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Big Cypress Creek at Mooringsport (Caddo Lake) Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 170.05 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 170 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 170 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 170 ft 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 170 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 170 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 170 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 169.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 169.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 169.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014LCOL1(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (4:18PM Apr 18, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:16AM Apr 18)Latest observed value: 170 ft at 8:00 AM CDT 18-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 172 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Big Cypress Creek at Mooringsport (Caddo Lake) are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:178
Moderate Flood Stage:174.5
Flood Stage:172
Action Stage:171.5

Historical Crests
(1) 182.92 ft on 05/05/1958
(2) 182.31 ft on 04/05/1945
(3) 180.70 ft on 05/03/1966
(4) 179.22 ft on 05/04/1957
(5) 178.74 ft on 05/24/1930
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Low Water Records
(1) 166.16 ft on 11/02/1956
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178 NEAR RECORD FLOODING OF SEVERAL HUNDRED HOMES INCLUDING SEVERAL STILTED HOMES. HOMEOWNERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE FLOODING.
175 HOMEOWNERS SHOULD RUSH PREPARATIONS TO COMPLETION FOR SIGNIFICANT FLOODING PROBLEMS. NEARLY ALL HOMES THAT ARE NOT STILTED FACE FLOODING. BOATS SHOULD BE MOVED FROM BOATHOUSES AND INTO OPEN WATER TO PREVENT THEM FROM RISING THROUGH THE BOATHOUSE ROOF.
173 SEVERAL SECONDARY ACCESS ROADS WILL BECOME FLOODED AND TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY IN AND AROUND UNCERTAIN TEXAS.
171.5 EXPECT MINOR FLOODING WITH SOME SECONDARY ACCESS ROADS TO HOMES SUFFERING FLOODING ESPECIALLY IN AND AROUND UNCERTAIN TEXAS.
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Latitude: 32.697778° N, Longitude: 93.957778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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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
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Elevation
(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
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