May 10, 2016Forecast: 190.7 ft 1:00PM May 10, 2016Forecast: 190.5 ft 7:00PM May 10, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLBBL1(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (7:49AM May 6, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 7:15PM May 5)Latest observed value: 189.72 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 6-May-2016. Flood Stage is 172 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Bayou Bodcau at Bayou Bodcau Lake 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: 198
Moderate Flood Stage: 192
Flood Stage: 172
Action Stage: 171.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 200.27 ft on 11/05/2009
(2) 197.40 ft on 03/18/2001
(3) 196.67 ft on 05/11/1958
(4) 193.09 ft on 05/11/1991
(5) 188.19 ft on 03/28/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 173.27 ft on 12/15/2015
(2) 188.19 ft on 03/28/2015
(3) 173.90 ft on 12/31/2013
(4) 175.87 ft on 04/05/2012
(5) 200.27 ft on 11/05/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 157.00 ft on 09/04/1952

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195 Lowland flooding will be rather severe and widespread. Several secondary roadways will be completely flooded and travel will be difficult by wheeled vehicles.
192 Expect rather widespread lowland flooding. Boats should be secured and moved away from the lake. Several secondary roadways will be flooded and closed.
172 Expect bankfull conditions on Red Chute Bayou.
170 Expect minor lowland flooding along the lake. Red Chute Bayou below the lake will be at bankfull. Some secondary roadways may suffer flooding.
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Latitude: 32.703611° N, Longitude: 93.511944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 172 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.00 172 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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