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Red River at Shreveport Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 22.22 ft at 9:00PM Mar 28, 2015Observed: 22.16 ft at 10:00PM Mar 28, 2015Observed: 22.13 ft at 11:00PM Mar 28, 2015Observed: 22.13 ft at 12:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 22.08 ft at 1:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 22.05 ft at 2:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 22.01 ft at 3:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.98 ft at 4:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.93 ft at 5:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.89 ft at 6:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.84 ft at 7:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.81 ft at 8:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.78 ft at 9:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.74 ft at 10:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.68 ft at 11:00AM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.66 ft at 12:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.64 ft at 1:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.6 ft at 2:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.54 ft at 3:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.5 ft at 4:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.45 ft at 5:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.44 ft at 6:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.4 ft at 7:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.35 ft at 8:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.33 ft at 9:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.28 ft at 10:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.24 ft at 11:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 21.24 ft at 12:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 21.19 ft at 1:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 21.16 ft at 2:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 21.13 ft at 3:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 21.09 ft at 4:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 21.06 ft at 5:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 21.03 ft at 6:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.99 ft at 7:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.94 ft at 8:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.91 ft at 9:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.89 ft at 10:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.88 ft at 11:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.86 ft at 12:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.87 ft at 1:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.86 ft at 2:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.8 ft at 4:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.77 ft at 5:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.74 ft at 6:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.73 ft at 7:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.7 ft at 8:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.68 ft at 9:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.67 ft at 10:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.61 ft at 11:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 20.6 ft at 12:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.57 ft at 1:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.55 ft at 2:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.53 ft at 3:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.5 ft at 4:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.48 ft at 5:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.47 ft at 6:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.43 ft at 7:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.4 ft at 8:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.35 ft at 9:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.33 ft at 10:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.32 ft at 11:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.28 ft at 12:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.24 ft at 1:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.22 ft at 2:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.19 ft at 3:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.17 ft at 4:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.13 ft at 5:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.11 ft at 6:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 20.08 ft at 7:00PM Mar 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 20 ft 1:00AM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 19.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 19.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 19.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 19.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 19.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 19.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 19.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 19.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 19.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 19.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 19.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 19.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 19.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 19.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 19 ft 7:00PM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 19 ft 1:00AM Apr 05, 2015Forecast: 18.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 05, 2015US Army Corps of EngineersSVPL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:04PM Mar 31, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:33AM Mar 31)Latest observed value: 20.08 ft at 7:00 PM CDT 31-Mar-2015. Flood Stage is 30 ft
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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 Catastrophic flooding of bossier city and shreveport area. Water will overtop the levee on the bossier city side. Also expect catastrophic backwater flooding of cross and caddo lakes with their pool stages rising to near 180.0 ft msl. Catastrophic backwater flooding will affect caddo lake and the big cypress bayou to near jefferson texas.
45 Near record flooding not seen since the mid 1800's with the top of the levees on the shreveport side of the river in danger of being topped. Catastrophic flooding will affect much of the river side area in shreveport. Severe backwater flooding into cross and caddo lakes will raise their pool stages to near 176 feet msl.
39.5 Severe flooding will take place in parts of downtown shreveport in the riverfront area. Area riverboat gaming hotels are in danger of being flooded especially the horseshoe hotel and the casino magic hotel in bossier city. Severe backwater flooding will worsen on cross and caddo lakes and will result in their pool stages rising to near 171.0 feet msl. 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 and flood several establishments both north and south of east 70th street in shreveport.
37.5 Flooding will close the the shreveport, blanchard, i-220 approach at blanchard highway to both the exit and entrance. Severe backwater flooding of cross and twelve mile bayous with backwater flooding into caddo and cross lakes.
36.5 Clyde fant parkway is flooded and closed. 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 in mooringsport louisiana.
36 Water rises to within one and one half foot of i-220 east of the red river bridge at the low point in the levee system.
34.5 The south end of the martin luther king substation is threatened with flooding. The downtown airport in shreveport is flooded and closed.
34 Old blanchard highway just north of the cross lake dam spillway is flooded and closed. Extensive backwater flooding of cross bayou and twelve mile bayou begins at this point.
33.5 Wells island road in north shreveport north of the old downtown airport and just south of the railroad tracks is flooded and closed. Highway 3349 is flooded and closed that branches off the wells island road both north and east. The riverside mobile home park in bossier city is under water with major flood damage to the mobile homes.
33 Martin luther king drive at mccain creek in north shreveport flooded and closed. Evacuations of riverside mobile home park in bossier city also required as flooding begins.
32.5 The riverside area south of i-20 and traffic street exit along with hamilton road area in bossier city will be inundated. 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 i-220 in north shreveport.
30 Russel road will be overflowed between blanchard highway and i-220 in north shreveport.
27 Several hundred acres are inundated in the c.B. Dixon park area. Also bank erosion is moderate to severe at this point.
25 C.B. Dixon park is flooded and closed to the general public. Moderate bank erosion begins to damage areas in both shreveport and bossier city especially next to the bike and walking path alongside the river in shreveport.
23 Low land areas about 5 miles south of gage are inundated next to c.B. Dixon park. Bank erosion problems begin at this stage as well.
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Latitude: 32.515278° N, Longitude: 93.740278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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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)
(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
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