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Red River at Shreveport Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 27.96 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 27.96 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 27.97 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 28 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 28 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 27.96 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 27.98 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 27.99 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.97 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.93 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.95 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.98 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.98 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.98 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.96 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.98 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.96 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.93 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.96 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.91 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.93 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.93 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.91 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.98 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.92 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.91 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.99 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.99 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 27.97 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 1:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28 ft at 2:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 27.99 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.01 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.04 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.05 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.04 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.07 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.05 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.09 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.13 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.16 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.16 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.2 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.21 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.23 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.24 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.28 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.28 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.33 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.35 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.43 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.42 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 28.46 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 28.49 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2015Highest Observation: 28.53 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 28.5 ft 7:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 28.6 ft 1:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 28.7 ft 7:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 28.8 ft 1:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 29 ft 7:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 29.2 ft 1:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 29.4 ft 7:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 29.6 ft 1:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 29.7 ft 7:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 29.9 ft 1:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 30.1 ft 7:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 30.2 ft 1:00AM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 30.3 ft 7:00AM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 30.4 ft 1:00PM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 30.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 30.7 ft 1:00AM Jun 02, 2015Forecast: 30.8 ft 7:00AM Jun 02, 2015Forecast: 31 ft 1:00PM Jun 02, 2015Highest Forecast: 31.2 ft 7:00PM Jun 02, 2015US Army Corps of EngineersSVPL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:04AM May 29, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:43PM May 28)Latest observed value: 28.53 ft at 2:00 AM CDT 29-May-2015. Flood Stage is 30 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Red River at Shreveport are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 33
Moderate Flood Stage: 31.5
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 45.90 ft on 08/10/1849
(2) 45.70 ft on 05/28/1892
(3) 45.10 ft on 06/15/1908
(4) 44.70 ft on 02/08/1890
(5) 44.40 ft on 04/02/1894
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.45 ft on 11/01/2009
(2) 29.40 ft on 03/15/2001
(3) 29.80 ft on 03/05/2001
(4) 29.30 ft on 02/20/2001
(5) 27.50 ft on 11/29/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.20 ft on 11/08/1939
(2) 1.12 ft on 01/17/1940
(3) 1.70 ft on 09/13/1936
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50 Disastrous flooding of Bossier City and Shreveport area. Water will overtop the levee on the Bossier City side. Also expect disastrous backwater flooding of Cross and Caddo lakes with their pool stages rising to near 180.0 ft msl. Disastrous backwater flooding will affect Caddo Lake and the Big Cypress Bayou to near Karnack, Texas.
39.5 Severe flooding will take place in parts of downtown Shreveport in the riverfront area. Area casinos are in danger of being flooded. Severe backwater flooding will worsen on Cross and Caddo lakes and will result in their pool stages rising to near 171.0 feet. Also parts of the levee between downtown Shreveport and the Jimmie Davis bridge will be topped without sandbagging efforts.
38 Water will overflow the flood wall at the Jimmie Davis bridge next to the Fant Parkway and flood several establishments both north and south of East 70th Street in Shreveport on the riverside of the levee system.
37.5 Flooding will close the the Shreveport and Blanchard, Interstate 220 approach to Blanchard Highway to both the exit and entrance. Severe backwater flooding of Cross and Twelve Mile Bayous with backwater flooding into Caddo Lake.
36.5 Clyde Fant Parkway is flooded and closed as well as the Teague Parkway in Bossier City. Extensive backwater flooding of Cross and Twelve Mile bayous will take place. Backwater flooding will take place all the way to the concrete sill at the Cross Lake dam. Backwater flooding will approach the pool height of Caddo Lake Dam near Mooringsport, Louisiana.
36 Water rises to within one and one half feet of Interstate 220 eastbound of the Red River bridge at the low point in the levee system.
34.5 The south end of the Martin Luther King electric substation is threatened with flooding. The Downtown Airport in Shreveport is flooded and closed.
34 Old Blanchard Highway just north of the Cross Lake spillway is flooded and closed. Extensive backwater flooding of Cross Bayou and Twelve Mile Bayou begins.
33.5 Portions of Wells Island Road in north Shreveport is flooded and closed. Highway 3349 is flooded and closed that branches off the Wells Island Road.
33 Martin Luther King Drive at McCain Creek in north Shreveport flooded and closed.
32.5 The area south of Interstate 20 and Traffic street exit along with Hamilton Road area in Bossier City floods. Also the south part of Martin Luther King drive in north Shreveport is flooded and closed.
31 Russel Road will be overflowed and closed between Blanchard highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport. Also expect backwater flooding up Cross Bayou, Twelve Mile Bayou, and lower McCain Creek. High water will creep up to near southern Fant Parkway and near the Teague Parkway.
30 Russel Road will be overflowed between Blanchard Highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport.
27 Several hundred acres inundate in the C. Bickham Dixon park area. Also expect moderate to severe bank erosion. Flooding closes the Hamels Memorial Park upstream from Jimmie Davis Bridge.
25 C. Bickham Dixon park is floods and closes to the general public. Moderate bank erosion begins to damage riverbanks in both Shreveport and Bossier City especially next to the bike and walking path alongside the river in Shreveport.
23 Low land areas inundate next to C. Bickham Dixon park. Bank erosion problems begin as well.
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Latitude: 32.515278° N, Longitude: 93.740278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 30 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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(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 29 131.48 ft 161.48 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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